Honoring Judy Lozano

The Lozano Family, guided by daughters Mandy and Sarah, have chosen to honor Judy with a memorial fund that supports and combines one of Judy’s passions, reading, with another passion, encouraging parents to read to children.

Please read on and consider a donation in honor of Judy to Baby’s First BookJudy, Mandy, Sarah and Scarlett_220px

From Judy’s daughter, Sarah, on her mother’s passing and her passion for reading to children:

“When my son Blake was born in San Diego, I was given a little packet in the hospital that contained a baby ‘board book’, information about free San Diego County Library programs, and other details to help encourage a lifetime of literacy at an early  age.

Mom saw this, and took this into the Jackson County Library Foundation, where she was an active member.  With that inspiration, she helped create the ‘Baby’s First Book‘  program which was launched on Mother’s Day weekend 2013.

Because of our mother’s passion for literacy, nearly all of the 4,000 babies born in Jackson County every year get a packet containing a baby book and information about services and programs at the Jackson County Library. It is underwritten by an annual corporate grant and fueled by Mom’s hard work.

When Mandy and I heard about this, we were completely surprised. Mom was so humble that few people knew about her role in this program.  In light of this, Mandy and I are working with the Library Foundation to create an avenue for giving in her name that will help this program continue, and will share the donation details as soon as it’s in place.”

Baby’s First Book is distributed in Jackson County Hospitals, clinics and doctor’s offices, in both English and Spanish.

The Library Foundation will honor Judy’s influence and compassionate consideration of others in Baby’s First Book packets as well as in our social media, newsletters and web site.  Your donation will honor her and advance the library system’s efforts in early childhood literacy.

Thank you. And thank you, Judy!