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Books On Tap

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
5pm - 8pm

1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Mission Woods, Kansas 66205
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Tickets $25 advance, $35 at the door

Reach Out and Read Kansas City's Fall Fundraiser: Books On Tap

RORKC invites young professionals to attend its 5th annual Books On Tap cocktail party with a purpose on October 19, at the 1900 Building. Come together with friends -old and new- to celebrate the RORKC mission of preparing our community's youngest children for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. Drinks, light fare and entertainment will be provided.

Your ticket includes:
3 Drink coupons
1 Raffle ticket
Live entertainment

Every year, Reach Out and Read Kansas City provides more than 83,000 new, culturally, and developmentally appropriate books and literacy advice to nearly 30,000 low-income children, birth to age 5, and their families during well-child visits at 51 partner clinics located throughout the metro. Through Reach Out and Read, each child can build a 15-book library before they enter kindergarten. For many families, these are the only books in their home. By attending Books On Tap, you are providing enough support to purchase 5 books - a full third of their 15-book library!

21 Only, must present valid ID to enter. Free parking is available.

Thanks to our presenting sponsor:


And thanks to our generous sponsors:

The Caby Family


In promotion of Books On Tap, join us for RORKC nights at the following local eateries:

Chipotle at 4851 Main Street
Thursday, September 29
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Be sure to mention Reach Out and Read KC to ensure a percentage of the proceeds are donated to our mission.

Papa Keno's in Overland Park
Wednesday, October 5
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Reach Out and Read Kansas City's 20th Birthday Breakfast

April 20, 2017
Uptown Theater
3700 Broadway
Kansas City, MO

Details coming soon!

Hooked on Books

Hooked on Books

Hooked on Books is an annual book drive competition for schools throughout the metro that takes place in January and February. The school that the collects the most new and gently used books wins bragging rights, a $500 gift certificate from Scholastic Books, and representatives from your school will be invited to Reach Out and Read's Birthday Bash on April 20th, 2017. More importantly, this effort provides a great opportunity for kids to help kids. All books collected are sorted and redistributed to other organizations and schools who need your help.

Participating is as easy as 1-2-3

1-  Sign-Up through our website and schedule your book drive for any time, and any duration of time, between January 11 - March 17, 2017.

2-  Spread the word that you'll be collecting new and gently-used children's books appropriate for infants to 14-year-olds.

3-  Count the books and report your results by March 22, 2017.    

After your drive, donated books will be picked up by a Hooked on Books volunteer.

One lucky school will receive a pizza party for their winning classroom and several top schools will be recognized with a gift card.

Sign-up information for schools will be available soon.

For more information email or call 913.588.0295.