Friday, September 23, 2011
New parents at Norman Regional’s HealthPlex will be leaving the hospital with more than a new baby. They will also receive a brand new book, thanks to a donation from Altrusa International, a women’s service organization, and Kidoodles Toy Zone, 425 W. Main in Norman.
More than 200 books were donated to the hospital by Altrusa and Kidoodles through the ‘Books for Babies’ program. The book is titled, “Barnyard Dance,” and was written by Sandra Boynton. Altrusa was the first volunteer service group to adopt literacy as a focus in 1977.
The two organizations have partnered to donate books to Norman Regional and its new parents for the past eight years. Nurses in the HealthPlex’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit gratefully accepted the books on and will pass them out to new parents.