The Tanner ReadER program provides age-appropriate books to every child who visits one of Tanner Health System’s four regional, 24-hour emergency departments. These books give parents an opportunity to share an escape with their child into a story, away from the trauma or illness that made their visit necessary.
One simple thing that our community can do to improve local literacy rates is to make books accessible to area children and foster an interest in reading whenever possible.
Our schools and libraries are eager participants in this cause, encouraging children to read in class and at home. Tanner Health System, too, has joined the effort but we need your support.
Meet Tanny the Turtle!
Tanny the Turtle — Tanner ReadER program’s mascot — promotes reading to children and parents visiting Tanner’s emergency departments and to others in our community as he travels to area schools, organizations, community events and more!
The Tanner ReadER program was conceived by Tanner's emergency department physicians and is sponsored by Carrollton Emergency Physicians and Tanner Health System.