Celebrating 21 Years and 3 Million Books (and counting!)

Raising Readers has promoted a love of books and reading in Maine for 21 years by partnering with Maine hospitals and healthcare providers to give high-quality books to babies the day they’re born and at each well-child visit until they turn five years old.

What We’re Proud Of

  • Since the beginning, the Libra Foundation has generously funded Raising Readers.
  • We’ve distributed over 3 million books to 290,000 Maine children.
  • Maine families read aloud to their children more often than anywhere else in the United States. (National Study of Children’s Health, 2018)

Raising Readers continues to be led and administered by MaineHealth in collaboration with Northern Light Health and with support from the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.

Share your moments with us on social media!

Share your family’s reading moments and habits with us on social media. Use the hashtag #read2ME20 and we will read and share many of them!


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