Raising Readers promotes reading aloud to children in Maine ages birth to 5 years. We provide Family Practice and Pediatric providers beautiful new books to give to children at well child visits 2 months to 5 years. For newborns, raising readers gives books in canvas totes to Maine hospitals, birth centers, midwives, and adoption agencies.

Is available at no cost to all health care providers in Maine who see children between the ages of birth and 5 years.

Is a community partnership and works with other child health and community literacy initiatives. A statewide advisory committee helps coordinate these activities.

Is a collaboration of Maine’s two largest health care delivery systems, MaineHealth and Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems

Is generously funded by the Libra Foundation.


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