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Thrivent Fall Fun – October 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Our friends at Thrivent are collecting books for Lead to Read KC at their pumpkin party with a purpose. Space is limited so click HERE for more details and to sign up. We appreciate our corporate partners for all they do to support literacy in KC.

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

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

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