We’re joining forces with Lit Lab

We’re joining forces with Lit Lab

We are thrilled to announce Raising A Reader is joining forces with Lit Lab’s incredible community committed to serving children and their families, and are accepting the donation of LitLab’s kidappolis, designed for caregivers to support early learning in...
Super Summer Learning Adventures: Meet Our Partners

Super Summer Learning Adventures: Meet Our Partners

A special thanks to our Super Summer Learning Adventures (SSLA) Program partners! SSLA develops and reinforces early learning skills through easy-to-use tools and resources that support learning recovery and school readiness through meaningful family experiences. At...

From Raising A Reader ❤️

Raising A Reader believes that all children, families and teachers should feel safe and supported on their school campuses to learn, to play, and to grow as humans. That sense of safety contributes to an overall feeling of connection and is critical to a student’s...
Official Statement: Book Banning

Official Statement: Book Banning

While book banning is not new in the United States, it is happening at alarming rates in school libraries across the country right now.  The communities we serve through Raising A Reader (RAR)—from rural to suburban to urban—are not monolithic. One of our top...

Welcome Carol Emig, New Board Chair!

Welcoming a new board chair!We are so proud to welcome Carol Emig as Raising A Reader’s incoming board chair. Carol began her service on RAR’s board in 2017 and we are thrilled for begin her service as RAR’s board chair as the first female leading RAR’s...

Learn More with ‘A Closer Read on Literacy Equity’

Encouraging parents to be their child’s first teacher happens best with great books along for the journey. But what does that look like in the time of COVID with geographic, social, and political divides?    For Raising A Reader, a 21-year-old organization working to...

2021 Legacy of Literacy Recipient

Drum roll please…. The award goes to Dick Wilkolaski!  Launched in 2019, Raising A Reader’s Legacy of Literacy award celebrates funding partners who have allowed us to blaze a new or expanded trail.   To recognize the incredible support of and dedication to providing...