Reach Out and Read Connecticut

Reach Out and Read Connecticut is part of the Reach Out and Read New England Region and the nationwide Reach Out and Read organization.

Reach Out and Read pediatricians in Connecticut prescribe books to their youngest patients and encourage families to read together.

Currently, 70 hospitals and clinics in Connecticut participate in the Reach Out and Read program, serving nearly 40,000 children and families in the state.

For a complete list of Sites in the state of Connecticut, click here.

Coalition Announcements

Check out our new Connecticut Reach Out and Read Video!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Buzz Media Company for donating their time and experience to produce the video for us. it is fabulous and we love it! Thank you!

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Starting May 5, 2014, this free summer reading program invites kids (ages 4-14) to help set a NEW world record for summer reading!

The 2014 theme is “Reading Under the Stars” and offers free reading resources for teachers, parents, and kids.

New prizes for the winning schools include a school visit from David Shannon (winning elementary school) and Gordon Korman (winning middle school)!

Sign up your district, school, classroom, or children and get ready to read all summer.

Register for the Challenge HERE

U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro Visits Middlesex Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in Support of Reach Out and Read!

To see a video from the visit, please click here.

To read the full article from The Middletown Press, and view photos, click here

Thank you Congresswoman DeLauro!!


We are excited to have received a generous grant from the Middletown Rotary Club in support of our Middletown Reach Out and Read programs!!! The Rotary helps to address many of today's most critical issues including illiteracy and children at risk. They are wonderful partners to have in our mission to prepare all children to enter school at grade level and ready read. Thank you to the Middletown Rotary Club for their support and their generosity!

You can visit the Rotary's website here.


The Pitney Bowes Foundation has awarded a $12,500 grant to Reach Out and Read CT in support of our Hartford programs. The Pitney Bowes Foundation supports programs with measurable outcomes that close the academic achievement gap
and prepare the future workforce. Please visit their website to learn more about the Foundation.

We greatly appreciate the support from the Pitney Bowes Foundation!

The United Way of Greater Waterburycontinues to support Reach Out and Read Connecticut by providing book support to the two new programs they brought on last year, Alliance Medical and Michael Rokosky MD. They are also providing funding to bring on another new Reach Out and Read program in Waterbury. We greatly appreciate your continued support of Reach Out and Read and the children and families who we serve.

Our Connecticut Programs are always seeking volunteers, book donations and monetary contributions. Please click on the red "Contribute to ROR" button above, or contact Christine Garber to start giving!


To subscribe, contact Christine Garber.

Advisory Board Members

Elizabeth Brown, Waterbury CT
Josh Chalmers, Madison CT
Robin Dini, West Haven CT
Christy Hammond, Chester CT
Cynthia Roque, M.D., Waterbury CT
Sheila Welling, East Lyme CT
Anne Yuresek, Chester CT