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More schools join Dirigo Reads program

(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

Building a Library for All Maine Students

(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

Program Provides Books for First Grade Students in Maine

(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 […]

DIRIGO READS ADDS 20 SCHOOLS FOR 2020-2021

BANGOR, ME – (August 26, 2020) – 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 20 schools that will participate in the program during the next school year. This brings the total […]

3,301 Books Given out to Maine First Graders

BANGOR, ME – (July, 16, 2020) – Dirigo Reads cofounders Dan and Karen Cashman are pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Dirigo Reads annual report, highlighting the success of the program’s first year. Dirigo Reads began July 1, 2019 with the goal of putting a book in the hands of every Maine first […]

DIRIGO READS TO ADD SCHOOLS FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

BANGOR, ME – (February 6, 2020) – 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 looking to increase the number of schools that will participate in the program during the next school year. Dirigo Reads co-founders […]