Beacon Pediatrics received a $7,500 grant from the Gannett Foundation for its Reach Out and Read literacy program.

Stacey Fox, of Beacon Pediatrics, accepted the grant on behalf of the practice, which includes Erin Fletcher, Nancy Gideon, Meredith Luckenbaugh and Jeffrey Boxer.

The program was established at the practice two years ago and aims to connect young children with books to promote literacy. The program gives out books to kids after check-ups from 6 months to 5 years old.

Beacon Pediatrics is located at 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Suite 212, Rehoboth Beach. For more, call 645-8212.