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We are thrilled to present our 2024 Diane Loeffler Legislative Champion Award to Sen. Steve Cwodzinski of Minnesota district 49. Sen. Cwodzinski is a constant champion for early learning in Minnesota. In 2023, he lead authored a bill granting Reach Out and Read Minnesota transformational funding, empowering our program to reach more families than ever with the brain-building power of books.

Reach Out and Read Minnesota is thrilled to announce Susan Goodemote, a family practice nurse practitioner at Sanford Health Mountain Lake and Sanford Health Windom, as the winner of the 2024 Gerald Gilchrist Medical Champion Award.

Reach Out and Read Minnesota is thrilled to share that we will be sending out thousands of brand new, diverse books to clinics all across the state as a part of the national 35 for 35 initiative. Read more about this special selection of books!

Reach Out and Read Minnesota is pleased to introduce our community to Elliott Barnhill, our new Administrative and Operations Assistant.

Family Physician Mike Mercer, and Communications and Development Manager Liam Mackin talk with the Minnesota Family Physician about how Reach Out and Read is centering early literacy and early relational helps at family practice clinics all across the state.

A pair of Twin Cities hospitals are pioneering a new form of neonatal language exposure for babies in the NICU. Their complex methodology? Reading to them. Article by Sheila Mulrooney Eldred.

Minneapolis was officially declared the United State's second Child Friendly City by UNICEF on February 14th, recognizing child friendly policies and initiatives in place throughout the city. Reach Out and Read Minnesota played a role through discussing children's rights and distributing a UNICEF published book about children's rights at children's five year well-child visits.

Join us in welcoming our newest members of our board of directors: Tricia Dege, John C Markham, JD, Mike Mercer, MD, Liza Soto De Cichowicz, MBA, CMA, Leann West, MD

"We're so incredibly grateful for the years of service Joe, Nick, and Sylvia have given to us. Their myriad contributions have helped Reach Out and Read Minnesota achieve many milestones over the years. I've learned so much from each of them and look forward to their continued involvement in other capacities," said Executive Director, Kris Hoplin.

We're looking for volunteers to help construct shelving units for our collection of used books!

Please join us in welcoming Reach Out and Read Minnesota's new Program Coordinator, Eleanor GrandPre!  

The Minnesota Legislature has just passed an historic investment in early childhood programs, including $500,000 allocation over two years for Reach Out and Read Minnesota. Governor Walz signed the bill into law this morning.

Kara Jacobsen, a nurse practitioner at Minnesota Community Care's La Clinica site in West St. Paul, is the winner of this year's Gerald GIlchrist Medical Champion award.

Medical students from the University of Minnesota have recently begun an initiative to read to infants in at the Hennepin Healthcare NICU though support the Reach Out and Read NICU program.

We have recently renewed our partnership with SMSC to provide over 1,400 Native centered children's books to clinics across the state.

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