Kansas City Public Library's Family Read Aloud Month Brings Families Together to Read

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For Immediate Release:
October 25, 2011
Contact: Paul Smith
816.701.3668
Kansas City Public Library's Family Read Aloud Month Brings Families Together to Read

The Kansas City Public Library will launch a new citywide reading initiative called Family Read Aloud Month, which asks families to read aloud and read together for one hour every week throughout November 2011.

  • Read aloud with your family for one hour every week throughout November 2011.
  • Keep track of your time spent reading on the Family Read Aloud Month reading log, available at any Library location in November.
  • Return your completed reading log at any Library location in order to receive one free¬†¬† book and a free book tote bag.

One hour every week is time enough to read several picture books, a few chapters of a great novel, or even the Sunday newspaper. For kids and teenagers, this one hour every week provides an opportunity to improve reading skills as well as reading comprehension; and for adults, this one hour every week offers great family entertainment.

The Kansas City Public Library offers a wide variety of books in a variety of formats that are available for checkout (or download). For reading suggestions, visit any Library service desk or call 816.701.3400.

Family Read Aloud Month is the latest effort in the Library's Building a Community of Readers campaign, aimed at transforming our community by promoting a lifelong love of reading through expanded reading programs and activities. Our goal is for Kansas City as a whole to reap the social and economic benefits of being among the most literate cities in the nation.

The Building a Community of Readers campaign is funded in part by the Hall Family Foundation, the H&R Block Foundation, Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation and UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee, and the Sosland Foundation.