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Watch our recording of our 10th annual Spring Benefit to help us bring the brain-building and family-bonding power of books to young children across Minnesota.


This year our theme was Growing Together, a theme we chose to honor Minnesota's resilient children and families, to celebrate our providers who have worked so hard to provide the best care under enormously difficult circumstances, and to challenge ourselves and our institutions to push for a brighter future for all Minnesota families. 

Hear from leaders in the fields of child development, healthcare, and literacy about how we can best serve our young children in this critical moment in their lives and in our state's history!

Speakers and content include: 

  • A message from Bao Phi, a St. Paul based writer and poet, and author of three children's books, including the award-winning picture book A Different Pond
  • Presentation of our 2nd annual Gerald Gilchrist Medical Champion Award 
  • Updates and news from Kris Hoplin, Executive Director of Reach Out and Read Minnesota
  •  An address from Dr. Gigi Chawla, Chief of General Pediatrics at Children's Minnesota, and Medical Director of Reach Out and Read Minnesota

While the the upcoming months are sure to hold many challenges, we've never been more excited about the future of our program. Never before have we had the potential to reach so many children and their families in every corner of the state. We have some big plans for the future, and we are counting on our amazing group of supporters to help bring them to fruition. 

We'd like to extend our sincerest thanks to our sponsors, who make this event and our program possible. 


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