Raising a Reader®

Provides a research-based and extensively evaluated early literacy model that fosters read-aloud routines in the homes of low-income, low-literacy families by promoting “read aloud” and “book cuddling” activities to families of young children from birth to five years. Participating early care and education programs receive free training and literacy materials including a variety of award-winning children’s books and red and blue book bags for participating children and families.

Download the application for participation in Raising A Reader: Raising A Reader Application FY15

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To apply for a library card in Mecklenburg County, click here.

Raising A Reader is funded by generous grants from:

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