Reach Out and Read Wisconsin Impact

Children served: more than 148,000
Books prescribed: more than 215,000
Participating medical providers: 1,750
Participating clinics: 262


10 year timeline of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin [Infographic]

2020 marks the 10th anniversary of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin. Before the founding of our state affiliate, 55 clinics were already operating and serving young children. Now, 10 years later, the program has experienced 400% growth in the number of clinics implementing Reach Out and Read throughout the state. Moving forward, our goal is …

Reach Out and Read Wisconsin receives 25,000 book donation

Friday, January 24, 2020, was a big day for the Vel R. Phillips Youth and Family Justice Center and Reach Out and Read Wisconsin. In partnership with City of Milwaukee’s Office of Early Childhood Initiatives, Too Small to Fail, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, unveiled a Family Read, Play and Learn space at the …

Airport Story Dispenser Helps a Love of Reading Take Flight – A Guest Post from Dane County Regional Airport

We admit it. Of the more than two million travelers we serve every year at the Dane County Regional Airport, children are our favorites. Their awe of the giant aircraft and wonder at soaring high into the sky remind us of all the things we love about flying. Yet kids can also be fearful or …


Reach Out and Read Wisconsin is the state affiliate of the national organization that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Reach Out and Read Wisconsin is the early literacy initiative of Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin (Alliance). The Alliance is a policy and advocacy group for children’s health issues. For more information about our early literacy initiative and the other initiatives the Alliance administers, please visit their webpage.


Pictured above: The Reach Out and Read Wisconsin team