UofL Pediatrics book drive: Early literacy encourages school success

    Approximately two-thirds of US children and 80 percent of those living below the poverty threshold are not proficient readers by the end of third grade.

    Reading with young children regularly stimulates brain development and strengthens parent-child relationships, building language, literacy and social-emotional skills that last a lifetime.

    Our general pediatric practices have given out more than 100,000 new and used English and Spanish language books to children, 2 months through 5 years old. We give new books at every well-child checkup through age 5 and we give gently used books on sick visits and to siblings.

      We're holding a book drive during the month of August to replenish our book shelves. We're accepting donations at these locations:

      Half Price Books

      • Hurstbourne, 2025 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy
      • Springhurst, 10220 Westport Road

      Carmichael’s KIDS, 1313 Bardstown Rd.

      UofL Pediatrics Offices

      • Kosair Charities, 982 Eastern Pkwy.
      • Springhurst Kids, 2809 North Hurstbourne Pkwy.
      • Stonestreet, 9702 Stonestreet Road, Suite 100
      • Children &Youth Project, 555 S. Floyd St.