Stories of Impact
Agencies are at the heart of Raising A Reader
See how they are making a difference.
The Seattle Public Library
The Seattle Public Library has been implementing Raising A Reader for 10 years..Read story
Pajaro Valley, CA
Pajaro Valley Unified School District has paved the way for the Raising A Reader program in a non-traditional model. Read story
Raising a Reader Maryland
In 2011, RAR began implementing programs in Baltimore, Maryland to reach more than 1,000 kindergarten-age children and their families.
United Way of Kern County
Currently, United Way Kern County serves 275 children in seven preschool locations throughout the county. Read story
Children’s Aid Society (CAS) became a Raising A Reader Affiliate in 2010 serving one preschool site in East Harlem, New York. Read story
Sites in the U.S.
Raising A Reader operates in 2,700 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.
… shared-reading interventions can have a significant, substantial, and positive impact both on young children’s oral language skills and on young children’s print knowledge.Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel (2008, p. 155)
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, United Way of Kern County