Donate to Valley Children’s Literacy Program

Valley Children's Hospital Literacy Program is trying to "Take the Luxury out of Literacy" by giving a new book to every child that comes through the Hospital, or one of our clinics that serve the Central Valley communities. We welcome new book donations for all age levels.

  • Toddler/board books
  • Toddler – Spanish language
  • Picture books
  • Picture books- Spanish language
  • Early chapter books
  • Advanced chapter books

Research shows that proficiency in reading by the end of the third grade enables students to shift from learning-to-read to reading-to-learn, and to mastering the more complex subject matter they encounter in the fourth grade curriculum. Reading difficulties and illiteracy contribute to increased school absenteeism, school drop-outs, juvenile delinquency, increased crime, teen pregnancy, drug use and other problems that impact our children and our community. Studies show the easiest way to increase literacy among pre-school and school age children is simply to read to them. To make a meaningful contribution to literacy in our community, Valley Children’s Literacy Program promotes and encourages children and their families to become lifelong readers.

Please contact Volunteers Services at (559) 353-5222 for more information.