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KCPL Family Read Aloud Club

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Beginning October 15, KCPL's Family Read Aloud Club invites parents to read aloud to their children during the school year. The aim of the program is two-fold: for families to spend quality time together and to promote lifelong literacy. Visit your local library to enroll. You will receive a game sheet & program guidelines. Your family will have until March 31, 2013, to read up to 18 books. Rewards of the program include receiving as many as three free books and participating in a special after hours celebration at Elk Valley Branch Library on April 19, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Join the Club


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Starting October 15, you can register at your local branch library or from any computer with Internet access.

  • go to the sign in page
  • click the "Sign Me Up" button
  • fill out and submit the form

This program is designed for parents to read aloud to their children as a means of spending time together, and as a method to promote lifelong literacy. Children in families who read aloud regularly tend to do well in school.

To receive credit, books must be checked out from any Kanawha County Public Library location.

Nonfiction books may be used as long as they lend themselves to being read aloud. Comics, activity books, song books, joke books, and other similar types of books do not qualify.

A family may receive up to three paperback books during the program period. (families receive a prize when they fill-in a square on the game sheet containing a book symbol).

Families must bring game sheets to any Kanawha County library to receive their free book.

Families that participate in the Family Read Aloud Club will be invited to attend a special library celebration to be held at the Elk Valley Library on April 19, 2013, from 6 - 9 p.m.

For more information please contact the Main Library Children’s Department at 343-4646, ext. 234.

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West Virginia Reads 150

In celebration of West Virginia's Sesquicentennial, Kanawha County Public Library joins the West Virginia Library Commission, West Virginia Center for the Book and other libraries across the state for the West Virginia Reads 150 reading challenge. This program encourages reading in the community while honoring the state's 150th birthday.

Form your team of up to 15 members to read a total of 150 books throughout 2013. Choose a team name and select one team leader to keep track of books read by the team. Team members report each book read to the team leader.

All ages can participate. Books must be read between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013. more information...

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