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Reach Out & Read’s 5th Annual Early Literacy Awareness Week

Reach Out & Read is hosting its 5th annual “Early Literacy Awareness Week.” The organization has planned several events to take place throughout the week of August 11th to August 17th. Families are encouraged to instill and nurture a love of reading in their youngest children.


Tuesday, August 13th 10am: Brooklyn – BROOKLYN HOSPITAL BAKE SALE at Brooklyn Hospital to raise money for children’s books for pediatric patients

Tuesday, August 13th 2pm to 5pm: Manhattan – END OF SUMMER BOOK FAIR at Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center, with a children’s book reading by Tania Grossinger

Tuesday, August 13th 2pm: Long Island – CHILDREN’S STORYTIME with NY State Assembly Member Chad Lupinacci at the Dolan Family Health Center

Wednesday, August 14th 10:30am: Bronx – CHILDREN’S STORYTIME: Urban Health Plan Bella Vista, Bella Vista Community Health hosts children’s book author Artie Bennett

Wednesday, August 14th, 11am: Long Island City – CHILDREN’S STORYTIME: The Floating Hospital Community Clinic hosts children’s book author Reshma Sapre

Wednesday, August 14th, 1pm: Brooklyn – CHILDREN’S STORYTIME: Lutheran HealthCare Park Slope Family Health Center hosts children’s book author/illustrator Selina Alko

Wednesday, August 14th 1pm: Manhattan – CHILDREN’S STORYTIME: Beth Israel Pediatric Associates hosts children’s book author Dave Reisman

Wednesday, August 14th 2pm: Brooklyn – CHILDREN’S STORYTIME: Brooklyn Hospital‘s Pediatric Department hosts children’s book author Melanie Hope Greenberg

Wednesday, August 14th 3:30pm: Amenia – CHILDREN’S STORYTIME with NY State Assembly Member Didi Barrett at Hudson River HealthCare, Amenia Health Center

Friday, August 16th, 10am to 4pm: Brooklyn – REACH OUT AND READ BOOK DISTRIBUTION: Volunteers will help distribute thousands of books to hospitals and health centers (call for location details)

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