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Reading Together

Supporting the children's literacy initiative through our support of Reach Out and Read Colorado

Begin Again Books is hosting a children’s book drive to benefit Reach out and Read Colorado. Reach Out and Read Colorado is a nonprofit organization that partners with pediatricians to give young children in Colorado a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. Your books will help make this happen!


We are supported by Young Explorers, an Erie-based business that seeks to cultivate a welcoming, imaginative space that sparks curiosity and creativity in individuals of all ages.

A woman reading to her baby in a pediatrician's office.
Thursday, July 18
Launch Event
The Young Explorers Co logo in a variety of fun colors.

Join us during the Erie Farmer's Market to kick off our book drive! We'll be in front of Young Explorers on Briggs with some fun giveaways and coupons for future book purchases. Drop off your gently-used children's books in our Book Box!


We ask that book donations meet the following criteria:

  • Be new or gently used (covers and pages intact, clean and unmarked pages)

  • Books are for children aged 0-18

  • No textbooks

  • No coloring or activity books

Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, August 18
Ongoing Book Collection

Bring your gently-used children's books to Young Explorers in downtown Erie! Our Book Box will be set up in the store, making it really easy for you to clear out some space on your book shelf while helping a great organization! 


Through Reach Out and Read, when kids visit the doctor for regular well-visits, they receive a new age- and language-appropriate book from their pediatrician, and their siblings can take these gently-used books from the waiting room to stock their book shelves at home! When families have the tools necessary and understand the importance of reading aloud from a young age, they are significantly more likely to read together every day, preparing their kids for lifelong success.

A library of children's books in a pediatrician's office.
A baby chewing on a book.
About Reach out and Read Colorado

We empower healthcare providers to talk with parents of young children about the importance of reading aloud at regular well-child visits, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty.

By building on the unique relationship between parents and healthcare providers, Reach Out and Read Colorado helps families and communities encourage early literacy skills and healthy family relationships, so children enter school prepared for success.

To learn more or find a provider, visit

Begin Again Books supports children's literacy, and now you can, too!

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