Celebrate with us! Raising Readers celebrates 20 years of promoting a 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

Book covers

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: Baabwaa and Wooliam

Baabwaa and Wooliam

5 years

Baabwaa is a sheep who loves to knit. Wooliam is a sheep who loves to read. It sounds a bit boring, but they like it. Then, quite unexpectedly, a third sheep shows up. A funny-looking sheep who wea... Read More »

You’ve Been Challenged to #ReadtoME

Community Partners

The Read to ME Challenge is a month-long public awareness campaign to promote childhood literacy in Maine held annually during the month of February. What is the Read to ME Challenge? The Read to ME Challenge is an opportunity to contribute to a child’s literacy growth by reading aloud to... Read More »

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