Raising A Reader Helps Families Develop, Practice, and Maintain Home Literacy Routines
Leaders in Engaging New Readers
Raising more than 1.6 million readers since 1999
Can an early literacy program be both simple to implement and proven to work?
Yes! Get involved with the work of Raising A Reader.
The research is clear – when families are involved, children’s academic achievement improves
We focus on strengthening family literacy routines and community literacy connections – a method that’s proven to work.
Sites in the U.S.
Raising A Reader operates in 2,900 locations across the nation.
Books in Rotation
Three to four high quality multicultural books are rotated home weekly to help families create home-based literacy routines.
Raising A Reader is the most independently evaluated national literacy program and one of the few reaching families with children aged birth-8.
Let the numbers and research speak for themselves.
National Reach. Local Impact.
With more than 2,900 locations around the country, a Raising A Reader site is making a difference in your community.
Mathew gets really excited when he gets to take home his red book bag every week with different books. He doesn’t even wait to get them home. He insists on staying in the car to look through them all.Parent
Starting a program is easy
The Raising A Reader program is flexible and can be adapted to meet the unique needs of children and families. We will walk you through every step of the way!
Adaptable to many types of settings
As an Employee Benefit
Turn-key implementation, flexibility, and support every step of the way. Ready to Start?
Support Raising A Reader
Make a donation today to increase reading habits for children and families.
Give us your time
There are opportunities to volunteer no matter where you are located.
Partner with us
Join the group of agencies that deliver the program to their communities.
Raising a reader news & events
Raising a Reader Partners with PA Masons and the Harrisburg School District
September 27, 2017
May 5, 2015
Detroit Faces Early Childhood Literacy Crisis with Only 14 Percent of City’s Children Reading at Grade Level by Third Grade
Monday, November 13, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
Raising A Reader National Institute – Postponed to February
Monday, October 2, 2017
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Baby and toddler mealtime products company LOLLALAND Partners with Raising A Reader to support children’s literacy
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