Reach Out and Read Program Collects New, Gently Used Books through March 31

January 29, 2009

With more than 4,000 Reach Out and Read Programs nationwide, Nationwide Childrens Hospital is proud to be among the largest. Each year, Nationwide Childrens, along with community partners, hold a three-month community-wide book drive collecting new and gently used books to raise literacy awareness throughout central Ohio. It is with the generous support of the community that enables Nationwide Childrens physicians and staff to help encourage family literacy in the home prior to a childs entrance into the school system.

Now through March 31, Nationwide Childrens is calling on the community to donate new, preschool-age books or gently used books up to a fourth grade reading level. Please, no books with religious messages.

Book donation sites include Nationwide Childrens Hospital, Half Price Books, COSI (receive $2 off admission when you bring in a book donation), Tommys Pizza (Dublin location only) and Dave Fox Remodeling.

For more information about donation sites and the Reach Out and Read Program, visit or call 614-355-8619.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at