Kansas Reads to Preschoolers

Celebrate Kansas Reads to Preschoolers with your Wichita Public Library all month long!

This month, we are reading Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard. Waking up on the wrong side of the nest, Bird is just too grumpy for his own good and sets out for a walk to improve his spirits. With the help of his friends and some fresh air, Bird is back to his old self and soon ready to face the day with a smile.

Join Us for Storytime!

Bring a blanket and snuggle up to enjoy an outdoor storytime in celebration of Kansas Reads to Preschoolers month! This storytime will be held Saturday, November 6, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Rockwell Branch Library. Storytime is weather dependent. Registration is required. You can register online or by calling (316) 688-9361.

Book Giveaways

Throughout the month of November, you will have opportunities to win a free copy of Grumpy Bird.

  • Advanced Learning Library: Read Grumpy Bird or watch one of the video storytimes, stop by the Children's Pavilion at the Advanced Learning Library and enter your name into a drawing for a chance to win a free copy
  • Alford Branch: Complete a scavenger hunt and receive a copy (while supplies last)
  • Angelou Branch: Read Grumpy Bird or watch one of the video storytimes, stop by the Angelou Branch and enter your name into a drawing for a chance to win a free copy
  • Rockwell Branch: Attend the November 6 storytime and receive a free copy of Grumpy Bird. If supplies last, enter your name into a drawing to win a free copy.
  • Walters Branch: Complete a scavenger hunt and receive a copy (while supplies last)
  • Westlink Branch: Read Grumpy Bird or watch one of the video storytimes, stop by the Westlink Branch and enter your name into a drawing for a chance to win a free copy

Grumpy Bird E-book

Grumpy Bird is available as an e-book through the cloudLibrary app. A Kansas Library eCard is required to use cloudLibrary.

Other Resources

About Kansas Reads to Preschoolers

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual event that promotes reading to all Kansas children from birth through age five. Through the statewide program, parents, librarians and caregivers are encouraged to read the chosen title during a selected week and month. The State Library of Kansas, along with the Kansas Reads to Preschoolers committee, chooses the book.

Videos

Can't make it to our storytime on November 6? We have you covered with videos in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language.

Grumpy Bird and Other Big Feelings

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