SMART Reading North Coast: Serving Clatsop and Columbia Counties

Children at the mouth of the Columbia River and north coast of Oregon are becoming more confident readers, thanks to the many hours contributed by our generous and caring volunteers. In the 2021-22 school year, we served 278 PreK through third-grade students and gave away 2,000 books at 4 SMART Reading sites in the cities of Astoria, Gearhart, Seaside and Warrenton. Our SMART Reading team, dedicated Site Coordinators and members of our local area Leadership Councils, are working hard to recruit new volunteers and raise the needed funds to continue to grow SMART Reading in this region. Our goal is to increase the number of children we are able to serve and have the opportunity to introduce them to the wonderful world of books and a lifelong love of reading.

Thank you to our business partners who are supporting SMART Reading children in Clatsop and Columbia counties:

Click here to read SMART Reading North Coast’s Year-end Report.

Click here to read SMART Reading North Coast’s Local Newsletter.

Local Staff:

Headshot of Program Manager Melissa MacCoumber

Melissa MacCoumber
Program Manager

Headshot of Development Officer, Deborah Marion

Deborah Marion
Development Officer

Volunteer Opportunities:

Click here for more information on volunteering with SMART Reading. For a list of sites we serve in the North Coast area click here, or call 503-391-8423.

Business Partners and Civic Organizations:

Many local businesses and civic organizations support SMART Reading through sponsorships, donations, and volunteerism.


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