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Reach Out and Read®

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The Reach Out and Read Program (ROR) serves more than 39 of our pediatric primary care practices in 17 counties. ROR is a national program dedicated to fostering the development of early literacy skills among children as a standard part of pediatric primary care. During well-child visits from 6 months to 5 years, providers talk with parents and caregivers about the importance of reading aloud to their children and prescribe a new book for their child to take home.

Age-appropriate books are also available patients visiting the pediatric offices and our hospitals, as well as at a community outreach events in under-served communities.

You can support ROR by donating books, or hosting a book drive to collect new and nearly new books for children ages 6 months to 5 years old. Nearly new books should be in good condition with no visible wear and tear. To see more information about book donation guidelines, click here

To learn more, please email reachoutandread@akronchildrens.org

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