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Kern Literacy Council donating 1,500 safe sleep books to decrease SIDS in Kern County

Posted at 12:25 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 15:35:38-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern Literacy Council is donating 1,500 safe sleep books in an effort to decrease Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) cases in Kern County.

The Kern Literacy Council has teamed up with First 5 Kern and the Safe Sleep Coalition to distribute copies of the book, "Sleep Baby Safe and Snug," to new parents.

The books will be given to agencies across the county, from Family Resource Centers to hospitals and childcare facilities. There will also be a book distribution event during the Safe Sleep Coalition of Kern County meeting on Friday, April 12. The meeting will be held at the First 5 office, located at 2724 L Street in Central Bakersfield, at 10 a.m.

The Kern Literacy Council was able to purchase the books through a grant from Junior League of Bakersfield.