Reach Out and Read Wisconsin Impact

Children served: more than 109,000
Books prescribed: more than 187,000
Participating medical providers: 1,500
Participating clinics: 210


Reading programs are really about supporting strong parent-child bonds

This article was originally published by the Cap Times on April 23, 2018. Recently, I encountered a new-to-Wisconsin mother and toddler who had left behind a not-so-good environment. As we established trust with one another, it came out that she was concerned about her child’s mild speech delay. The upheaval in their lives meant they …

Librarian visits Reach Out and Read clinic to talk about early literacy

Holly Storck-Post, a Youth Services librarian from Madison Public Library recently visited clinicians and staff at UW Health’s 20 South Park Street location. Holly shared information with clinic staff about library programming and ways librarians engage families around early literacy. Madison Public Library gives families information that is very similar to what Reach Out and …


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