Sacred Heart News
Donation of Spanish Language Books to Sacred Heart Pediatrics11/7/2016
Thanks to a grant from the Junior League of the Lehigh Valley and purchasing assistance from the Moravian Book Shop, Sacred Heart Pediatric Services recently received new Spanish language books as part of the Reach Out and Read® program. The goal is to inspire the children to read and encourage parents to read to their young children in any language. The grant, through the Junior League of the Lehigh Valley’s Community Grants Program, was further enhanced by deep discounts the Moravian Book Shop was able to offer to purchase as many books as possible. Careful consideration was given to selecting titles appropriate for young readers.
Since 1998 Sacred Heart Hospital has participated in Reach Out and Read® a program that prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by training doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and by giving books to children at checkups from 6 months through 5 years. Through Reach Out and Read®, each child starts kindergarten with a home library of up to 10 new, carefully chosen books and a parent who has heard at every health supervision visit about the importance of books and reading.
Sacred Heart Hospital is one of 101 locations across the state reaching more than 84,347 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers each year. Reach Out and Read® doctors and nurses distribute over 6.5 million books to more than 4 million children and their families annually at 4,946 pediatric practices, hospitals, clinics and health centers in all 50 states.