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Party in the Park

Celebrate Early Childhood Literacy

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26th Annual Celebration!
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | 10 am | Bronson Park | Birth–Age 5 | Register Here

Join Kalamazoo Public Library for the 26th annual celebration of early childhood literacy! You and your preschool children will enjoy this very special story hour in Bronson Park with costumed characters, community readers, an early literacy gift with a book, and a snack for each child included. Bring a blanket to sit on. Portable toilets will be available at the park. Weather cancellations may apply. This event is FREE, please register!

Limited delivery of classroom early literacy bags will be available for childcare and preschool locations that are unable to travel to the park this year. Please email [email protected] to arrange delivery. Be sure to check out special Party in the Park online stories available on the day of the event as well!

Raising Community Awareness

Since 1998, Ready to Read has celebrated national Stand for Children Day with a special story hour to focus community attention on the importance of sharing books with young children.

Kalamazoo County preschoolers, their parents, teachers, and childcare providers are invited to Bronson Park to hear stories read by community leaders and costumed storybook characters.

Each child receives healthy snacks and juice and a gift book courtesy of Kalamazoo Public Library.


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