Read Me A Story

When a child is exposed to reading at a very young age, it opens up the world to them. They do better in school, bond with family, engage their imagination and so much more!

For over 18 years, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Read Me A Story program has provided free books at pediatric offices throughout western Nevada County for children through five years of age. Read Me A Story encourages families to read together so your child will reach his/her full potential when entering kindergarten. Over 61,000 books have been distributed since the program started averaging 3,000 a year!

It’s easy! Just ask your pediatrician! At each well child visit, your child is given a book. Parents also get age appropriate information with tips on reading together, book lists and other types of activities. Start today! Give your child a foundation for success!

Did you know your generous donation can make a world of difference to a child?

Help us give a child the gift that will light their path toward a successful future.You can touch the life of one child for $5, five children for $25, 10 children for $50, etc.! Plus, your name will go on a book plate that is given to a child.

Hit the above orange, DONATE NOW button to make your gift. All donations are greatly appreciated. Not one penny is used for administrative costs -- 100% of your donation goes to books and educational cards. 

Thanks in advance for your generous donation!

Storytelling with Read Me A Story: