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Dreams KC Community Literacy Event | May 25, Noon-2:30 p.m.

Join DREAMS KC & DuBois Learning Ctr for a Free Family Literacy Bash! Enjoy interactive literacy games, grab free books, and treat yourself at our concessions. Fun for all ages! Register at this EventBrite LINK.

Unite KC’s Walk for Unity | June 8, 8:30 a.m.-Noon

Get more info and register for the 4th Annual Walk for Unity, a summer event for the whole family to enjoy! Meet at the corner of Troost and Truman, make a new friend and journey together down Troost – making a statement of unity on a street that previously defined the dividing line. Continue to 18th & Vine to the Great Lawn behind the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum for fun, games and deeper connection among Kansas Citians. Lead to Read KC will be there!

Brookside Charter School Golf Tournament | June 17, Blue Hills Country Club

Lead to Read KC is a beneficiary of the Brookside Charter School 2024 Golf Tournament. Registration opens at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Gather your foursome and sign up your team today to help keep Brookside Charter’s students reading on grade level.

Be My Neighbor Day, Kansas City PBS | June 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Come to Kansas City PBS’ Be My Neighbor Day, where kids can meet some of their favorite PBS KIDS characters, like Daniel Tiger and Katrina Kittycat from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Donkey Hodie. Join in the fun educational activities, and take home a free book and other goodies from Kansas City PBS and our community partners. Get free tickets HERE.

Become a Book Collector!

Lead to Read KC is looking for businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in collecting new or like-new children’s books for Lead to Read KC on a consistent basis. With sixty-seven Reading is Everywhere locations and requests to support school and community literacy-focused events, we want to ensure we have a steady supply of children’s books for distribution. If you’re interested in learning more, email Linda Hughes.

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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