808,162 Books Prescribed to Children In Kansas City since 1997

  • Let’s Read booklet; Junior League PublicationProvided to children at their newborn checkup
  • Vamos a Leer booklet; Junior League PublicationProvided to children at their newborn checkup
  • White on Black by Tana HobanProvided to children at their 2/4 month checkup
  • Salta, Conejito/Hip, Hop by Catherine HnatovProvided to children at their 2/4 month checkup
  • Let’s Have Fun!; ScholasticProvided to children at their 6/9 month checkup
  • Las Familias/Families; Star Bright BooksProvided to children at their 6/9 month checkup
  • If You’re Happy and You Know It/Si te sientes bien contento by Annie KublerProvided to children at their 12/15 month checkup
  • Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise BrownProvided to children at their 12/15 month checkup
  • Clifford y los opuestos/Clifford’s Opposites - by Norman BirdwellProvided to children at their 18/24 month checkup
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? by Bill Martin, Jr.Provided to children at their 18/24 month checkup
  • When I Get Bigger - by Mercer MayerProvided to children at their 30/36 month checkup
  • Buenoas niches, Pequena Nutria/ Good Night, Little Sea Otter - by Janet HalfmannProvided to children at their 30/36 month checkup
  • Where the Wild Things Are - by Maurice SendakProvided to children at their 4 year checkup
  • Off to Bed, Little Monster!/A la cama, monstruito! - by Mario RamosProvided to children at their 4 year checkup
  • Countdown to the First Day of School - by Ann Marie HarrisProvided to children at their 5 year checkup
  • My First 500 Spanish Words/Mis Primeras 500 palabras en espanol - BrimaxProvided to children at their 5 year checkup
  • Introducing Reach Out and Read Kansas City's Medical Director Sallie Page-Goertz

    Watch Sallie share her thoughts about the impact Reach Out and Read Kansas City has made on children throughout the Kansas City area.

    The 3rd Annual Books & Brews is back!

    Be prepared to experience Kansas City's favorite food, beer, and cocktails atop the roof top terrace of the Kansas City Public Library. Come join us as we transform one literacy loving location into an evening of fun, fare, and festivities in order to raise awareness and support for the thousands of young children we serve.

    This year we are offering VIP tickets, but these will sell quickly so don't miss out on this exciting opportunity! For more information, check out our event page.

  • Upcoming Events

    • Sep 26, 2014

      Tonight's the night for our party with a purpose! Come to the Downtown Kansas City Library for the Third Annual Books and Brews where you can eat and drink your way through multiple themed stations. Not only will you be able to enjoy delicious food, tasty drinks, awesome raffle prizes and excellent company, but you will also be benefiting early literacy for the kids of Kansas City! 


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