Scott & White Children’s BookWell program promotes literacy in children

Going to the doctor can be an unnerving and intimidating experience for children. Scott & White volunteers are doing their part to make the visit as enjoyable as possible.

“When a child visits our hospital or one of our clinics for treatment, we want to provide them with as much comfort and joy as possible during the healing process,” said Tom Cook, Volunteer Services Coordinator at Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock.

Since March of 2008, The Children’s BookWell program has provided over 2,500 complimentary books to children who visit Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock and the surrounding clinics.  Sponsored by Scott & White volunteers, the objective of this program is to expose children to books that will excite and encourage them to read by distributing books based on the child’s age and interest.

“The joy of seeing the expression on a child’s face when they receive a book of their own is such a rewarding experience,” said Ginny Hauser, a volunteer for Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock.

On November 27 – 29, Barnes & Noble in Round Rock at the La Frontera Village will host a Book Fair with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Children’s BookWell program.  Scott & White physicians and staff will be reading books to children throughout the day.

“We’re excited to host this event with the doctors and staff at Scott & White – Round Rock to help encourage parents about the importance of literacy and reading to their children at an early age,” says Frank Campbell, Community Relations Manager at Barnes & Noble.  “This event provides a perfect opportunity to stop by while you’re out shopping for the holidays to help benefit not only literacy, but also your community.”

Vouchers must be presented at the Barnes & Noble register if making a purchase as part of the event.  These vouchers are available on the Scott & White Round Rock website.  If you do not have a voucher, please tell the cashier that you would like your purchase to benefit The Children’s BookWell program.

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Scott & White Children’s BookWell program promotes literacy in children