Children’s Book Readings!

Queens Read and Romp
Monday, January 26th  Cancelled due to inclement weather. Check again soon for the new date.
Queens Hospital Center
(In the main lobby and Pediatric Clinic)
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica, NY 11432

Join us on January 26th at Queens Hospital Center for a Read and Romp children’s literacy event.  Children will enjoy children’s book readings and arts and crafts.  Guest readers include Queens-based children’s book makers Carla Torres (Larry and Friends), Reshma Sapre (Hathi Chiti Books).  This reading highlights our collaboration with the South Jamaica Reads literacy network, and we’ll be joined by some of our SJR partners, including Literacy Inc., Queens Public Library, and JumpStart! The reading is free and open to the public.

Past Events


Holiday Book Reading
December 3, 2014
Children’s book author, Lu Ann Schnable Kaldor and illustrator, Eve Gendron, joined us and Boriken Neighborhood Health Center for a special children’s book reading at PS 112 in East Harlem.  PreK and Kindergarten students enjoyed a reading of Schnable and Gendron’s book, The Angels on My Tree, a holiday story with a message about the power of simple acts of kindness.

Early Literacy Awareness Week
August 10-16, 2014
Each August, we celebrate Early Literacy Awareness Week in conjunction with National Health Center WeekThis is a time to encourage families to foster a love of reading in our youngest children and prepare them for success in school. Health centers around the region help us celebrate with children’s book readings by special guests to highlight the importance of books in the lives of young children.


We host literacy events for children and families periodically throughout the year.  Check again soon for updates on future events!

Harlem Read and Romp!

Coming Soon!

Stay tuned for details about our upcoming Annual Benefit & Auction, planned for this Spring.  As always, the event will include an evening of fine dining, literacy champion award presentations, and a fabulous silent auction.  Please send any inquiries about the event to

About the Young Leaders Executive Board

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York’s Young Leaders Executive Board aims to engage the next generation of Reach Out and Read volunteers and supporters through the creation of events, a speaker series, and other opportunities to interact directly with Reach Out and Read programs. By cultivating relationships with a new generation of leaders, the Young Leaders raise awareness about Reach Out and Read of Greater New York and garner support for its mission and the thousands of children and families served by its program.

Past Events

Trivia Night!

Trivia Night

On November 12th, our Young Leaders Board hosted a fun night of trivia in support of children’s literacy. The event took place at the Roger Smith Hotel in midtown.  Trivia was hosted by Quizmaster Noah Tarnow from The Big Quiz Thing with a winner-take-all lightning round for the top three teams. Guests enjoyed drink prizes throughout the night, free pizza for all, and, trophies for the winning team.

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Winter Wine Tasting!

Winter Wine TastingOn February 19th, our Young Leaders Executive Board hosted a fantastic Winter Wine Tasting to spread awareness and raise funds to support Reach Out and Read of Greater New York.

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Holiday Bonanza!  Live Music at Tammany Hall

Holiday Bonanza! 12/12/13On Dec. 12, 2013 guests joined us for a night of live music at Tammany Hall in support of Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, hosted by our Young Leaders Executive Board.

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Each year, we hold meetings and conferences on current topics in the field of early literacy.  Registration is free and open to the public.

Past Events

Growing Healthy Readers


Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:00am – 12:30pm New York, NY

What do children need to thrive in their early years and read proficiently by third grade?

Growing Healthy Readers: Half-Day Literacy Conference brings together educators, researchers and children’s advocates to share strategies that help children reach their academic potential and excel in school and in life.

Learn more and register

In partnership with

Scholastic Inc.                United Way of New York City

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