We challenge St. Louisans to read to your children!


Studies show that children who are regularly read to have a much higher vocabulary than those who aren’t. Give your children a head start on success in school and life … read with them. Join Turn the Page STL in our campaign to get more parents and children reading. Because … A St. Louis that Reads Together Succeeds Together

How you can get involved:

  • Read to your young children every day. If your children are older, read together!
  • Watch for announcements of Turn the Page STL’s monthly events

Turn the Page STL, a committee of the St. Louis Regional Early Childhood Council, is St. Louis’ first-ever, city-county wide literacy initiative with the purpose to ensure all children in our region are reading and or above grade level by the end of third grade.  Our work is aligned and measured, based on the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, which includes school readiness, school attendance, summer learning and grade-level reading.

Monthly Themes and Calls to Action

Turn the Page STL has designated monthly campaign themes and calls to action. See the list of themes for 2018. The February theme is Discover African American Stories. The call to action is: Read a book by an African American Author.

Media Coverage

STL-TV “St. Louis Presents” Dec.22:

Lisa Greening from Ready Readers and Julius B Anthony from St. Louis Black Authors discuss the Turn the Page STL early literacy campaign, and the disparities in early literacy between affluent, white children and poor, African American children. Watch it now on YouTube.  NOTE: The Turn the Page STL segment begins at 21:45 in the 30-minute program. The program will continue to air on STL-TV through January 18 at the following times: Mondays 7:30 pm, Tuesdays 9:30 am, Wednesdays 7:30 pm, Thursdays 9:30 am, Fridays 7:30 pm, Saturdays 9:30 am, Sundays 12:30 pm.

St. Louis Public Radio “St. Louis on the Air” Sept. 27: Lisa Greening and the RECC’s Lindsey Noblot discus Turn the Page STL. Listen to the segment.

Campaign PSA:  Watch our PSA with Mayor Lyda Krewson and County Executive Steve Stenger

Kickoff: Our Sept. 28 kickoff at 10:00 a.m. at the Missouri History Museum:






For more information on Turn the Page STL and how to get involved, contact Vision for Children at Risk, 314-534-6015.

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