• 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.



    Leroy’s Barbershop 

    6206 Natural Bridge, 63121

    Normandy Parent Resource Room 

    3855 Lucas and Hunt, 63121

    Beyond Housing Headquarters 

    6506 Wright Way, 63121

    Smokehouse BBQ 

    6903 Page, 63133

    Miracle Temple 

    4001 Jennings Station Rd., 63121

    Excel Center 

    6724 Page, 63133

    Jack of All Fades 

    8003 St. Charles Rock Rd., 63114

    Shegog’s Barber Shop

    7299 Olive Blvd., 63130

    Upscale Barber

    7224 Natural Bridge, 63121

    Pine Lawn Dental

    Dental Office

    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.

    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
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children at barbershop reading books
  • Normandy Read with Me! Supporters

    university of missouri school of education    beyond housing logo   ready readers logo with book reading   st louis youthbuild logo   citi logo