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Library Celebrates “Kansas Reads to Preschoolers” Month

Contact: Sean Jones, Wichita Public Library |

The Wichita Public Library will join libraries across the state this November for "Kansas Reads to Preschoolers," a program that helps create young readers through early learning activities.

The month-long event promotes reading to Kansas children from birth to age five. This year, parents, librarians, early childhood professionals and caregivers are encouraged to read I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont.

A celebration of "Kansas Reads to Preschoolers" will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 26 at the Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas. Children will participate in a special story time as well as games and activities that are as unique as they are.

Other programs include:

  • Puppet Show: All About Me
    Monday, November 4; 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St.
    Ages 2-5 & Families
  • I Like Myself! Storytime
    Wednesday, November 6; 10:30-11 a.m.; Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas
    Ages 3-6

I Like Myself! is about a young girl who expresses confidence and joy in her uniqueness, no matter her outward appearance.

The Wichita Public Library will take the "Kansas Reads to Preschoolers" program to thousands of preschool students at more than 50 schools and early childhood facilities around Wichita. Staff will provide instruction on how to utilize this year's book to help grow early literacy skills.

"Kansas Reads to Preschoolers" is sponsored by the State Library of Kansas.

Wichita Public Library provides collections and services that inform, entertain and enrich the quality of life in Wichita. For more information, please visit

State Library of Kansas provides quality library services and resources through your local library, including downloadable ebooks (for adults and children), audiobooks, and online databases. To learn more, visit

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