Do you like to read aloud to your kids? Now’s the time to prove it! This November for Family Read Aloud Month, we’re teaming up with Mayor Sly James’ Turn the Page KC initiative to show the world, in pictures, that Kansas City is a reading town.
Together with readers like you, we are building an online community photo album of Kansas City parents, kids, siblings, friends, partners, and even pets reading together.
It’s called ReadAloudKC, and it’s part of the Library’s Building a Community of Readers initiative.
We want you and your family to be a part of it.
The idea is simple. Take a picture of your children (or other special people in your life) reading and submit it to our online gallery. By the end of this month, we’ll have a rich display of Kansas Citians from all walks of life enjoying good books.
KCTV5’s It’s Your Morning will also feature reading photos captured by our librarians every day in November.
But it’s not just about taking pictures – it’s also about reading! So be sure to get in on the Family Read Aloud fun by picking up a reading log at any Kansas City Public Library location or download it (PDF) and print it yourself. Keep track of your reading and turn in your log to a children's librarian to win prizes.
Now, got your camera, some books, and your family gathered ‘round? Here goes…
How to Submit Your Photos to ReadAloudKC
- Go to readaloudkc.tumblr.com.
- Click “Submit a Photo” and follow the directions to upload your photo from your computer.
- Write a caption.
- Click the two checkboxes and give your name and email (we may write you if we have a question about your photo).
Email your photo(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will upload them for you. Include a caption.
Join the Kansas City Public Library and Turn the Page KC in showing that Kansas City cares about teaching kids to read!
And if you need a little inspiration, here’s the fantastic John Lithgow on the art of reading to children:
About the Author
Jason Harper is the web content developer and social media manager at the Kansas City Public Library.