Books are at the core of our program. While Reach Out and Read program sites strive to give out brand-new, doctor-recommended books in the exam room at all visits, not all sites have the funding needed to ensure that each child gets a book. Volunteers can help sites fundraise, enabling them to leverage the exceptional discounts provided by our literacy partners and not available elsewhere.
In addition, Reach Out and Read's literacy-rich waiting room model creates a need for gently-used books in both waiting rooms and exam rooms - for a sibling, at a sick visit, or simply to help build a Reach Out and Read child's home library. Volunteers of all ages can host a new or gently-used book drive through their own personal networks: community groups, schools, workplaces, or faith-based organizations. For more information on hosting your own new or used book drive please contact info@reachoutandreadMN.org.