"My own pediatrician gave me comic books at every visit and I couldn’t wait to go to the doctor and get that book. How great for all of our children and their parents to learn from their pediatric providers that beautiful books and reading are an important part of growing up and future success."
Reach Out and Read Colorado Co-founder
"I had one child, just one year old, and when I gave her the book, the mom was so excited. She said, ‘This is her first book!’"
Gunnison County Public Health
"Just today, my client (4yrs, 9mos), his name is Jacob, and this is the first time we’ve ever seen him. He transferred from Colorado Springs. I told him I could give him a book and showed him a few different ones. He looked at me and said, 'Well, you know I don’t know how to read yet.' SOOOO cute! I told him he could make up his own story based on the pictures or ask his brothers and sister to help him read it."
brand new, developmentally– and language–appropriate books prescribed throughout Colorado each year.
clinics across Colorado and growing every day.
health care provider partners prescribing books for Colorado’s children.
A Prescription for Literacy
Books are an important part of early learning and brain development, and Reach Out and Read Colorado is the source for nearly two hundred thousand new books that journey to homes throughout Colorado every year.learn more