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:

  • 2.5MILLION BOOKS GIVEN AT BIRTH & WELL CHILD VISITS
  • 359MAINE HOSPITALS & MEDICAL PRACTICES
  • 250,000CHILDREN REACHED
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Featured Book: First 100 Words

First 100 Words

12 months

Presents pictures of individually labeled items that are grouped into sections based on what they are, such as clothes, pets, and food.

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Reading Together Brings Families Together

Community Partners

Former First Lady Barbara Bush has long maintained that: “The home is the child’s first school, and the parent is the child’s first teacher.” Based on that belief, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy has focused on the bookends of the educational spectrum—parents and young... Read More »

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