Raising Readers promotes early childhood literacy and a love of reading by giving books to Maine children at birth and at well child visits through age five.

Impact:

  • 2.3MILLION BOOKS GIVEN AT BIRTH & WELL CHILD VISITS
  • 357MAINE HOSPITALS & MEDICAL PRACTICES
  • 240,000CHILDREN REACHED
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Featured Book: A Kiss Means I Love You

A Kiss Means I Love You

Newborn 2

"A kiss means I love you, a wave means hello, a smile means I'm happy, a tug means, let's go!" Featuring engaging photographs of real children and sweet rhyming text, this fun read-aloud teaches li... Read More »

The Road to Literacy: Celebrating 25 Years

Brain Development

For most Maine families, July 25th was simply a gorgeous summer day – one we long for during the long, cold winter months.  For the Raising Readers team, it also marked a very special anniversary.  On July 25th, 1991, President George H.W. Bush signed the National Literacy Act into law,... Read More »

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