20 years ago, Dr. Steve Vogler had the idea to promote early literacy in an exam room and reached out to a local librarian (Ann Logan!) to collaborate. Ann Logan and Steve Vogler implemented Reach Out and Read Colorado’s innovative mission in two Metro Denver clinics. Today, Reach Out and Read Colorado partners with more than 1700 health care providers in 62 of 64 Colorado counties across more than 300 unique sites, serving 125,000 children annually. Since the first Reach Out and Read Colorado book was prescribed in 1997, clinics throughout Colorado have cumulatively prescribed more than 1.85 million stories.