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1.4M +
Number of books prescribed to kids in Kansas City
Years of service to our community
Health care clinic partners in the metro region

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Strengthen all families with young children through guidance from medical clinicians about nurturing relationships through shared reading.

Founded by pediatricians at KU Medical Center and Children’s Mercy in 1997, Reach Out and Read Kansas City has distributed more than 1.3 million books during well-child visits at our partner clinics. Learn more about our organization and history.

Reach Out and Read Kansas City is committed to building a stronger and more equitable community by being the example our children need in the world today. We strive to create a workplace and board that reflect the communities we serve. We will continue to provide books that reflect the diversity of people and cultures of our community.

Above homepage video courtesy of Reach Out and Read, Inc.

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"We read at home almost every day and Joslyn has exceeded all expectations of entering kindergarten with exceptional literacy skills. Reach Out and Read is a great program because children need to learn to use their imaginations and dream big. I believe that reading to my daughter since she was a baby gave her a jump start on learning how to read. Thank you for allowing her to have the experience! "

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Reach Out and Read Kansas City

Reach Out and Read Kansas City

Mailing Address:
3901 Rainbow Boulevard

Mailstop 1051

Kansas City, KS 66160 

Physical Address:
KU Medical Center Support Services Building
2100 W. 36th Ave
Kansas City, KS 66103

Phone: 913-588-2793