West County READS is a volunteer community collaboration in  Western Contra Costa County, California. We are comprised of individuals, and businesses, as well as public and private organizations. In collaboration with parents, schools, libraries, and community groups, we work to improve literacy outcomes for young children. West County READS was founded in 2001. The ED Fund is our  fiscal sponsor (Tax ID# 68-000537).

Our collaborators include:

Building Blocks for Kids
City of Richmond
Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, District 1
Contra Costa County Library
East Bay Center for Performing Arts
Grade School Reading Initiative
Hilltop YMCA, Richmond
Kaiser Permanente
Las Deltas Child Care Center
Literacy for Every Adult Program (LEAP)
Literacy Lab
LOL Educational Services
Neighborhood House of North Richmond
North Richmond Network
Pullman Point Apartments
Read Aloud
Re-entry Success Center
Richmond College Prep Elementary School
Richmond Community Foundation
Richmond Main Street Initiative
Richmond Library
Richmond Rotary
San Pablo Rotary
Shields-Reid Community Center
Verde Elementary School
West Contra Costa Public Education Fund (The Ed Fund)
West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee
West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD)
WCCUSD – Adult Education
Young Adult Empowerment Center

Covid-19 Notice

West County Reads has Cancelled all upcoming events due to the Corona Virus outbreak. We look forward to resume activities on May 3rd 2020. We are still operational to a small extend and Yes! We are accepting donations. And yes we are exploring other ways to make books available to the community. Contact us for more information.