Reach Out and Read.

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Early literacy is a prescription for success!
Giving Lancaster County children the gift of books so they can


LOHF believes all children in Lancaster County deserve a healthy, nurturing childhood, but realize that many encounter mental and behavioral health challenges throughout their lives that threaten their ability to thrive and achieve success. Since 1999, LOHF has been committed to strengthening the mental wellbeing of children and youth in Lancaster County. We achieve this by providing medical professionals, educators, parents and others with the resources they need to be successful.

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Make a difference to children in your community. Reach Out and Read's impact is magnified and enhanced by the work of volunteers: from reading aloud to sorting and labeling books.


1.  Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital

   April 15 - May 13

   Boxes placed in all areas of the hospital system.

2.  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

    Millersville University and F&M College

    March 18 - April 14

    Boxes placed in student centers on both campuses.

We accept all gently used books from birth to teen.  The books cannot include religion, death and divorce subjects.

Parents trust and value the advice they receive from their healthcare provider. By offering the Reach Out and Read program, up to 96% of children under 6 can begin building their own library at home.

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Reach Out and Read