Raising Readers in Story County partners with the Ames Public Library to reach new parents in Story County through our Welcome Baby program.
The Ames Public Library assembles welcome bags containing a new board book for the baby and information about Raising Readers in Story County that are delivered to new moms at Mary Greeley Medical Center. Bags also have lists of age-appropriate books for children and resources for parents about library programs and other parenting education opportunities.
Click here to join our mailing list! Benefits of connecting with Raising Readers in Story County include research-based parent education and reliable information on your child's development. Raising Readers 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 school-age children.