Northern Mariana Islands

The Motheread program of the Northern Mariana Islands Council for the Humanities prides itself on reaching every population Motheread can serve. They have coordinated classes on each of the commonwealth’s three major islands.  Motheread instructors have presented read-alouds at a public library and established a Motheread library there so that books are more accessible. The program coordinator works closely with students at Northern Marianas Community College, and last year a grant from the Bank of Hawaii’s Charitable Foundation supported a Motheread Institute that trained nineteen new instructors.  The Northern Marianas program has been especially successful and creative with its recruitment efforts.  A Motheread contingent marches in the annual Liberation Day parade, chanting to the crowd about the joys of reading and passing out bookmarks promoting Motheread classes.  Many students have shared that they found out about the program from the parade.


Scott Russell, Executive Director

Viola Deleon Guerrero, Motheread Coordinator


Northern Mariana Islands Council for the Humanities

PO Box 506437

Saipan, MP 96950

Phone: 670-235-4785

Fax: 670-235-4786

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