Isaac's Bookshelf is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization that was created in memory of our beautiful son, Isaac, to share the joy of reading with children in the hospital. Isaac passed away at five months of age due to complications with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and CHARGE Syndrome. Among all of Isaac's favorite activities, including playing his foot piano, holding hands, nibbling on his fingers, and snuggling, Isaac's absolute favorite pastime was reading. Isaac's two favorite books were Rex Wrecks It and Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.
Isaac has three bookshelves at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, one in the Pediatric ICU, one in the Neonatal ICU, and one on the Inpatient Pediatric Floor. The bookshelves bring joy to families and also serve as an exciting destination for patients who are working on improving mobility after surgery. Every patient has the opportunity to pick a book from Isaac's Bookshelf to read in the hospital and then take home.
We appreciate all donations in the form of new books, money gifts, or gift cards. Our greatest need includes children's board books and children's picture books because the majority of the patients we serve are newborns through age 4. However, we also accept books for young readers up through teenagers. In order to help ensure the safety of patients that visit Isaac's Bookshelf, all donated books must be new.