AEAs combine resources to expand preschool reading

Introducing the Preschool Book of the Month Club!

AEAs combine resources to expand preschool reading


SIOUX CITY, IA (March 21, 2022)—Enhance and enrich your preschool classroom with quality, age-appropriate literature by joining the Preschool Book of the Month Club! Membership is free and available to preschool teachers in Northwest and Prairie Lakes AEAs. Each month, participating teachers receive a box of books with 25 different age-appropriate titles. These books can be used for teacher read-alouds or independent discovery by students. These can be used at any time of the year and aren’t related to any seasonal themes, such Thanksgiving, winter, or Valentine’s Day.

Book of the Month Club is starting in all our schools this fall. However, we invite teachers to get a sneak peek  this spring by signing up to participate in a pilot. We’re limiting the pilot to the first 10 preschool teachers who sign up. Interested in helping us launch this program to promote preschool literacy? Here’s how to sign-up!

  • You’ll receive an email verifying your membership in the spring pilot.
  • The week of April 4, you’ll receive your first Book of the Month Club box on the AEA van.
  • Return the box by the end of April and we’ll send a second box to you.
  • You’ll receive a feedback form. Please let us know how we did and how we can improve!

We’ll share more information in August about how to join the Book of the Month Club that begins this fall. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Buysman, media technology consultant, at




With offices in Cherokee, Denison, Le Mars, Onawa, Sioux Center, and Sioux City, Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) works in partnership with public and accredited private schools in a 10-county area of northwest Iowa to help assure that all children reach their full potential. The AEA provides special education support services, media and technology services, a variety of instructional services, professional development and leadership to promote school improvement. The Iowa General Assembly created the state’s AEA system in 1975. It is widely regarded as one of the finest in the country. For more information about Northwest AEA, visit