Friends Bag of Books Sale: Saturday, September 21 from 9 am–3:30 pm | CEN/Van Deusen Room. Friends of KPL WILL NOT ACCEPT DONATIONS beginning Monday, September 16th and will re-open for donations on Monday, September 23rd.

Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee

A Wild and Wacky Event for a Great Cause


 

Kalamazoo Public Library will host the Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee to benefit Ready to Read, our early childhood literacy program. The 19th Annual event will be held Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Western Michigan University’s Bernhard Center.  It’s time to break out the dictionary and start practicing for this fast paced, high energy event!

100% of the proceeds will be used to purchase books for Kalamazoo County children. We are looking for many wonderfully creative, enthusiastic and entertaining community teams to compete for this year’s spelling and team spirit awards. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to our sponsors and everyone else who makes this event possible.


Contact: Jill Lansky, Youth Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (269) 553-7885

Payment

Send checks payable to “Kalamazoo Public Library” to:

Jill Lansky, Youth Outreach Coordinator
Kalamazoo Public Library
315 S. Rose St.
Kalamazoo, MI, 49007
OR contact us to arrange for an invoice.


Sponsor a Team 

Sponsor the Spelling Bee with a donation of any amount.

  • Sponsor at the Bronze $500 level or higher and you may opt to send a team to the Bee.
  • You may send your own team or the library will recruit a nonprofit organization to participate on your behalf.

Download the 2019 Sponsorship Packet PDF | Download the Study Guide PDF


Benefits of Sponsorship

Gold Level ($3,000 and higher)
  • Logo prominently displayed on spellers’ table and in television broadcast credits.
  • Logo featured in library email newsletters, on the library website, in the event program and slideshow.
  • Corporate banner displayed at event.
  • Name placed on Kalamazoo Public Library Wall of Honor.
  • May opt to send a team to the event.
  • Listed as sponsor in press releases.
Silver Level ($1,500–$2,999)
  • Name listed in library email newsletters, on the library website, and in the event program and slideshow.
  • Corporate banner displayed at event.
  • Name placed on Kalamazoo Public Library Wall of Honor.
  • May opt to send a team to the event.
Bronze Level ($500–$1,499)
  • Name included in sign at event, event program, and library website.
  • May opt to send a team to the event.
Book Sponsors ($250–$499)

Name listed in event program and on library website.

Letter Sponsor ($100–$249)

Name included in alphabet display at event and on library website.

Friends of Children’s Literacy ($1–$99)

Warm fuzzy feeling, knowing you’ve helped put books in children’s hands!


Come check out our Great Grown Up Spelling Bee YouTube playlist!


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