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:

  • 2.7MILLION BOOKS GIVEN AT BIRTH & WELL CHILD VISITS
  • 350MAINE HOSPITALS & MEDICAL PRACTICES
  • 260,000CHILDREN 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 »

Make Sure the Summer Slides Are Only the Fun Kind!

Summer Reading Activities

Many children will end their school year bringing home a list of suggestions to avoid “The Summer Slide,” the term used to describe the loss of knowledge learned during the previous school year. Some research suggests children may lose up to a third of the year’s learning during the summer... Read More »

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