Kansas Reads to Preschoolers 2019

Stevens County Library to Participate in Kansas Reads to Preschoolers 2019
A statewide initiative encouraging early childhood literacy

The State Library’s 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 during the week of November 10-16. 

One age-appropriate book is selected for storytime in libraries, preschools, childcare centers and homes throughout Kansas. I Like Myself!, by Karen Beaumont, is the chosen title for the 15th annual selection. Kansas librarians have pooled together learning resources and tools that will be shared throughout the state during the entire month of November.

“Local libraries play a big role in early childhood learning. As Kansas Reads to Preschoolers continues to grow each year, our hope is that more children will discover the joy of reading,” said State Librarian Eric Norris.

To celebrate Kansas Reads to Preschoolers, the Stevens County Library is offering two public storytime events featuring I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont: Circle Time, Wednesday, November 13 at 10:30am and Family Storytime, Saturday, November 19 at 9:30am. In addition to storytime, the SCL will hold a drawing to give away 14 bilingual copies of I Like Myself!

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 Preschoolers week, visit https://kslib.info/prek and https://kslib.info/prek/promo. To learn more about the Stevens County Library, visit www.stevenscountylibrary.com.