Story County Reads

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

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 
Community Academy
Colo-NESCO School District
Gilbert School District 
Iowa State University
ISU Extension – Story County Extension
Nevada Community School District
Nevada Kiwanis
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:

Barb Mittman
Jody Melcher
Ralph Manning

Upcoming educational events in Story County:

Step Into Storybooks

Check out the annual Step Into Storybooks event this weekend!

When: Saturday, June 5th

Where: Moore Memorial Park

What: A free interactive event for the whole family that brings books to life through conversation and experiences. Read! Discover! Play!


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 Story Walk is currently at North Grand Mall!

Look for more details to come!