Reach Out and Read

Prepares young children for school success by partnering with pediatricians who distribute books and encourage families to read together.

Community Impact

  • 54,571 books were distributed to 67 practitioners at 35 Clinics



“For a lot of my patients, the Reach out and Read Program is their first exposure to books. Even as early as 6 months old, you can see their faces light up when they are given a book. The look of incredulity and excitement on their faces when they realize that they get to take their book home never gets old. Reading is so fundamental to language development in children and it opens up a world of possibilities and sparks the imagination like nothing else can.”

–Melaine McLean, MD, Pediatrician