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Who We Are

 

Island Readers & Writers (IRW) believes in the essential role of reading in fostering the healthy development of children and the promise that lies within every child – their capacities, their dreams, and their worthiness.

 

Each year, IRW brings book-based educational programs to over 2,300 children, grades PreK-8, living on Maine’s coastal islands and in remote communities in Washington County - from Casco to Cobscook Bay. These programs are designed to stretch imaginations, encourage curiosity, develop creative and reflective thinking skills, and expand perspectives through hands-on learning in natural history, science, literature, writing, and art.