Raising Readers in Story County

Welcome Baby

The Raising Readers in Story County partners with the Ames Public Library to reach new parents in Story County and from surrounding communities.

The Ames Public Library purchases and assembles the Books for Babies materials and delivers the packets to Mary Greeley Medical Center. Every packet contains a new board book for the baby and information about Raising Readers in Story County. Bags also have lists of age-appropriate books for children and resources for parents about library programs and other parenting education opportunities. The Ames Public Library contact person is Jerri Heid, Youth Services Specialist.

Enroll now in Raising Readers in Story County!

Families with children from birth to five years of age register with Raising Readers in Story County because they want the best for their children and want to help them be prepared for success in reading and learning. Click here to join! We welcome people who are from other states and countries and who have varied roles such as grandparents, providers, and service group members, as well as parents.

Online benefits for all who enroll include research-based parent education and reliable information on your child's development. Raising Readers in Story County provides free books to families who take children to healthcare checkups in Story County clinics. We also provide reading corners in public waiting rooms, small group workshops, fun events for families and caregivers, and tutoring for children.

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