Raising Readers is ending March 31st 2024. Click here for the most up to date information.


Raising Readers’ success is built by creating a common experience of shared books across all of Maine for all young children. 

We encourage every child’s love of books by starting with a child’s healthcare provider and then fostering that love at home and reinforcing it in childcare settings. In short, this program allows us to wrap our young children in literacy and declare our commitment to literacy in a unified voice from Kittery to Fort Kent!

Parents, families and caregivers: learn about how important it is to read aloud to the children in your life. We have ideas for activities that are centered on reading aloud as well as local and national guides. See our Parent and Community Resources.

Healthcare providers: learn about your important role in the Raising Readers model and ways you can support families on their literacy journey. See our Healthcare Providers Resources.