Normandy Read with Me!
The Normandy Schools Collaborative is committed to improving the literacy skills of all students. Just like an athlete or tradesman, the skill of reading is improved with practice. The more you read, the better reader you become. Reading provides the sound foundation to excel in all subject areas. There’s an added bonus — you gain more knowledge of the world around you.
Through the Normandy Read with Me! initiative, the Collaborative is partnering with Beyond Housing, Ready Readers and Citi Foundation, reaching out to businesses and organizations to make books available throughout the community — barber and beauty shops, auto repair, doctors’ offices and more!
Why is reading so important?
Consider these Reading VIPs (Very Important Points):
- Students who score in the 90th percentile read an average of 91 minutes a day vs. students who scored at the 10th percentile read 1.6 minutes a day.
- Twelfth (12th) grade students who read the most for fun, scored highest on standardized tests.
- Those who do more recreational reading show better development in reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.
Normandy Read with Me Locations
These businesses and organizations are home to our 'reading nooks', books and other reading material available to readers of all ages.
6206 Natural Bridge, 63121
Normandy Parent Resource Room
3855 Lucas and Hunt, 63121
Beyond Housing Headquarters
6506 Wright Way, 63121
6903 Page, 63133
4001 Jennings Station Rd., 63121
6724 Page, 63133
Jack of All Fades
8003 St. Charles Rock Rd., 63114
Shegog’s Barber Shop
7299 Olive Blvd., 63130
7224 Natural Bridge, 63121
Pine Lawn Dental
Lucas & Hunt Village
5303 Lucas & Hunt, 63121
Affinia Healthcare at Normandy High School
North Hall, 6701 St. Charles Rock Road, 63133
24:1 Excel Center
6724 Page Ave., 63133
Little Free Libraries
The Little Free Libraries are made possible by a partnership with Normandy, Beyond Housing and the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Education. Books are available for the community, free of charge.
Location Our Daycare 4119 N. Hanley Road, 63121 Loving Hearts Child Care Center 7032 Natural Bridge Rd., 63121 North Central Community Health 4000 Jennings Station Rd., 63121 Salerno Drive 1545 Salerno Dr., 63133
Normandy Read with Me! Supporters