Giving to Reach Out and Read

Book Donations

Giving to Reach Out and ReadComing to the doctor’s office can be tough for all families, so at Nationwide Children’s incorporating Reach Out and Read helps to transform waiting areas into a literacy-enriched waiting area. Families are welcomed by donated books in our waiting areas and are encouraged to take these books home! We offer books for all readers including chapter, picture and board books.

We Accept Gently Used and New

  • Picture books
  • Board books

Additional Guidelines

  • Donate favorite titles for infants thru 2nd grade reading level.
  • No books with torn pages; new or gently used please.
  • No books printed prior to 1990, unless in good condition.
  • No books that carry any type of political or religious message.
  • No coloring books, workbooks or textbooks.
  • No chapter books or teen novels.

Book Donation Drop-Off Locations

Effective June 2020 

Please drop off boxed donations during the hours listed below to the front registration desk.

Westerville Close to Home Center
433 N Cleveland Ave., Westerville, OH 43082
Hours: M-Th 7:30 – 9 a.m.

Westerville Behavioral Health
275 W. Schrock Rd., Westerville, OH 43081
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Clintonville Close to Home Center
510 E. North Broadway, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Hours: M, T and F 1 – 4 p.m. 

Urgent Care Main Hospital
700 Children’s Dr., Columbus, OH 43205
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Ontario Close to Home Center
2003 West Fourth St., Suite 205
Ontario, OH 44906
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ohio Pediatric Care Alliance
1644 North Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503
Hours: M-F 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Monetary Donations 

Every dollar donated to Reach Out and Read goes towards the purchase of resources to support our families’ literacy and school-readiness needs. We accept credit cards and checks. Checks can be made out to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation, please place Reach Out and Read in the memo section. Then mail to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to P.O. Box 16810, Columbus, OH 43216-6810.

Credit cards are accepted to make a one-time or recurring donation by using our secure Make a Gift form!

Please do not place cash donations in the mail.

Nationwide Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (EIN: 31-1036370).