Literacy-Rich Clinic Giveaway

Attention Reach Out and Read Colorado partner clinics-
Give your waiting room, exam rooms, or book storage a literacy makeover this spring!


Thank you to everyone who submitted an application!

We will notify clinics no later than May 13th.

If your clinic is chosen, all orders must be placed by June 15, 2022. 

How To Apply:

Fill out the short application about your clinic no later than May 10th. If you manage multiple sites, fill one out for each site.

We will do our best to say ‘yes’ to as many clinics as possible as long as funding allows. 

*If you received funding for your waiting room from us in 2022, please do not apply again.

We will notify clinics no later than May 31st. If your clinic is chosen, all orders must be placed by August 31, 2024. 

In an effort to deepen our impact with gently used books in waiting rooms, Reach Out and Read Colorado has allocated some extra funding to give to select clinics to help renovate literacy-rich spaces. The spaces that our clinics use to encourage reading and distribute books vary, so we will provide chosen clinics with $800 credit to purchase what your clinic needs most.

Below are some examples of how you might use this funding:

  1. Give your waiting room a makeover!
    Purchase a book shelf, a rug, small table and chairs, and some artwork for the walls. Create an inviting space for kids and their families to get lost in a book while they are waiting.
  2. Create a gently used book system in each exam room.
    Consider buying bins, labels, and signs so that there are gently used books for families to take home from each exam room.
  3. Organize the storage of your new RORCO books that providers use at well-child visits.
    Maybe you need dividers, new bins, stacking shelves, or a tall bookshelf to create a better space for all of your new books for well-visits. 


Each clinic that is selected from the applicants will receive an $800 credit to our partner vendor, Lakeshore Learning.  

See examples below of items you may wish to purchase:


In order to apply for funding, we ask clinics to share two of the following with us to help us continue to build support for RORCO at your clinic and all 325+ clinics across Colorado:

  • A Reach Out and Read Colorado parent testimonial.
  • A photo of a parent/child reading together in your clinic. (with RORCO photo release, which can be found online here, or downloaded here)
  • A provider quote about how the ROR model positively impacts WCV attendance, overall health outcomes, and the provider/caregiver relationship.

Recipients of funding also agree to:

  • Share before and after photos
  • Purchase supplies that promote books and reading together (no toys)
  • Display RORCO partner sign in a location of your choosing
  • Purchase items from Lakeshore Learning no later than August 31, 2024

Literacy-Rich Waiting Rooms Throughout the State

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