What is Story County Reads?
Story County Reads is an education coalition with United Way of Story County as the backbone agency. The coalition relies on partnerships with multiple sectors to support work within school readiness, school attendance, summer learning, and general literacy proficiency. The overall vision of Story County Reads is to ensure all youth in our community are proficient in literacy by the end of third grade. The coalition is a part of the national Campaign for Grade Level Reading. Our Community Solutions Action Plan (CSAP) is a blueprint for our community and our work.
Story County Reads Partners
All Aboard for Kids
Ames Community School District
Ames Public Library
Ames Morning Rotary
Ballard Community School District
BooSt Together for Children/Early Childhood Iowa
Boys and Girls Clubs of Story County
Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
Collins Maxwell School District
Colo-NESCO School District
Gilbert School District
Iowa State University
ISU Extension – Story County Extension
Nevada Community School District
Nevada Public Library
Raising Readers of Story County
Roland Story School District
Rotary Club of Ames
Story County Community Foundation
Town & Country Kiwanis
University Childcare Center
Volunteer Center of Story County
**There have also been a handful of individuals who have been involved as a volunteer in our summer program at Nevada. They represent as a community member:
Upcoming educational events in Story County:
Usually a large-scale event held at the Ames Public Library, Step Into Storybooks will evolve into a series of Story Walks throughout the county, to keep everyone safe during the pandemic.
The first walk will be held on Main Street in Downtown Ames.
- December 4 - February 1
Look for more details to come!