Reading Does Matter

Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers (SJFMC) is proud to announce that its Burlington City and Pemberton sites will participate in Burlington County College’s First Book Initiative – a pilot project that is designed to deliver 40,000 free books to children in need in Burlington County. “We are happy and excited to participate in this program, said Dr. Elizabeth Cook, pediatrician, especially at a time when more than one in three children arrive at kindergarten without the skills needed for lifelong learning.”  Books will be given to SJFMC’s pediatric patients at the above sites to encourage brain and language development as well as to help create a love of reading.  To learn more about the program,  call  (609) 386-0775 or 894-1100