TOPEKA — Roughly 5,000 copies of the children’s book, “Is Everyone Ready for Fun?” have been distributed throughout Kansas and are waiting to be read to Kansas preschoolers during this year’s Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week.
The State Library’s 10th annual 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 Nov. 16-22.
Each year, one age-appropriate book is selected for storytime in libraries, preschools, childcare centers and homes throughout Kansas. “Is Everyone Ready for Fun?” by Jan Thomas, is this year’s title. Kansas librarians have pooled together learning resources and tools that will be shared throughout the state during the entire month of November.
“Is Everyone Ready for Fun?” is also made available in audio and Braille format from our Talking Books Service for those unable to participate using standard print. Audio and Braille copies are available by calling (800) 362-0699.
The State Library of Kansas is committed to increasing reading readiness and on-grade reading while promoting reading, literacy and libraries. For more information on this year’s Kansas Reads to Preschooler’s week, visit www.kslib.info/ksreadstoprek.