Donate Books

Clean a closet AND share with children. Donate gently used children’s books to Adams County Health Department. 330 Vermont in Quincy.


The biggest thank you ever to our Volunteer Readers! These superheroes have talked with over 2000 parents and gifted over 2800 books to little ones. They are working hand-in-hand with READY families raising READY readers. … Continue reading

Surprising news about toys

“Just because a toy’s packaging says it’s educational doesn’t make it so.”  Research shows that for language development nothing is better that hearing spoken words–lots of them.  “When there’s something else that’s doing the talking, the parents seem to be … Continue reading

Brains Built at Childcare

Brain building can happen at childcare too. Childcare matters. Did you know that licensed childcare providers can earn ratings of bronze, sliver, or gold? Find helpful information about childcare from West Central Childcare Connection and from ExceleRate Illinois. … Continue reading

Big Thanks to Kiwanis

Thank you to Kiwasis for the investment in Ready. Set. Grow!  Because of you, families visiting the Adams County Health Department will receive information about the brain building power of reading with their little ones and brand new books! Together … Continue reading