Raising Readers celebrates 21 Years of promoting the love of reading by giving over 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 Over 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 21 years.

Books & Blogs: News from Raising Readers

Featured Book: Hooray for Birds!

Hooray for Birds!

24 months

Birds of all feathers flock together in a fun, rhyme-filled offering by the creator of Maisy. From the rooster’s “cock-a-doodle-doo” at dawn to the owl’s nighttime ... Read More »

Thank You to Everyone who Makes Raising Readers Possible

20th Anniversary

As we reflect on our 20th Anniversary year and look ahead to 2021, we feel so much gratitude. We’re grateful for the Libra Foundation’s investment in Raising Readers and Maine’s future. Over two decades ago, the foundation envisioned a state where every child would receive new books... Read More »

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