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Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Returns to Libraries in November

Contact: Sean Jones |

Wichita Public Library joins libraries across the state this November for Kansas Reads to Preschoolers, a program that creates young readers through early learning activities and sharing a common book.

The month-long program promotes reading to Kansas children birth to age five. This year’s selected book is My Heart Fills With Happiness” by Monique Gray Smith and illustrated by Julie Flett. This book serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.

“Reading is an important component of early childhood development,” said Jaime Nix, Director of Libraries. “Children gain empathy and a deep understanding about their world, and learn about people, places and events. It also helps caregivers and educators create trusting bonds with children.”

More information is available at A list of programs is available on the next page.

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