Reach Out & Read


Germain of Columbus and Nationwide Children's Hospital are committed to every child's success by partnering with Reach  Out and Read to provide books to patient families who are growing up without them.

As one of America's busiest children's hospitals, we know that early reading positions a child for a lifetime of success. The number of books in the home is an indicator of a child's literary environment

and in low-income homes,  the average child owns just one book before kindergarten.

Together with Reach Out and Read, we'd like to change that. After completing Reach Out and Read, a child will have close to 15 books at home and be up to 6 months ahead of their peers in reading.

Help a child read today by showing your support to Germain of Columbus and Nationwide Children's Hospital.

To learn more about Reach Out and Read visit