Los Angeles County

Giving young children a foundation for success

Thanks so much for taking the time to tour our Reach Out and Read Los Angeles website.

Across Los Angeles County, sadly almost half of all children between the ages of 0 and 5 are not read to daily.

The good news is that Reach Out and Read Los Angeles partners with medical providers from all parts of the county to ensure that our youngest learners receive the strong start they deserve.



Find out more about reading aloud and Reach Out and Read here.


Local Los Angeles County Impact

  • More than 120 Reach Out and Read programs
  • WEB_Child_08112,000 Children Served Annually
  • 155,600 Books Distributed Annually - that's 598 books per day!


Fifteen studies, published in medical journals, prove that participating families read together more often and children gain larger vocabularies and greater print familiarity. These studies are available here.



  Local California Impact
624 Reach Out and Read Programs
643,827 Children Served Annually
1,010,316 Books Distributed Annually
U.S. Totals
4.7 million
children served annually

Reach Out and Read's thousands of doctors and nurses promote early literacy and school readiness to young children and their families in all 50 states. Each year, medical providers at the nearly 5,000 Reach Out and Read program sites nationwide distribute 6.5 million books to children and invaluable literacy advice to parents.

Contact Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read National Center
89 South St, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02111