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21st Anniversary Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee


Event Details

Wednesday, November 15 | 6:30–8:30 pm | Fetzer Center, WMU

Join us on November 15 for this wacky and wild fundraising opportunity for Ready to Read. 100% of the dollars raised will be used to purchase gift books for children in Kalamazoo County.

Teams of eight compete for the top spot in this speed spelling, song-singing, silly event! If you are interested in sponsoring, download our sponsorship packet.

  • Teams of eight adults-two courageous spellers and six outrageous cheerleaders
  • Prizes awarded for best spelling, best costumes most enthusiastic cheer, most creative cheer and audience favorite
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
  • Event recorded by and shared on KPL TV
  • Spectator Tickets- $35 each

Download the study guide


Be a Sponsor!

Ways to Sponsor Ready to Read PDF

  • Sponsor with a donation of any amount. Please download the PDF above for details.
  • Sponsor at the Bronze ($500) level or higher and you may opt to send a team to participate in the Bee.

For more information, please contact the Ready to Read program coordinator, at [email protected] or 553-7885. Visit kpl.gov/r2r to learn more. Make checks payable to Kalamazoo Public Library and send to: 315 South Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, pay online below, or contact us to arrange an invoice.


Online Payment


Questions and Inquiries

Ready to Read
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (269) 553-7885


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