Marcus Whitman....for families in the Marcus Whitman School District
 "One of the greatest gifts adults can give - to their offspring and to their society - is to read to children"
-Carl Sagan
Budding Readers - Marcus Whitman

The Budding Readers Program now serves the Marcus Whitman community.  Watch for announcements in your school newsletter and fliers around town.

Babies, up to 24 months of age in the Marcus Whitman School District can receive a free "bundle of books" along with our Parent Guide,which  contains tips about reading to babies and young children.  Age-appropriate books for siblings through age 7 are also provided. More than 140 "bundles" have been delivered to Marcus Whitman families.

The Marcus Whitman Budding Readers Program is currently coordinated by Ruth Freier, Director of the Gorham Free Library

Budding Readers annually provides a new book for each entering UPK and Kindergarten student in the Marcus Whitman district.

Do you know a Marcus Whitman baby or expectant mom? 
Ruth to receive a free "bundle of books".
: (585) 526-6655 or

"The greatest gift is a passion for reading."
-Elizabeth Hardwick