December 2022- Medical Professional Newsletter

admroarnycDecember 14, 2022

Join Us for our Quarterly Town Hall Hello ROR GNY community: We are delighted to invite you to join Reach Out and Read of Greater New York’s quarterly town hall on Friday, December 16th, 2022 @12-1 pm.  Topic: Selfcare for our ROR GNY Sites  We hope to see you there!  Please find the zoom information below and feel free to share this invite with other medical professionals and staff at your ROR GNY clinic as we would love to see everyone there.

Is your site ready for in-person Volunteers? ROR GNY receives many inquiries for volunteer opportunities.  Since COVID-19 we have been utilizing volunteers to conduct virtual read-alouds. We now have volunteers ready to engage and are interested in conducting in-person read-alouds in waiting rooms, as well as assisting with book organization, book drives and other opportunities. Let us know if your site is open to in- person read-alouds or other Volunteer opportunities.  Please email Patricia Phillips at if you are interested in connecting with volunteers. 

Check out our Provider Spotlight!!!

Receive Free Legos for Patients with Prescription to Play

ROR GNY is excited to introduce to you Prescription for Play. Prescription for Play is a program delivered by Primary Care Providers during well-child visits to promote play for development in children aged 18 – 36 months. Free LEGO – DUPLO bricks and materials are available care teams to distribute to patients during routine visits. Becoming a Prescription for Play site is free.  To find out more information and sign up visit the site below:  Prescription for Play (
Book Updates!!!

We have so many new books on the way to sites: Scholastic donated over 12,000 books which went out to sites in November 2022 All About Books is preparing a shipment of 43,000 books to deliver to sites nearing end of December. In December 2022 we are expected to receive an order of over 120,000 from Barefoot Books which will be distributed to over 150 sites. We will be sending updates about book orders from Jumping Cow Press in which we are slated to receive 4,800 new books.   A very special Thank You to these partners in supporting our mission to expand early literacy in the Greater New York area! We are so excited for the families that will get to experience reading these stories.