Gently used books are placed in waiting areas at Reach Out and Read Colorado clinics to create literacy-rich environments, as well as given to siblings accompanying a child at a well-child visit.
“Last spring, we received a donation of children’s books from a local high school book drive. The student leader dropped them off at the clinic and as I was emptying the boxes onto the shelf in children’s waiting area at least 6 kids came over and pulled a book off the shelf to enjoy while they were waiting. Shortly after that 3 parents came over to read to their children. It was wonderful knowing that just a small upgrade really improved the experience of our patients.”
~Lexie Zuver, DO, Southern Colorado Family Medicine
Reach Out and Read Colorado is happy to accept new and gently used children’s books abiding by the following guidelines:
Be gently used (covers and pages intact, clean and unmarked pages)
Books may be for the following age groups: infants up to and including young adults
No used coloring or activity books
ORGANIZE A BOOK DRIVE
We are always looking for book drive hosts to collect new and gently used children’s books to benefit local children and families. Book drives benefiting Reach Out and Read Colorado can be a great project for service clubs, schools, places of worship, youth groups, scout troops, companies, bar/bat-mitzvah projects, etc. Reach Out and Read Colorado has many resources available to help you promote your book drive such as posters, logos, etc.