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Oct 28

Kansas is Reading to Preschoolers

Posted on October 28, 2020 at 4:10 PM by Holly Hutchinson

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 28, 2020 

Kansas is Reading to Preschoolers 
A statewide initiative encouraging early childhood literacy 

Topeka, KS —The opportunity to obtain copies of the children’s book, Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs, has been made available throughout Kansas and many are preparing to read to Kansas preschoolers during this year’s Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Month. This title is also available digitally through the State Library’s digital book eLending site, Bookflix.

The State Library’s 16 th annual one-book/one-state reading initiative, Kansas Reads to Preschoolers, highlights the importance of reading to children with a goal that every Kansas child from birth to age five is read to throughout the month of November.

Each year, one age-appropriate book is selected for storytime in libraries, preschools, childcare centers and homes throughout Kansas. Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs, by Eric Litwin, is this year’s title. Kansas librarians have pooled together learning resources and tools that will be shared throughout the state during the entire month of November.

The State Library of Kansas is committed to increasing reading readiness and on-grade reading while promoting reading, literacy and libraries. For storytime ideas, activities and more information on this year’s Kansas Reads to Preschooler’s title, visit
Mar 13

State Library of Kansas - Health Emergency Response Plan

Posted on March 13, 2020 at 4:33 PM by Holly Hutchinson

This is the current Emergency Health Response Plan for the State Library of Kansas. We are making efforts to follow best practices to keep staff and our patrons safe as the Covid19 situation develops and information becomes available. 

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Feb 04

SLK Webinar: Kansas Libraries: On the front lines of the 2020 Census

Posted on February 4, 2020 at 1:25 PM by Jeff Hixon

Steve Hale, Sr. Partnership Specialist for the 2020 Census, will provide an overview of where library personnel can turn to get critical information about the census, what questions they might expect from patrons and how libraries can positively influence a population count that will directly impact representation and funding for the coming decade and beyond.

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