LONG BRANCH, N.J.—The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center and the Monmouth Family Health Center, along with the Scholastic “Reach Out and Read” program, will host a book fair in Monmouth Medical Center’s main lobby at 300 Second Ave., Long Branch, on September 10, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., September 11, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and September 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. A donation box will be available for the public to buy books and other materials at up to 70 percent off for patients of the Monmouth Family Health Center.
Reach Out and Read is a national nonprofit organization, endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, that promotes early literacy by for children of low-income families by providing new books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud to their children.
The Monmouth Family Health Center is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center that provides high quality, comprehensive, affordable and culturally sensitive primary and preventive health care to Long Branch and its surrounding communities.
Scholastic has pledged to donate a portion of the proceeds to the future purchase of books for the Monmouth Family Health Center children. Clifford the Big Red Dog, its official mascot, will be in attendance from 11 a.m. to noon each day.
To learn more about The Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center or the Monmouth Family Health Center, visit mmc.barnabashealth.org or call (732) 923-6700.
Date: August 21, 2008
CONTACT: Kristine A. Brown
Director of Public Relations
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