The Results Are In!

Each year, the Ready Readers storytime program is evaluated by an outside consultant.  This year’s results once again demonstrate the benefits of our reading program. 100% of the children surveyed stated they like books and almost all students could identify a favorite book. At the end of the school year, 80% could repeat an actual […]

Avoid the Summer Slide

Summer Slide happens for everyone, but it impacts disadvantaged students more. Reading in the summer months allows students to overcome the summer slide and prepares them for school to start again in August. See how reading books at home can prepare all students for the new school year by clicking here.

Singing to children may help development of language skills

  Singing traditional lullabies and nursery rhymes to babies and infants before they learn to speak is an essential precursor to later educational success and emotional well being.  Read more in this article from The Guardian.  

Lisa Greening Receives Outstanding Child Advocate Award

On a lovely spring day at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Lisa Greening received an Outstanding Child Advocate Award at the 35th Annual Child Advocacy Day. We are so proud and inspired by all she does!!  Click here to see Lisa’s call-to-action acceptance speech.

2017- Our 20th Birthday Year – Featured on the Ladue News Cover

It’s our 20th birthday year!! We’re on the cover of the latest edition of the Ladue News to kickoff our year-long celebration. 20 years of developing budding, eager young readers from low-income communities.