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:

  • 2.8MILLION BOOKS GIVEN AT BIRTH & WELL CHILD VISITS
  • 340MAINE HOSPITALS & MEDICAL PRACTICES
  • 270,000CHILDREN 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 »

Books, Books Everywhere: Create a Reader-Friendly Home for Your Children

Help Your Child Get Ready to Read

For Maine children, receiving Raising Readers books from their doctor is simply a part of growing up. In addition to reading Raising Readers books, there are other ways you can nurture your child’s love of books and reading at home. Whether you buy more books of your own, borrow them... Read More »

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