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With your help, we would like to give every NICU family the gift of reading. We have created "Elliot's Little Library" at the Marshfield Children's Hospital NICU. "Elliot’s Little Library" is a wagon that features a selection of books that NICU families can pick from to keep and read to their NICU baby as often as they would like. In order to continue to make this a reality, we always welcome book donations from you! Please consider making a donation to "Elliot's Little Library" by purchasing a book off of our Amazon Wishlist. Using the Wishlist will ensure the book gets delivered straight to our home and loaded up for delivery to the NICU. Please Contact us if you'd like to donate in another way.

This Year's Book Drive is Live! Our goal is 300 600 books!

2020 Book Drive Statistics

Goal: 600

Current Total: 463

2019 Book Drive Final Statistics

Goal: 200

Final Total: 225

Thank You For Helping us Exceed our goal!

Books in the Wagon
Books in the wagon
Delivering the books

Our Story

The NICU is a place we never imagined we’d end up when planning our family. Our little boy Elliot was born at 25 weeks, 1 day. He weighed 1 lb, 12 oz. and was 13” long.

Elliot spent 96 days in the NICU and we read to him every single night. The main reason we started reading to Elliot was to try and form a bond with him because there wasn’t much we could do except sit and watch him grow during his first crucial weeks. This turned into a nightly routine that we continue today. Reading is very important to all babies; the sound of their parents' voices is very soothing and it helps babies with their brain development. Reading also has a profound effect on the bonding between families and babies in the NICU.

Today, Elliot is a healthy and rambunctious (nearly) four year old. We always like to thank the Nurses, Doctors, and Staff at Marshfield Children's Hospital for their devotion to caring for the tiniest of patients, especially Elliot!

Elliot as a newborn
Us reading to Elliot
Reading to elliot in a chair
Elliot then versus 2019 (3 years old)

Elliot at 1 week old compared to Elliot at 3 years old (that's the same Dog in both pictures!)

Our Generous 2019 Donors

Amanda and Nate Freberg
Michelle Campbell and Family
Kristi Lenzo
The Effinger Family
Hedy Vincent
Jessi and Matt Meis
Carl Saiyed
Magesh Nepolian
Josh Christie
Heidi and Brian Oberstadt
Jennifer Jefferson
Tyler Victory
The Warsek Family
Dennis and Sandy Meis
April and Mark Vach
Amy Marek
Mandi Goodsett
Greg and LaVon Bunker
The Egan Family
Brad Miller
Dan and Emilie Kuenzi
Lisa and Richard Oertel
Jen Oestreich
Seth Hornung
Greg Hagen
Samantha Mathwich
Connie Runge
Brian and Haley Hovick
Jennifer Klicka
Michelle Wagner
Mary and Dave Verboomen
Paula Bettinger
Jenny Iverson
John and Cheryl Vandehey
The Wendelborn Family
Lynda Lindsay
The Raspanti-Lederhaus Family
The Mayo Family
Emily Abbott
Morgan and Ryan Meis
The Rosario Family
Michelle Myers
Anik Chakroborty
Ann Huntoon
Sue Mueller
The VanDynHoven Family
Bob and Marion Scherff
Bill and Laura Lee Wierzbinski
Gabrial and Michael Bird
Keith and Leslie Fens
Pam Jansen
Roger Fens
…And other Anonymous Donors

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