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A Message from Raising A Reader about COVID-19
April 13, 2020

Dear Raising A Reader Network,  


As we begin the second full week of April, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your work to support children and familiesespecially during this time of COVID 19.  Through our outreach and weekly town halls, we have heard of the tireless work you are doing to make sure that families have what they needfrom meals to learning materials and internet accessibility.  At Raising A Reader, we hope to continually provide you with resources to support your efforts, and we want to hear from you!   

  1. Below are a few highlights from our COVID-19 webpage.  If you wish to share a resource from your agency or know of a resource that should be posted, please email us

  2. We need to hear you from you! In order to help Raising A Reader best support your needs in the coming months, we are asking that you complete this brief survey.  Thank you in advance for your time.  

  3. We invite you to join us on Friday’s at 11 AM PDT/ 2 PM EDT for our weekly Town Hall meetings. This week, Springboard Collaborative will share their resources for both families and educators.  Can’t attend?  Weekly recordings and presentations can be found on our COVID-19 webpage.   


We are in this together! 

Kindest regards,  

Michelle Torgerson and the Raising A Reader team 


Weekly Town Hall Meetings 

 This is a forum for RAR and Affiliates to share resources, ask questions and network.  Raising A Reader will also provide information from partners such as Khan Academy Kids, Ready4K, Springboard Collaborative and others during this forum.  Meetings take place on Fridays at 11 AM PDT/2 PM EDT.  Register for the Town Hall meetings below.   

April 17, 2020 

April 24, 2020 

COVID-19 Affiliate Toolkit  

This toolkit features a collection of information and resources requested by the network.  The toolkit is updated regularly so check back often.    

Funding Resources  
Publisher Permissions  
Resource Library  
RAR’s Youtube Page 
Family Literacy Calendars (courtesy of Raising A Reader Massachusetts) 
Parent Tip Sheets 

Professional Development & E-Learning  

Raising A Reader is collecting professional development opportunities from Affiliates and partner organizations.  This week’s webinar opportunities are: 

April 14 

Campaign for Grade Level Reading Webinar  

April 16 

RAR Fundraising Webinar 

April 22 

NAFSCE: Engaging Families through Family Resource Centers