Reach Out and Read donates children’s books

Reach Out and Read Minnesota recently donated 1,000 gently-used children’s books for disbursement through the Bemidji Community Food Shelf.

According to a release, Reach Out and Read typically provides brand new books for medical providers to gift families during well-child visits and gently-used books in clinic waiting rooms.

Recent pandemic-related changes to clinics have given the program a new opportunity to bring early literacy resources to families with great need.

Featured photo submitted by Cate Belleveau with Reach Out and Read Minnesota.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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