Reach Out and Read Needs Donations of Gently Used Children’s Books

Reach Out and Read is a national nonprofit that champions the positive effects of reading daily and engaging in other language-rich activities with young children. Reading together promotes healthy brain development, furthers language acquisition, and helps families build meaningful bonds. In the greater Toledo area, Reach Out and Red has a group of 24 pediatric and family practice doctor offices participating in Lucas and Wood counties (over 100 doctors) who agree to make literacy guidance part of the standard care they give families at well care child visits from birth to 5 years old. The 100% grant/donation funded program distributes thousands of new books at well care visits and provides gently-used books in waiting rooms (during non-COVID times). More info at