Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based, national nonprofit organization that prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Children receive a developmentally appropriate book at each well child check up from 6 months to 5 years. Literacy rich children’s areas are also created in the waiting rooms at each participating medical practice. Reach Out and Read currently serves one-third of the most impoverished children in the U.S.

The Reach Out and Read model is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the program has one of the strongest records of research support of any primary care intervention. This year, Reach Out and Read’s 28,000 volunteer doctors and nurse practitioners will provide 6.4 million new books to 3.9 million children at 4,688 healthcare locations in all 50 states. For further information, please visit Reach Out and Read's website at

Participating Medical Practices:

  • Premier Pediatrics
  • Reidsville Pediatrics
  • Reidsville Family Medicine
  • Rockingham Co Department of Public Health Clinic
  • UNC Family Medicine at Eden
  • Western Rockingham Family Medicine