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Raising Readers news, events, booklists and updates.


The 2022 Raising Readers Annual Report

Raising Readers is excited to share the 2022 Raising Readers Annual Report. This year, we partnered with 1,600 healthcare providers at hospitals, midwiferies, and primary care offices to give148,500 high-quality,…

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The #ReadtoME Challenge is Here!

In its 8th consecutive year, the Maine Department of Education is sponsoring the Read to ME Challenge. The challenge is a month-long public awareness campaign held during February across the state…

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Celebrate National Picture Book Month

November is National Picture Book Month! We hope you’ll celebrate by snuggling up with your little one and reading your favorite picture books together. If you’re looking for some recommendations,…

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The Power of Wordless Picture Books

Thank you to Lindsay Varnum, Youth Services Librarian at The Orono Public Library in Orono, ME for this celebration of wordless picture books. To spice up my storytimes, I occasionally…

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Ways to help Literacy Blossom this Summer

Summer is usually jammed packed with outdoor activities, vacations, park visits, and get-togethers. Opportunities to build our children’s emergent literacy skills are available in each and every one! By: Susan…

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Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new and improved website! If you’re a long-time follower of Raising Readers, you may have noticed our site has a brand new look. If you’re new here,…

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