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Reach Out and Read Illinois volunteers are early literacy champions who play vital roles in the success of our organization. 

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About Us

  Our Mission: Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Our History: Reach Out and Read makes literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care, so that children grow up with books and a love of [...]

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In Illinois, 43 percent of young children live in low-income families. Source: National Center for Children in Poverty Reach Out and Read Programs can be found throughout Illinois, including in your community.  Please help Reach Out and Read Illinois put books in the hands of children who may grow up without them by contributing today. Gifts of all sizes will [...]


Reach Out and Read Illinois events can be found on the Events Calendar.   Browse by month, and stay up to date on ways you can support Reach Out and Read in your community.

Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics