Author archive for amandaberlin

  • Announcing Impact Award Recipient: Eileen FitzPatrick

    By amandaberlin on May 17, 2018
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    We are delighted to honor Eileen FitzPatrick with the Reach Out and Read of Greater New York Impact Award, in recognition of her integral role in starting Reach Out and Read in New York and her dedication and fortitude as board chair during the organization’s early years. Eileen began with Reach Out and Read as a volunteer. “I loved working […]
  • Announcing Literacy Champion Award Recipient 2018, Dr. Leora Mogilner

    By amandaberlin on May 4, 2018
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    We are thrilled to announce that the Reach Out and Read of Greater New York Medical Director, instrumental in founding the organization 20 years ago, Dr. Leora Mogilner, will accept the Literacy Champion award at our upcoming 20th Anniversary Benefit Gala on June 5, 2018 at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. Dr. Mogilner is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at […]
  • Spotlight on: Books Are Magic in Cobble Hill Brooklyn

    By amandaberlin on May 3, 2018
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    As part of the run-up to our 20th Anniversary Benefit and Gala, June 5 at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, we are profiling local bookstores making a difference to young readers in their communities. Writer and bookstore owner, Emma Straub, and her husband, designer Michael Fusco-Straub, opened Books Are Magic in May of 2017 in the Cobble Hill neighborhood […]
  • Mills Tannenbaum Award Recipient Announced: Andrea Davis Pinkney

    By amandaberlin on April 12, 2018
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    At the Reach Out and Read of Greater New York Annual Benefit and Auction, June 5, 2018, at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, Andrea Davis Pinkney will receive the organization’s Mills Tannenbaum Award for Childhood Literacy. Pinkney is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels, works of […]
  • Spotlight On: Sister’s Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center

    By amandaberlin on April 4, 2018
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    In honor of our 20th anniversary and in celebration of our upcoming annual benefit and auction on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Reach Out and Read of Greater New York is turning the spotlight on local bookstores to champion their work in spreading the joy of books and a love of reading. In the months leading up to June, we will profile […]
  • Reads Initiative Draws Children and Families from Queens and Brooklyn to In-Person Library Events

    By amandaberlin on April 4, 2018
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    Reach Out and Read of Greater New York is proud to be part of Reads Initiative, a collaborative of 10 literacy organizations, funded by the Pinkerton Foundation. On March 3, at the Queens Central Library (and on March 9 at New Lots Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library) children and families were led in a bilingual singalong hour, a read-aloud and […]
  • Girl Scout Troop 1386 Donates Books to Local Reach Out and Read of Greater New York Site

    By amandaberlin on April 3, 2018
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    On March 16th,  the Hudson River HealthCare Pediatric staff came together to thank Girl Scout Troop 1386 lead by Melissa Bidlack, which held a book drive at the Crompond Elementary School.   Currently, Reach Out and Read can be found in 22 of HHRHCare locations.   In a little over a week, the Girl Scout Troop collected 2,000 books and […]
  • Spotlight On: Books of Wonder

    By amandaberlin on February 28, 2018
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    In honor of our 20th anniversary and in celebration of our upcoming annual benefit and auction on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Reach Out and Read of Greater New York is turning the spotlight on local bookstores to champion their work in spreading the joy of books and a love of reading. In the months leading up to June, we will […]
  • Spotlight On: Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY

    By amandaberlin on January 31, 2018
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    In honor of our 20th anniversary and our upcoming Annual Benefit and Auction on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Reach Out and Read of Greater New York is turning the spotlight on local bookstores to champion their work in spreading the joy of books and a love of reading. In the months leading up to June, we will profile the people […]
  • Goldman Sachs “Community Team Works” Volunteer with Reach Out and Read at New York-Presbyterian Hospital

    By amandaberlin on July 19, 2017
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    A group of volunteers from Goldman Sachs Community Team Works volunteered with Reach Out and Read of Greater New York’s staff at a literacy fair at New York-Presbyterian hospital in Upper Manhattan. The volunteers, including two Reach Out and Read of Greater New York board members, Osman Ali and Sergey Kraytman, engaged in reading to children and running an arts […]

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