Annie Busch Endowment for Early Literacy
The Library is a leader in early literacy and school readiness programs. Racing to Read was adopted by the Missouri State Library as the state model. It provides families with information, resources and play-based experiences critical to reading skills. The Library conducts approximately 1,000 storytimes in its 10 branches each year, reaching more than 25,400 people. This fund honors former Executive Director Annie Busch.