Our Mission

We inspire a passion for reading and learning among children living on Maine’s coastal islands and in rural communities in Washington County, “inland islands.”  The relationships and partnerships we build are the key to IRW's success.


What do we do?

  • Take educational book-based experiences to children living in remote places
  • Nurture a sense of curiosity, awareness, empathy, and wonder
  • Connect children with Maine authors and illustrators
  • Celebrate Maine’s natural resources and community
  • Connect reading and learning
  • Provide a personally inscribed book for every child
  • Encourage a life-long love of books