Reach Out and Read Wisconsin
Reach Out and Read Wisconsin
More than just books, Reach Out and Read Wisconsin uses trusted medical professionals to support parents and encourage healthy child development.

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With 259 participating sites in medical clinics across Wisconsin, we provide more than 167,600 children and their families in 54 counties with books and resources to empower parents as their child’s first and best teacher.


Reach Out and Read is a two generation intervention built and backed by science and a growing body of academic research. We utilize the existing medical infrastructure to encourage supportive, educational conversations with parents on the importance of reading aloud and the impact on a child’s brain development.


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Our Program
The first three years of a child's life are critical. By promoting reading aloud and positive daily child-caregiver interactions, Reach Out and Read Wisconsin helps ensure that every child has the healthy foundation they need - cognitively, socially and emotionally.
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Give the gift of Reach Out and Read to a Wisconsin family today.

“I would rather walk into a child’s regular checkup without my stethoscope than without a book.”

Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD
Reach Out and Read Medical Director, Wisconsin


Reach Out and Read Wisconsin is supported by trusted pediatricians, residents and medical providers across the state who give their time, talents and expertise to help support parents in preparing their children for success in school and in life.

In addition to our medical community, we are extremely grateful to our state, community, foundation partners and individuals that help us reach more children each year.

Meet our team

Reach Out and Read Wisconsin Phone Number


3045 Oak Leaf Circle Fitchburg, WI 53711

Karin Mahony, MEd, MSW, Executive Director
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Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, Medical Director
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Amber Bloom, MSW, Program Manager
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Julie Dorshorst, Program Manager

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Lisa Falduto, Program Director

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Alexandria Rogers, Program Manager
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Sandie Thao, Program Manager

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Cori Thiermann, Development Director

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