Our Mission

The goal of the North Andover Reads program is to: 
  • Promote literacy and intergenerational discussions 
  • Engage the community in dialogue about diversity 
  • Bring the community together in different forums to discuss and express their ideas regarding topics brought forth in the books 
  • Promote understanding, empathy and tolerance
  • Discuss good literature and why books receive certain awards

The mission also relates to our community's RAISE values : 

Respect ~ others points of view and experiences 
Achievement  ~ promoting literacy and critical thinking 
Inclusion ~ acceptance of others 
Service ~ offering forums to discuss ideas and share artistically 
Empathy ~ for others and their life experiences 

RAISE logo