Media Mentions of ROR-Illinois

Reach Out and Read featured on National Library Day on CBS Chicgao, April 6, 2023

ROR-IL with CBS Chicago: ROR Board Member Aimee Crow, MD, FAAP appeared on CBS Chicago in April 2023 to recognize National Library Day by discussing Reach Out and Read Illinois. A snippet of the story is included below and you can view the complete interview on the CBS Chicago website.

“Pediatricians and librarians have a lot in common; pediatricians can tend to the physical growth and development of children and librarians tend to the expansion of their minds.”

Dr. Aimee Crow

Reach Out and Read providing free books at doctors offices, clinics

CHICAGO (CBS)– We are celebrating National Library Day.

Reach Out and Read is a national nonprofit, with a branch in Illinois, working to deliver books to pediatricians and clinics.

The goal is for the health care professionals to give the books out to their patients. Particularly, for families who may not have the resources to buy new books.

The program partners with libraries to provide “prescriptions to read.”

Librarians are also coming to the clinics to read in the waiting rooms and encourage young kids to read daily. 

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