Growing Readers Program

Growing Readers provides local at-risk youth with access to free books.  People and/or organizations who work with at-risk or homeless children can visit (by appointment) the REACH office and choose from the thousands of gently-used books in our library.  Please contact 757-627-4722 to coordinate a time to browse and pick up the books.

We also partner with the Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth.  In 2004, REACH established the “REACH Reading Room” at the museum in which we generally provide enough books so that each child may take home a book of their very own after visiting the museum.