Healthy Readers is a new extension of the Books From Birth Program. This exciting addition provides children with a new book at each well-child visit, up to age five, at participating doctor’s offices. We are proud to launch this program, to help show children and their families that reading is a very important part of being healthy! Being exposed to books and reading is critical for not only brain development, but social and emotional development as well. The Healthy Readers program doubles the amount of free books each child will receive from the Books From Birth Program. Children enrolled in Books From Birth will continue to receive books in the mail, in addition to the ones picked up at each well-child visit. By age five, each child will have received 25 new books for their personal library, at no cost to the family.