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Family Resource Library

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The Grace Rea Garrett Children's Library and Mr. & Mrs. G. Lloyd Bunting Sr. Family Resource Center at Johns Hopkins Children's Center offer a rich assortment of books for children of all ages and a collection of print and online resources for parents, including information on child development and pediatric diseases and illness. The combined resource library is on the 3rd floor of Hopkins Children's Center, and is open weekdays, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

A professional librarian is available to answer questions, make suggestions for reading material, and help with searches for information. Throughout the week, the librarian and volunteers visit pediatric units with a book-cart of picture, early reader, and chapter books for children and parents to borrow. An online catalogue of books is available in the library and via TigerNet in patients' rooms.

What to expect
Bright and spacious, the library offers a glorious view of Baltimore;  cushioned seats under picture windows; comfortable chairs; tables for writing; a rocking chair; and a small table with chairs for children. In an alcove are two computers with Internet access, a photocopier and printer.  Families are invited to stop by for coffee, tea or hot chocolate, Monday-Friday, 9-11 a.m.

Our philosophy
We believe a library in the hospital should provide parents with a refuge for reflection, and be a welcoming destination for the entire family, patients and siblings alike.

Our policies
Books can remain with patients throughout their stay in the hospital. All materials on loan from the library must, of course, be returned before discharge. There is a book drop right by the library.

Donations
Donations of new books are gratefully accepted. See our wish list and mailing information here: http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/book-wish-list.aspx

Need more information? Contact Phoebe Bacon, the librarian at (410) 955-6442 or pbacon3@jhmi.edu