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:

  • 2.7MILLION BOOKS GIVEN AT BIRTH & WELL CHILD VISITS
  • 350MAINE HOSPITALS & MEDICAL PRACTICES
  • 260,000CHILDREN REACHED
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Books & Blogs: News from Raising Readers

Featured Book: Turtle Splash

Turtle Splash

30 months

From Maine author Cathryn Falwell, it's a peaceful day at the pond as ten timid turtles bask in the sun.  As they are startled by the activities of other nearby creatures, the number of turtle... Read More »

Partnering with Maine Public Libraries

Libraries

Raising Readers builds home libraries, one book at a time, by giving books to children and families at birth at every well-child visit starting at 2 months. Every child receives their final Raising Readers book at their 5 year well-child visit. Sharing the love of books and reading doesn’t... Read More »

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