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.

Ways to Support Valley Children's Literacy Program

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. There are ways you can help donate books to our literacy program:

Please contact the Medical Library at 559-353-6170 for more information.