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Raising Readers to Celebrate 10 Years 

There’s a birthday celebration taking place Friday night that kids won’t want to miss.The Raising Readers Program has given more than a million books to Maine children over the last ten years and they’ll be celebrating that milestone at the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor.There will be three Maine authors on hand to talk with the children, give autographs or even draw some illustrations.Raising Readers promotes reading aloud to children from birth to 5 years.They provide family practice and pediatric providers with books to give children at well visits.Program Coordinator, Kate Bartley says the event will be fun for all.” It’s such a unique opportunity for Maine kids to have the chance to meet folks just like them that live in Maine, that illustrate and write the books these kids read.”The event is free for all and goes from five to seven Friday night.