Book Drive to Boost Health Literacy

The North Shore-LIJ Health System is celebrating Health Literacy Month with a system-wide book drive.

The reason is simple: Reading ability is the strongest predictor of a person’s health care status–more than age, income, employment status or race. Low literacy is linked to poor health outcomes like higher rates of hospitalization and less frequent use of preventive services.

Diversity, inclusion and health literacy are essential to transforming health and wellness for everyone. Help us elevate literacy—and wellness–by donating books in good condition at the reception area of the North Shore-LIJ Office of Community and Public Health, 1981 Marcus Avenue, Suite E110, Lake Success (more locations appear below).

This book drive helps us support almost 80 literacy centers of the Long Island Regional Adult Education Network.

More Book Drive Locations

Hardcovers and softcovers on all topics are welcome, especially young adult novels, urban dramas, adventure/action and anything by the author John Green. Choose one of the book drive drop-off locations throughout our communities:

  • The lobby of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, 350 Community Drive, Manhasset.
  • The Harvest Café (cafeteria) at Forest Hills Hospital, 102-01 66th Road, Forest Hills.
  • The lobby of Franklin Hospital, 900 Franklin Avenue, Valley Stream.
  • The lobby of Lenox Hill Hospital, 100 East 77th Street, New York.
  • The reception area of the North Shore-LIJ Corporate Human Resources Department , 1111 Marcus Avenue, Lake Success.
  • The lobby of Plainview Hospital, 888 Old Country Road, Plainview.
  • The cafeteria at the Staten Island University Hospital North Campus (475 Seaview Avenue) and South Campus (375 Seguine Avenue).
  • The front security desk at Syosset Hospital, 221 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset.

Health system employees can also use book drive drop-offs at Corporate Communications in Great Neck, the Office of Procurement in Lake Success and the Nursing Education Office at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.

North Shore-LIJ staff members work to promote, sustain and advance equity, diversity, inclusion and health literacy. We uphold these values by understanding and respecting our patients’ health beliefs, cultural, religious and language needs and practices.

Please email us if you seek more information about this month’s book drive.

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