Raising A Reader Aspen to Parachute provides evidence-based early literacy programs that foster kindergarten reading readiness and long-term academic achievement for 1,800 children in 10 communities from Aspen to Parachute. We provide a weekly book bag to the home of every child, and we help parents learn new skills to expand their child's early literacy development.
Our vision is that every child from Aspen to Parachute will enter kindergarten prepared for reading success, in love with books and excited about learning.
Join Raising A Reader for the Strawberry Day's Parade!! If you would like to join us on our amazing float, please see the link following for more information. Strawberry Days Float Invitation
LIBRARY THANK YOU - Thank you to our library partners (Garfield County Libraries, Pitkin County Library, Basalt Regional Library) for hosting 70 Raising A Reader classroom field trips. Every child received his or her first library card and a brand new Blue Raising A Reader library book bag!
75 BOOKS TO READ BY AGE 5 - Check out this great list of recommended books. Thanks to Garfield County Libraries for compiling this list.
CLASSROOM CONNECTIONS - If you are not currently reading monthly in a classroom, you are missing a fun and rewarding experience. Call us to learn how you can become a classroom reader.