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Nov 10

Highlight: Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Month

Posted to Statewide Online Services News on November 10, 2016 at 12:20 PM by Lianne Flax

Every November, we celebrate the importance of reading to children with Kansas Reads to Preschoolers.

This year’s book is Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson.

Most libraries are having their events in the next week, contact your local library to ask about a special storytime and other activities on this program.

Online Materials for Kids?
Have you ever visited our Research for Kids page? Suitable for PreK-elementary ages, you’ll find:
  • Encyclopedia Britannica - it isn’t just for articles anymore. Browse animals, learn a new word, or click into the “Britannica Learning Zone” section for educational games and coloring.
  • Video storybooks with the TumbleBooks and BookFlix links. Tumblebooks also has some short National Geographic videos to go along with the topics of storybooks on their site. BookFlix always pairs a story with a non-fiction ebook.
  • Britannica E-STAX nonficton ebooks - while there are books available for middle and high school students here, it is pretty easy to tell which are for younger learners by the covers. Topics include math, history, and science. All books work directly in your internet browser, you do not have to download anything to enjoy the book.


Oct 24

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers - Ordering Copies

Posted to Librarian News on October 24, 2016 at 10:42 AM by Lianne Flax

November is Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Month, with the selected 2016 title being Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson.

To fill out the form to order books, just click on the Book Order Form link under the Librarian Quick Links, on the right side of the KRPS page. If you have any questions, contact information for Jessica Arendarczyk, FACE specialist for Scholastic, is located at the bottom.

The final day to order without incurring "rush delivery" charges is Nov. 4 for them to arrive for the events to be conducted the week of November 13-19, 2016.

Activity ideas and a form to submit your own event to the calendar are also available on the KRPS page.