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  • 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 […]
  • Families Celebrated the Week of the Young Child at Aguilar Library

    By amandaberlin on May 4, 2017
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      On Friday, April 28th, the New York Public Library held Family Fun Day at Aguilar Library in celebration of the Week of the Young Child. As a part of this event, Bilingual Birdies, a bilingual children’s musical group performed for families. Bilingual Birdies teaches children phrases in many languages including Spanish and French through exciting and fun music. During […]
  • State Agencies Mobilize to Collect Books for Literacy Organizations

    By amandaberlin on May 4, 2017
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    Since January, New York State agencies have been collecting books for three organizations, including Reach Out and Read of Greater New York. Currently, over 2,300 gently-used books have been collected for our sites to be put in waiting rooms and given to siblings of children over 5. New Alternatives for Children received about 360 books from the Metropolitan Transport Authority […]
  • Reade Street Prep Book Drive

    By amandaberlin on May 3, 2017
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    We are very grateful to the children and families at Reade Street Prep in downtown Manhattan for holding a recent book drive to support the children served by Reach Out and Read of Greater NY! The drive was a phenomenal success and we were thrilled to receive hundreds of wonderful books (see photo). Reade Street Prep, founded seven years ago […]

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