First Grade Book Project

Deb Kneale and Andrew Vavul reading Howard's Dream to the Lake Odessa first grade class.



Each year, the Ionia County Literacy gives one book and bookmark to each first grader throughout Ionia County and invites community members to read to the classrooms during Reading Month.


The Ionia County Literacy is a non-profit organization and has been active since 1987. Its mission is to increase literacy in Ionia County by recruiting and training volunteer tutors and networking with community and business organizations. The volunteer tutors teach adults how to read or improve their reading skills.

Ionia County Literacy Council

301 West Main Street

Ionia, MI 48846