Karen & Dan Cashman, co-founders of Dirigo Reads, chatted with George Hale & Ric Tyler about the program’s growth into 24 additional schools for the 2021-2022 school year. George Hale Ric Tyler Show audio from WVOM
(WABI / Bangor) Dirigo Reads is a program that started in 2019 with the goal of giving a book every month to every first grader in the state. This year, 24 schools are joining the program, bringing the total number participating to 50. More schools join Dirigo Reads
BANGOR, ME – (June 11, 2021) – Dirigo Reads, a program that aims to put a book in the hands of every Maine first grader each month during the school year by 2025, is announcing the addition of 24 schools that will participate in the program during the next school year. This brings the total […]
(RAISING READERS) – May is Get Caught Reading Month! To celebrate, we’re highlighting the work of of Dirigo Reads and all they do to share opportunities for Maine children to get caught reading all year long! Dirigo Reads Keeps the Love of Reading Going Past the Age of 5
(News Center Maine / 207) – According to Educate Maine’s 2019 Education Indicators report, only about 36% of our 4th grade students are at or above proficiency in reading. While there are likely varying factors behind that number, it’s a percentage rate that continues through the 8th grade. Building a Library for All Maine Students
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(Village Soup) – Dirigo Reads, a program that aims to put a book in the hands of Maine first graders each month during the school year by 2025, is announcing the addition of 20 schools that will participate in the program during the next school year. This brings the total number of participating schools to 26 […]
12/2/19 (Bangor Daily News) – For both Dan and Karen Cashman, childhood revolved around books. With mothers who were librarians, they were each exposed to reading at an early age. They devoured timeless favorites like Ramona Quimby and the Berenstain Bears as well as authors like Roald Dahl.
10/22/19 (WABI-TV) – Dirigo Reads is a new program that strives to get books in the hands of first graders. With help from Machias Savings Bank, Dirigo Reads hopes to put a new book in the hands of every first grader in the state for every month of the school year by 2025. https://www.wabi.tv/content/news/A-new-reading-program-strives-to-put-books-in-the-hands-of-first-grades-563653111.html
9/20/19 (Piscataquis Observer) – SeDoMoCha School officials were excited to welcome some special guests into grade 1 classrooms on Sept. 19. Dan and Karen Cashman, who are the co-founders of Dirigo Reads, came to deliver a brand new book to each first-grade student. Dirigo Reads gets SeDoMoCha first-graders excited about books