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.
- 2.9 MILLION BOOKS GIVEN AT BIRTH & WELL CHILD VISITS
- ALL MAINE HOSPITALS & MEDICAL PRACTICES PARTICIPATE
- 97% MAINE CHILDREN REACHED
Celebrating 3 Million Books
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
Baabwaa and Wooliam5 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 »
2019 Raising Readers Annual ReportAnnual Report
Raising Readers is excited to share the 2019 Raising Readers Annual Report. This year, we partnered with 1,600 healthcare providers at every hospital and birth center as well as every healthcare center offering well-child care in the state to deliver 157,000 high-quality, developmentally... Read More »
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