Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
“Booksburgh” is a program intended to promote children’s literacy at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The program is run through a partnership between physicians, the Library, and the Department of Volunteer Services.
Currently, Booksburgh stocks the bookshelves in the second and third floor Outpatient Clinics with donated children’s books. Children and families are encouraged to “adopt” books, taking them home where they can continue to enjoy reading as a shared parent-child activity.
Bookmarks are also available and provide reading tips for young readers and their families. Additionally, Booksburgh strives to have volunteers available in the outpatient clinic areas to help children choose a book and to read aloud.
The physician founders of the Booksburgh program are Dr. Jessica Garrison and Dr. Catalina Hoyos. They can be reached by calling 412-692-5135.
The best way to support Booksburgh is to donate books to Children’s Hospital’s Library. Please view the links below for more information:
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Booksburgh, please visit the Volunteer Services application web page for an online application link more information about requirements to volunteer.
The Children’s Hospital Family Resource Center and Library is located on the sixth floor and is open 8:30 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday. The library runs an “adopt-a-book” program similar to Booksburgh. After hours or on weekends, pediatric inpatients can access books and media through our Child Life program. Learn more about Children’s Library services.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.