"I went to the library, and I got different things that they have there, like different book recommendations and some information on how you become a library patron," said Dunn.
Dunn is an avid reader. She said she particularly loves the Harry Potter series.
Hospital officials applauded Dunn's community-minded effort.
"Ellis Hospital is grateful for the time and effort Abby put into her project that brings new mothers and their babies closer together while helping to instill a love for reading at an early age," said Cindy Farrelly, director for women's services at Ellis Hospital Bellevue Women's Care Center in an e-mail. "Abby is a remarkable young woman with a clear sense of commitment to her community, and we applaud her passion."