Promoting early literacy to parents and children in Beaufort County.

Born To Read
Born To Read Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 non profit charitable organization promoting early literacy. Our trained volunteers visit new parents in the birthing centers at Beaufort Memorial,Coastal Carolina and Hilton Head Hospitals. We bring the new parents a resource bag containing two books for the baby, a bib, a shirt and other items and advise the parents of the importance of daily reading and talking with their babies starting at birth.

Since the inception of the program our volunteers have made more than 18,000 visits to new parents in the local Beaufort County South Carolina Birthing Centers.

Parents may also sign up to receive a quarterly letter that gives them information about babies’ language development during the first fifteen months of life.

Born To Read Inc. is a collaborative partnership of the following organizations:


Beaufort County Public Library
Beaufort County School District FACES Program
(Family and Children Educational Services)
Beaufort Memorial Hospital
Coastal Carolina Hospital
Hilton Head Hospital
United Way of the Lowcountry