Raising Readers celebrates 20 Years of promoting the love of reading by giving 3 million books to Maine children at birth and at well-child visits.

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Impact:

  • 3 MILLION BOOKS GIVEN AT BIRTH & WELL CHILD VISITS
  • ALL MAINE HOSPITALS & MEDICAL PRACTICES PARTICIPATE
  • 97% MAINE CHILDREN REACHED
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Celebrating 3 Million Books

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Books chosen for Raising Readers are rigorously reviewed by a committee of doctors and experts before they make it into the hands and homes of Maine families. Need book recommendations? See the 270+ individual titles we’ve used over the past 20 years.

Books & Blogs: News from Raising Readers

Featured Book: In the Tall, Tall Grass

In the Tall, Tall Grass

30 months

If you were a fuzzy caterpillar crawling through the tall, tall grass on a sunny afternoon, what would you see?  To find out, just follow the tiny tour guide as he inches his way through the p... Read More »

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20th Anniversary

As we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Raising Readers, we also celebrate the tremendous support from all our friends at Maine’s public libraries. Maine’s public librarians make Raising Readers’ stories and picture books come to life at story hours and beyond. They also... Read More »

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