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Busy Bean Play Cafe Book Drive through December

Bring in any new or gently used children’s books to the Liberty, MO coffee and play area to receive a BOGO coffee voucher, through the month of December. Or shop their Amazon Wish List.

YOUth United Bilingual Book Drive – Virtual thru December 1

YOUth United is a student led project dedicated to making bilingual books more accessible for families in need in Kansas City. They are hosting a bilingual book drive for us! You can select a book from their Amazon Book List, donate through their Venmo QR code, or help spread the word by downloading the flyer to share on your social media. Thank you!

Ivanhoe Holiday Market – December 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Shop local artists, find unique gifts, gourmet food, handmade clothing, jewelry, and more at this neighborhood event. Get the details on this and other upcoming Invanhoe holiday happenings.

Story Time at PH Coffee – Mondays, 10 a.m.

Looking for a community storytime to enjoy with your kids? PH Coffee, one of our Reading Is Everywheresm locations, hosts a free weekly event in their kids zone. Get more information and register on their Eventbrite page.

We Can Come to You!

Invite us to your office, place of worship, school, or community group to talk about how to get involved with Lead to Read KC. Email Linda Hughes at [email protected].

Second Saturday Book Sorting

Looking for a one-time volunteering opportunity you can do with friends or family? We need help processing and labeling book donations. Sign up to join us on any second Saturday morning to clean, label and sort books. Adults and children twelve and older are welcome.

Lead to Read KC provides books to children in our twenty-four partner schools, at community events and through our Reading is Everywhere program. 

Monthly Pop-Up Food Pantry and Resource Fair

On the second Tuesday of each month, Lead to Read KC joins the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department’s Pop-up Food Pantry and Resource Fair. We provide free books and advise families how to support literacy and reading in their home. Anyone is welcome between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. at the KCMO Health Department, located at 2400 Troost Ave, KCMO. Questions? Email [email protected].

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