Research shows that early childhood literacy is the key to academic success. This program is just one way we are working to ensure that all of our community's children have the advantage they need when starting kindergarten. In addition, our research from parents participating in our program that they are spending more time reading to their children and that their children are more interested in reading now then they were before receiving our books.
All children from birth to age 5, who live in Kansas counties of Chase, Coffey, Lyon, Morris, Osage and Woodson and the zip codes 66423, 66431 and 66507 in Wabaunsee County are eligible to have age-appropriate books mailed to their homes each month at no cost to the family. Over 1,750 children are already enrolled in this program and are receiving books each month and over 1,650 children have graduated from the program!
Parents and guardians are invited to enroll their children in the program by completing this form. Once enrollment information is received child's address is verified as living in our service area, books will begin arriving at your home in eight to ten weeks and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of our coverage area. For more information, please contact Hannah Crowl at (620) 342-7564.