125,320 books and counting!
Rx for Reading is a non-profit children’s literacy initiative sponsored by the University of Detroit Mercy. Our mission is to expand access to high-quality children’s books and support families in reading with their children. Since 2014 we have distributed over 2,500 children’s books a month with the help of our community partners, including low-income health, dental and WIC clinics, homeless shelters, Head Start programs, community centers, churches, and local schools.
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- Our Blog profiles recent Rx for Reading events and initiatives.
- Our Clinic and Community Library Initiative works to promote reading as part of a healthy childhood by placing free libraries in community organizations that serve children and families.
- Our Head Start Partnerships pair college students with preschoolers to help model a lifetime love of reading.
- Rx for Reading Ypsilanti is expanding our work for children’s literacy in the Ypsilanti community.
Help Us Raise the Next Generation of Readers and Leaders, One Book at a Time!
Rx for Reading Detroit is sponsored by the University of Detroit Mercy and housed under the university’s 501c-3 non-profit status. All donations are tax deductible.