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The 2022 Raising Readers Annual Report

| 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, developmentally appropriate books to 61,600 Maine babies and children.

Want to read more? Click the image below to see the 2022 Raising Readers Annual Report. 

The effort to share the love of books and reading with Maine families has been generously funded for over 22 years by the Libra Foundation. The foundation’s investment continues to pay off; once again, an Annie E. Casey study found that nearly 8 in 10 Maine parents and caregivers read to their children four days a week or more.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of you—parents, grandparents,  early literacy advocates, librarians, publishing partners, early childhood educators, healthcare providers, literacy organizations, and community volunteers – for making Maine communities happier and healthier by sharing read-aloud experiences with our youngest citizens.

Happy Reading!