Donate to George's Book Club

Valley Children's Hospital Literacy Program, George's Book Club, strives to give a new book to every child that comes through the hospital, or one of our Valley Children's 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.

Ways to Support George's Book Club

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Donate Books

Promote literacy in our community by donating books to George's Book Club through our Amazon Wish List.

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Give a Financial Contribution

Financial contributions help us ensure we have enough books for every child who visits a Valley Children's facility. 

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Contact Us

For more information about George's Book Club, contact the Medical Library at 559-353-6170 or email