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KCPS Loves to Read

KCPS is Excited to Launch the KCPS Loves to Read Initiative 

KCPS Loves to Read is a reading campaign designed to connect literacy and social-emotional learning to motivate students to read. Each month, our students will build on important social-emotional skills and character traits that will develop them as readers and leaders in their community.

Check out the tips, activities and resources on this page to support your student’s reading and social emotional development.

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Stop and Read with KCPS

Beginning Wednesday, September 7, and continuing the first Wednesday of each month, KCPS will “stop and read” for 15 minutes across the district. Every employee and student is encouraged to participate, and we want to invite the KC community to join us, too! Simply follow these steps:

  1. Grab your favorite reading material
  2. Read from 10:00-10:15am 
  3. Show us YOU love to read by snapping a photo and sharing! Tag #kcpslovestoread on social media or email us with the subject “KCPS Loves to Read.”
  4. Join us each month: Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Mar. 1, Apr. 5, May 3


On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, we will feature guest readers from the district and Kansas City community reading one of their favorite books. Tune in on January 4th and 18th at 7:00pm on Facebook Live.


Monthly Focus

Connect with KCPS Loves to Read

Did you try any of the tips or activities? Did your student meet the reading challenge? Show us that YOU love to read! Share pictures of you and/or your family on your social media accounts using the hashtag #kcpslovestoread, or email (with the subject line “KCPS Loves to Read”) to be featured on our social media accounts.

The KC Public Library is working with KCPS to provide a selection of books that align to with the monthly focus skill. Visit your nearest library branch!

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