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Adult volunteers (over 18 y.o.) are based in the waiting room at some primary care health centers to read aloud with children of all ages, model book-sharing techniques and show by example that reading aloud is fun for parent and child.  Each Reach Out and Read site’s health organization has its own volunteer application guidelines. Click below or call 215-590-5989 for more information.

DONATE GENTLY USED CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Most Reach Out and Read Greater Philadelphia sites can accept donations of gently used books for children so the healthcare staff can promote literacy to more children and families and give them books to take home, keep and enjoy. More than 200,000 appropriate gently used books for children ages birth to 10 are needed to distribute each year! Due to COVID-19, RORGP sites cannot accept book donations until after August. 

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HOST A BOOK DRIVE

Most Reach Out and Read sites are always in need of appropriate gently used books for the literacy rich waiting rooms and exam rooms. Consider hosting a book drive at your office, at an elementary school, your book club or other places!

Due to COVID-19, there are changes in our needs and RORGP sites cannot accept used book donations until after August. Please contact us for the current guidelines.  

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