Studies show that families respond to their pediatricians:
Children exposed to Reach Out and Read at checkups are read to more often by their families, have stronger language skills, and start school better prepared to learn.
Chirlane McCray, NYC’s First Lady, read aloud to children at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn to promote early…
The 2014 Mills Tannenbaum Award for Children’s Literacy will be presented to Todd Parr on April 28th in New…
NY State agencies donated hundreds of books for our program sites.
Bellevue Hospital Center celebrated World Read Aloud Day with book giveaways, library card sign-ups, and lots of reading aloud!
We offer a big THANK YOU to Ruth Abrams, retiring after 22 years as a volunteer reader.
Dr. Perri Klass shared her insight into language development in babies and young children at a talk at the…
Healthfirst hosted a Dr. Seuss children’s book reading, featuring Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, at Maimonides Medical Center’s Newkirk…
Our Young Leaders raised over $2,000 for children’s literacy at their ‘Winter Wine Tasting.’
EDCSPIN CEO Charles A. Archer donated books to the Sunset Park Family Health Center.
Baby Buggy donated 81,000 books to our program sites.
- ~ Michelle Morgan, Senior Health Educator/Reach Out and Read Program Coordinator, The Floating Hospital
"I see the lives of our young people change through reading."
Our impact: over 250,00 children served annually
- ~ Dr. Sandra Braganza, Pediatrician at Montefiore Medical Group Comprehensive Health Care Center
"Giving books to my patients is one of the most satisfying parts of my job."
Our impact: 390,000 books distributed to kids in need in the past year
- ~ Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times
"It's a simple intervention but has far-reaching effects."
Our impact: 198 program locations, and counting