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.

impact mobile

Impact:

  • 3 MILLION BOOKS GIVEN AT BIRTH & WELL CHILD VISITS
  • ALL MAINE HOSPITALS & MEDICAL PRACTICES PARTICIPATE
  • 97% MAINE CHILDREN REACHED
Learn more about Raising Readers »

Celebrating Over 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 21 years.

Books & Blogs: News from Raising Readers

Featured Book: Welcome Home, Beaver

Welcome Home, Beaver

4 years

Beaver leaves his riverside home to seek adventure. When he gets lost, Akita helps him find his way home again. But what does Beaver's home look like? Does he live in a nest, hanging in a tree? Or ... Read More »

Join the 2021 Read to ME Challenge

Early Literacy

The Read to ME Challenge is a month-long public awareness campaign to promote childhood literacy in Maine. It’s held annually during February and is brought to you by the Maine Department of Education. This year, in addition to sharing posts through social media, organizers will... Read More »

Don't miss a post!

Don't miss a post!

Share your email address to get new blog posts delivered directly to your inbox.