A new program in Washington, D.C. will give area children free books for the first five years of their lives.
City officials will launch the "Books From Birth" program Thursday.
The early childhood literacy program will mail a book to each child in the District every month from the time they are born until they area 5 years old. The program will also connect families with resources and educational information at the city's public libraries.
Click here if you're interested in participating in the program.