Legacy's Little Readers

At Legacy, we believe kids should be healthy in body and mind, and our pediatric providers are treating both when our youngest patients (newborn to 12-years-old) come in for well-child visits. In addition to the physical checkup, families leave with a free book and a “prescription to read.” We’re doing this through Legacy’s Little Readers.

Reading and talking with young children from birth builds new connections in the brain, stimulating early language learning and instilling their motivation to learn. Through Little Readers, Legacy has given away more than 134,000 free books to infants and youngsters during their well-child visits.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a significant decrease in well-child visits, but Legacy took action and developed a comprehensive plan to keep kids in care by communicating with parents about their child’s appointments and educating them on the importance of well child visits and immunizations. In addition, Legacy has partnered with Kids’ Meals, a free home meal delivery program concept targeting preschool-aged children. Thanks to this collaboration, more than 2,000 children will receive a new book and information about Legacy’s health care services with their meal delivery.

Join us as we open new worlds for children by becoming a Little Readers Champion. For as little as $3 a book, you can plant the seeds of literacy in our youngest patients. Help a young child get a head start on a successful educational journey. Join the Little Readers Champions today!