The Budding Readers Program began serving families in the Marcus Whitman school district community in 2012. More than 205 “bundles” have been delivered to Marcus Whitman families!

Babies, up to 36 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. Look for fliers around town, and at the Gorham Free Library.

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

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

Want to more about the Marcus Whitman program?
Know a Marcus Whitman baby or expectant mom?
Contact Ruth to receive a free “bundle of books”, or place your request here.
Phone: (585) 526-6655 or

Gorham Free Library

2664 NY 245 – Gorham

Mon: Noon – 6pm
Tues: 2pm – 8pm
Wed: 9am – 5pm
Thurs: 2pm – 8pm
Fri: Noon – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm
Sun: 2pm – 4pm

There’s always a good book waiting for you!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the places you will go.”

– Dr. Seuss