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Books On Tap

WOW!! Our 11th annual fall fundraiser, Books on Tap 2022, was one for the books!! We raised over $23,000 dollars for early literacy!! A huge THANK YOU to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, our Event Sponsors, Committee Members, Host Lady T, Event Volunteers and In-Kind Donors! 

Save the date for next year's event: September 14, 2023, 5-8pm at Chicken N Pickle OP.



Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Pamela Miller & Michael Cummings
Tom and Teresa Walsh
Sallie Page-Goertz and Kenneth Goertz
Baby & Child Associates
Ascend Learning
Lucas Commercial Flooring
Cathy and Joe McCaddon
Monica Tiffany
Tanya Rodecker-Wendt and Samuel Wendt
The University of Kansas Health System - Pediatrics
Kathy Palermo

For the Love of Books Breakfast

We invite you to join the celebration by attending our first special event of the new year. The 2023 For the Love of Books Breakfast will be back in person this year! Save the date and we can't wait to see you all there.

Event Details:
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64112

For ticket and sponsorship inquiries, contact Jennie Andra at

Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drives

It's Holiday Book Drive Time!

These Barnes and Noble locations are collecting books for Reach Out and Read KC. Consider buying one (or two) board books at the register when you check out, from now through December 9th. 

Give a family the gift of reading this holiday season.


Barnes & Noble @ Town Center

4751 West 117th Street

Leawood, KS 66211


Barnes & Noble @ Oak Park Mall

11323 W 95th St,

Overland Park, KS 66214


Barnes & Noble @ Country Club Plaza

420 W 47th St.

Kansas City, MO 54112

Giving Tuesday 2022

Help us fill the shelves for this year's #givingtuesday! Our goal is to raise money and build libraries for as many children in need as we can. All it takes to build one child's library is $70.  You don't have to wait until Giving Tuesday. Click on the bookshelf above and help us start filling the shelves today!

Visit our Instagram and Facebook page to stay up to date on #givingtuesday!