Right to Read Coalition

Everyone Is Welcome

The statewide Right to Read Coalition supports Missouri’s libraries to remain an open, accessible resource for books and other materials available free-of-charge to the public.

We oppose attempts to restrict access to public and school libraries.  We have confidence in trained, experienced librarians and educators to evaluate and select materials available to the public.

Membership in the Right to Read Coalition is open to organizations and individuals who support the coalition’s purpose.

There is no financial commitment to joining the coalition.

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The following organizations and individuals have already signed up to be part of the Right to Read Coalition.

Organizations


A Red Circle

AAUW MO American Association of University Women

AAUW Joplin Branch

AAUW Kirkwood-Webster Groves Branch

ADL Heartland

American Booksellers for Free Expression

Ashrei Foundation

Avondale United Methodist Church Council

Betty's Books

Birdsall House Early Childhood Discovery Center

Bookmarx Book Shop

Booksource

Central Reform Congregation

Christ Church Cathedral

Concord Trinity UMC

Congregation Kol Ami-KC

Cynthia Moon Artisans

Dance the Vote

Daniel Boone Regional Library Workers United

Davis Creative Publishing

Dreams KC

Eden Theological Seminary

Episcopal Diocese of Missouri

Ethical Society of St. Louis

First UMC Jefferson City

Grace United Methodist Church

Grandparents for Gun Safety

Granny’s House

Greenwood Consulting Group

Innovative Technology Education Fund

International Literacy Association

Jewish Book Festival – A Program of the Jewish Community Center

Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis

John Burroughs School

League of Women Voters of Missouri

League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri

Left Bank Books

Left Bank Books Foundation

Mark Witzling Art

Metro Trans Umbrella Group

Mid Missouri Civil Liberties Association

Mid Missouri Literacies and Languages for All

Missouri Alliance for Arts Education

Missouri Association of School Librarians

Missouri Budget Project

Missouri Writing Project

Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church

Missouri Education Equity Partnership

Missouri Literacy Association

National Council of Jewish Women Kansas City

National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis

Nevada (MO) United Methodist Church Council

Parkway Towers Bookers

Persisterhood

PROMO

Prospero's Books

Ready Readers

Right To Read Festival: All Books for All People

Sexuality, Health and Gender (SHAG) Center – Brown School at Washington University

Skylark Bookshop

SLU Center for Social Action

Social Justice Ministry of Manchester United Methodist Church

Southwest Missouri Voter Protection Coalition

St. Louis City NAACP

St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum

St. Mark's UMC Independence

Stonecrest Book and Toy

Subterranian Books

The Book House St. Louis

The Noble Neighbor

The Novel Neighbor

Tuesday Women’s Association

Turn the Page KC

Turn the Page STL

United Women in Faith, Webster United Methodist

U-Turn in Education

Walls Educational Services

Westminster College

Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice

Individuals


Andy Abbott

Jan Abrams

John H. Adams

Karen Adams

Kathie Adams-Shepherd

Cheryl Adelstein

Lisa Albright

Emily Alford

Hali Allen

Shirlee Allen

Ellen Alper

Rabbi Doug Alpert

Sally Altman

Michelle Amos

Cynthia Andrews

Tammy Anderson

Debra Armistead

Joshua Arnett

Darien Arnstein

Martha Aronson

Alissa Arst

Kiersten Ashen

Linda Aulgur

Elizabeth Austin

Betsy Baer

Mike  Baeten

Christa Balanoff

Joan Ballam

Ruth Banks

Judy Barnett

Margaret Barr

Michelle Barron

Patricia Barrows

Nicki Batchelor

RoseMarie Batson

Stephanie Battaglia-Esses

Andrea Bauman

Janice Bausman

Tamara Bellings

Chrissy Bellizzi

Laura Belozer

Amber Benge

Kathy Berg

Nancy Berg

Ari Bernstein

Jen Bernstein

Holly Bernstein

Lee Bernstein

Lise Bernstein

Barbara Bess

Hannah Bird

Sandy Birenbaum

Jenny Birge

Andy Blacksher

Susan Block

Arlene Bly

Tom Bober

Daniel Bogard

Denise Bogard

Karen Bogard

Deborah Bohlmann

Elizabeth Boman

Susan Bosse

Barbara Boshard

Otter Bowman

Jobeth Bradbury

Spring Bradley

Mendy Bradshaw

Marjorie Bramer

Maribeth Brennaman

Barbara Bressler

Allison Brock

Ronnie Brockman

Michelle Brooks

Amy Brown

Barbara Brown

Drew Brown

Emily Twyman Brown

Marilyn Brown

Karen Broz

Jan Brunks

Dava-Leigh Brush

Ashley Bryant

Sherry Buchanan

Rebecca Buckley

John Buckner

Jennifer Buehler

Laura  Buhman

Genie Burke

Betty Burnett

Kevin Burns

Jeannine Butler

Tom Byron

Judith Campbell

Marsha Campbell

Ashley Canner

Barbara Carmen

Molly Carney

Dana Carroll

Shannon Cary

Jan Castanis

Claire Caterer

Arlen Chaleff

Rikita Chand-Bergfeld

Denny Chandler

Tina Chandler

Jan Chapman

Carol Charles

Julie Charles

Ene-Kaja Chippendale

Lisa Clancy

Mary Clemons

Karen Cloyd

David Coblitz

Sandy Coblitz

Jeanne Coburn

David Cohen

Louis Cohen

Samuel Cohen

Rhonda Coleman

Laura Collins

Caylene Cone

Jana Cook

Melissa Cooper

Kittye Copeland

Melissa Corey

Sheryl Corman

Jim Cornbleet

Jim Cornelison

Pam Cornwell

Andrea Corvalan

Karen Coulson

Shirley Crenshaw

Candace Crigger

John H. Crotty

Patricia Croughan

Liz Crowder

Don Crozier

Colleen Cruse

Shannon Cuff

John Cunning

BelleAnne Curry

Bethany Curtis

Patricia Curtis

Holly Czaicki

Diane Daly

Trevor Dancer

Leslie Daner

Patty Daniels

Carol Darnell

Lora Davenport

Kathleen Davidson

Cathy Davis

Kandace Davis

Reva Davis

Carol Davis-McDonald

Charlotte Davison

Inge Decker

Laura DeClue

Anne Delautre

Holly Demerath

Letitia DenHartog

Jackee Detering

Jenna Feldstein Dickey

Diane Disbro

Catherine Dobkin

Mary Dobson

Jordan Dockery

Kathleen Dombrink

Marian Dorna

Lisa Dorner

Margery Doss

Debra Doyle

Brennen Drachnik

Mary Drexl

Deborah Dubin

Elizabeth Dudash-Buskirk

Alissa Duel

Kathryn Duffin

Beth Dusin

Lorraine Eason

Ruth Ehresman

Lindsey Eick

Marci Mayer Eisen

Gail Eisenkramer

Bill Elliot

Gerry Ericson

Sarah Erwin

Lisa Esker

Bishop Robert Farr

Lynne Fee

Jody Feldman

Sharee Feldman

Susan Fenwick

Haley Ferguson

Joan Fernandez

Susan Fershee

Melissa Fieker

Matthew Fierst

Barbara Finch

Dianna Fine

Rich Finley

Ken Finnerty

Annette Fish

Barbara Fitzgerald

Sandra Fitzgerald

Tonie FitzGibbon

Lily Flaugher

Adriene Floyd

Robert Floyd

Wendy Flusser

Ida Fogle

Sandra Fogt

Samantha Fomera

Reese E. Forbes

Melissa Forrester

Hazel Forster

Cory Foster

Candace Fowler

Alison Fox

Karen Frahm

Judy Frame

Karen Francis

Cindy Frank

Elaine Fremder

Margaret Frey

Janet Frick

Diane Friedman

Eric Friedman

Hillary Friedman

Rachel Friedman

Kathie Fuchs

Catherine Fueglein

Stacy Fulk

Mary Furness

Pat Gaertner

Kathleen Gallagher

Samantha Gannon

Judy Garrett

Lisa Garro

Amanda Gastreich

Diane Gawlikowski

Christie Geha

Karen Gender

Joan Gentry

Jenni George

Sue Gibson

Cathy Gilbert

Chris Gilbert

Carol Gilles

Jere Gilles

Deborah Gilula

Lisa Gjerswald

Susan Glassman

Jackie Glenn

Riley Glissendorf

Batya Abramson Goldstein

Sam Goldstein

Nicole Gorovsky

Paula Grana

Debbie Grebler

Rachael Green-Smith

Debbie Greenberg

Erika Greenberg

Lisa Greening

Melissa Greenstein

Rochelle Greenwood

Sara Greenwood

Laura E. Griesedieck

Janice Griffin

Mary Gross

Mindy Grossmann

Ellen Grubbs

Pat Guess

Lisa Gubernik

Trish Gunby

Claire Hack

Lorraine Hackman

Grace Hagen

Farilyn Hale

Gidget Hall

Karen Hall

Marcia Hamed

Amy Kuo Hammerman

Marlene Hammerman

Mich Hancock

Karen Handelman

Sheba Haner

Eileen Hanning

Maureen Hannon

Judy Hansen

Kelli Hansen

Barbara Harris

Lona Harris

Mary Jo Harris

Neil Harris

Jackie Hawes

Tassy Hayden

Adele Hayes

Jeremy Hayes

Susan Hayman

Joyce Heiman

Susan Dertke Hendin

Linda Henke

Sharon Hequembourg

Margaret Hermes

Sara Herrin

Myrna Hershman

Eleanor Higgins

Daniel Hilty

Kristin Hilty

Hillary Hinz

Nancy Hirsch

Joyce Hochberg

Emily Hochman

Jeffrey Hochman

Jere Hochman

Jessica Hochman

Josette Hochman

Lesley Hoffman

Robin Hoffman

Margaret Holly

Leah Holt

Elizabeth Hoskins

Bonnie House

Sarah Howard

Kathleen Howe

Christopher Hubis

Beth Huermann

Pam Hughes

Jake Hummel

Julia Hundman

Sharen Hunt

Nancy Hutchins

Adrienne Hyatt

Rod Inman

Chalen Jackson

Lee Ann Jackson

Myron Jackson

Jean Jacobs

Wendy Jaffe

Donna Jahnke

Julie Jamieson

Reverend Kim Jenne

Mary Ann Jennings

Meredith Jerome

Laurel Jones

Robert Jones

Jordan Kadosh

Betty Kagan

Rachel Kallison

Patrice Kaplan

Linda Katz

Sally Katzif

Susan Katzman

Sky Keeling

Christine Keil

Charmaine Keller

Marcia Kennon

Deanna Ketner

Mary Kerr-Grant

Sharon Kichline

Deanna Kiel

Deedee King

Delia King

Dorothy King

Susie Kinsella

Madeline Kirschner

Sarah Kirschner

Erin Kirwan

Paul Klepees

Linda Klemp

Kris Kleindienst

Tom Kniest

Shellie Knight

Nancy Knipping

Ruth Knittel

Susie Knopf

Marsha Koch

Nicki Kohrs

Joyce Kolker

Grace Konrad

Mary Korte

Timothy Korte

Janet Kourik

Michaela Joy Kraemer

Barb Kramer

Nikki Kramer

Tami Kramer

Nancy Kranzberg

Rina Krasney

Deborah Krause

Kayla Kremer

Scott Kriegshauser

Nicki Kruger

Elizabeth Kruvand

Carla Kurth

Linda Kusmer

Mary Kutheis

Gloria Kweskin

Jourdan Lacey

Yvonne LaJeunesse

Linda Lamers

Susan Lammert

David Lander

Paul Landhuis

Phyllis Langsdorf

Sue Lapp

Kimberly Larson

Deb Lavender

Katherine Lawton

Chris LeBeau

Debra Cannamore Lee

Jessica Lefton

Nancy Leisinger

Dr. Picket Lema

Virginia Lennon

Cassandra Lenoir

Jessica Leonard

Julie Lever

Lori Levine

Louise Levine

Joyce Lewin

Heidi Atkins Lieberman

Myra Link

Joan Lipkin

Cora Lippi

Lisa Liss

Anne Litwin

Nancy Litz

Ly Syin Lobster

Ellen Lourie

Dena Loverde

Barbara Lowes

Alice Ludmer

Carol Ludwig

Lynn Lupo

Carl Lyss

Lynn Lyss

Elizabeth Macanufo

Stephanie Maddox

Elizabeth Maer

Marla Marantz

Lisa Mason

Janine Martin

Sarah Martin

Anali Mathies

Merry Matters

Dottie Matthews

Marti Maurer

Debra McArthur

Evelyn McBride

Megan McCarthy

Sharon McClinton

Tracy McCreery

Jan McCurley

Keith McFarlane

Jessica McKay

Marilyn McLeod

Margaret McMurray

Barb McNiele

Barbara McQuitty

Taira Meadowcroft

Carole Mehl

Elaine Melnick

Symie Menitove

Zara Merbaum

Marcia Mermelstein

Caroline Merrigan

Ellen Merrill

Nicole Merzweiler

Kathryne Meyer

Nikki Meyers

Sheila Michaels

Donald Miller

Jamie Miller

Phil Miller

Sandra Miller

Martin Mintman

Caroline Mitchell

Starlene Mitchell

Kimberly Moeller

Katherine Moore

Debbie Monfort

Tacey Monroe

Claire Thomas Morgan

Madison Morris

Ellen Moses

Graham Moses

William Moses

William Motchan

Kate Moyer

Joan Mudrick

Stephen Mudrick

Cindy Mueller

Terry Mulligan

Gwen Mullinix

Cody Mullins

Judy Mullins

Mary Murawski

Michell Murawski

Amaryllis Murphy

James Murphy

Patty Murray

Linda Neal

Nancy Nelson

Laura Neuman

Jen Newmark

John Newmark

Andrea Newstead

Sherri Newstead

Trista Soendker Nicholson

Kristin Nies

Reverend Katie Nix

Kristin Norgard

Kimberly Norwood

Maggie Nurrenbern

Marty Oberman

Merle Oberman

Johnny O’Brien

Terri O'Donoghue

Nancy Oglesby

Sheila Oliveri

Joyce Olshan

Carla Oppenheimer

Patricia O’Roark

Dr. Cheryl Osby

Ilene Osherow

Ruthellen Osherow

Sarah Otto

Lisa Oxenhandler

Julie Palley

Joyce Parisien

Joan Park

Nancy Parker

Rebecca Marcum Parker

Sharee Parsell

Jennifer Parsons

Michele Pasbrig

Phyllis Pasley

Judy Pass

Maddy Pass

Jean Patterson

Donnita Patterson-Brown

Colette Patton

Dian Pauley

Julie Paur

Cindy Payant

Reverend Rebecca Dunger Peak

Kelly Hams Pearson

David Peery

Tamyka Perine

Joel Perlmutter

Christina Pettibone

Lee Phillion

Kathryn Mitchell Pierce

Nancy Pierson

Pat Pionke

Marilen Pitler

Morris Pitluck

Jennifer Plaat

Judy Plocker

Spencer Portwood

Joyce Pratt

Leigh Pratter

Tracy Prince

Janet Pullen

Trina Ragain

Matt Rahner

Kelly Raines

Patricia Ramsey

Emily Rapp

Annette Rasmussen

Gary Ratkin

Marilyn Ratkin

Amy Ravin

Barb Raznick

Joe Reeder

Rita Reeder

Sandra Reeves

Peggy Remis

Kathleen Renkins

Charity Jordan Rex

Constance Richards

Colleen Richmond

Sarah Richter

Gail Richter-Gilbert

Alexandra Rigby

Patti Riggle

Dr. Keith Robben

Gail Roberson

Gail Roberts

Katherine Rodgers

Mary Rogers

Rebecca Rogers

Michael Rohan

Marissa Rosen

Eliot Rosenblum

Patti Rosenkranz

Lisa Ross

Rosalie Rotenberg

Donna Rothenberg

Phyllis Roufa

Kim Royer

Leah Rubin

Ron Ruhnke

Angie Rundle

Ann Russell

Ellie Samson

Ann Samuels

Linda Sandmel

Lorraine Sandstrom

Heather Sauer

Susan Sauer

Elizabeth Sawin

Mary Sawyer

Mark Saxon

Rebekah Scallet

Ruth Schacter-Cohen

Carol Schaffer

Emilie Schaffer

Molly Schaller

Karen Scheeter

Lisa Schlesinger

Errett Schmid

Betsy Schmidt

Kristin Schmitz

Sharon Schneeberger

Jenn Schoemehl

Lisa Schoemehl

Erin Schreiber

Dolly Schroeder

Paul Schroeder

Mary Schuman

Jill Schupp

Joanne Schwartz

Susan Scribner

Don Senti

Rabbi Scott Shafrin

Linda Shantz

Barbara Shapiro

Valerie Shapiro

Arlene Shaw

Mary Ann Shaw

Kevin Shelton

Ellen Sherman

Helene Sherman

Kay Sherman

Judy Sherry

Reverend Kim Shirar

Melody Shoger

Mariel Shoghi

Laurel Shoger-Hall

Pat Shores

Barbara Langsam Shuman

Michelle Siler

Heather Silverman

Janet Singer

Merle Singer

Vicki Singer

Kathleen Sitzer

Alvin Siwak

Lois Small

Beth Smith

Charmaine Smith

Renae Smith

Lois Soffer

Arlene Sollars

Liz Sondhaus

Neil Soseith

Angela Sears Spittal

Karen Spreitler

Amanda Sprochi

Neva Sprung

Mary Ellen Stanton

Mark Statler

Elizabeth Steffen

Randee Steffen

Amanda Stein

Ida Steinberg

Paul Steinberg

Peggy Steinberg

Sara Steinmetz

Linda Stenger

Mary Stevens

Rebecca Stisser

Kevin Stokes

Amy Stone

Melissa Stout

John Strauss

Lee Streett

Sharon Strickland

Thomas Stringer

Candi Strong-Lapides

Karl Stroud

Jean Szoko

Susan Talve

Nancy Tank

Sandra Taryle

Roma Lee Taunton

Nancy Taxman

Catina Taylor

Mary Taylor

Penny Taylor

Elaine Tenzer

Marc Tenzer

Colleen Tepen

Susan Terrill

Laura Tesch

Jane Thal

Andrea Louise Tharian

Dawn Thibodeau

Lorin Thierfelder

Kim Thoma

Louise Thomas

Wick Thomas

June Thompson

Stephanie Thompson

Shaelynn Tice

Kerry Townsend

Jane Tucker

Gail Tullman

Margaret Tyler

Rebecca Hawkins Valadez

Corinne Valdivia

Lori Valleroy

Christa Van Herreweghe

Sandra Van Wagner

Erin Voegtli

Richard Von Glahn

Peggy Cohen Voss

Susan Wade

Georgee Waldman

Amy Wallerstein

Aileen Wallis

Amy Wallis

Betty Porter Walls

Diane Walters

Mary Walters

Shannon Ware

Naomi Warren

Tom Wayne

Gail Wechsler

Nancy Weigley

Joshua Weinberg

Enid Weisberg-Frank

Kassandra Welborn

Esther Weltman

Ellen Wentz

Machelle West

Maria Wetzel

Cheryl Whatley

Michele White

Steve Wiegenstein

Janice Wiese-Fales

Louise Wilkerson

Barbara Williams

Bryna Williams

Jack Williams

Lisa Williams

Susan Williams

Judy Willett

Allison Wilson

Sarah Schofield Wimberley

Cynthia Wine

Patty Wirth

Jo Witt

Susan Witte

Matthew Wittich

Carol Wofsey

Carolyn Wolff

Sarah Wolcott

Kong Wong

Jo Wood

Kathi Woodward

Ed Wright

Sue Wyrostek

Linda Wycoff

Maria Yaksic

Alayne Yates

Fred Young

Paul Zacharias

Leonard Zeid

Lois Zuckerman

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