RI Women’s Bar Association Virtual Book Drive

Prescribe a book. Change a life.




In 2017 the Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association and Reach Out and Read RI are collaborating to provide books for children from 6 months through age 5 at their pediatric well visits, along with the message for families that reading aloud is essential for brain development and for strengthening the bond between parent and child. Help us support more Rhode Island families by giving the gift of reading this holiday season!

Reading is Doctor-Recommended!


Your gift will prescribe Reach Out and Read to one child, for two years.  A child will take home 2-4 books like Goodnight Moon, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Corduroy, to enjoy together with their family.


Your gift will prescribe Reach Out and Read to two children, for two years. At each doctors’ visit, children and their families can choose from classics like Time for Bed, Whistle for Willieand Make Way for Ducklings – books that appeal to all ages!


Your gift will allow eight children in the final year of the Reach Out and Read program who are preparing to enter kindergarten to take home a beautiful copies of classic stories like Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten, How Do Dinosaurs Go to School, and Curious George’s First Day of School.


Your gift will purchase a day’s worth of books given to children at an urban pediatric practice in RI.  These practices largely serve a low-income population who may not have access to high quality children’s books such as The Story of Ferdinand, Freight Train, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Pat the Bunny.


Your gift will provide three months’ worth of books at one of RI’s small community health centers.  Babies will get board books like Hugand Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings to chew on, while “big” boys and girls can snuggle up with their parents, to enjoy books like The Cat in the Hat, Olivia, The Snowy Dayand Go, Dog Go!


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