Past Projects

Kansas Reads

A one-book / one-state reading and discussion project for adult readers. Titles are selected for broad-based appeal to encourage spirited discussion among readers at libraries, booksellers and other partners statewide.  This project is on hiatus.

2014 - Bleeding Kansas
2013 - Then We Came to the End: A Novel
2012 - Our Boys
2011 - What Kansas Means to Me
2010 - Dreams from My Father
2009 - The Virgin of Small Plains
2008 - In Cold Blood
2007 - The Learning Tree

Letters About Literature
A reading and writing initiative for young readers in grades 4-12. Letters are written to authors, living or from the past, whose books have impacted the students' lives.

The State Library is no longer sponsoring Letters About Literature. For more information, please email us.

Kansas 150 Books
For the Kansas 150 Celebration in 2011 (state sesquicentennial) people around Kansas were asked to name the "best" books about Kansas or by Kansas authors.  View the 150 "Best" Kansas Books list.