The Annual Kansas Children’s Literacy Conference & Festival, held over four days, focused on StoryTimeVillage‘s goal of inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children.

Activities began on Oct. 25 with the Read and Rise Breakfast held at Exploration Place. The keynote speaker was former athlete and author of the children’s book “I Told You I Can Play,” Brian Jordan. Awards were given to advocates for their commitment to the literacy of all Kansas Children.

The Literacy Conference was held on Oct. 27 and activities concluded with the family-friendly Children’s Literacy Festival held Oct. 28, along Opportunity Way in Wichita. Activities included a parade, storytelling, kite flying, the “Book Boss” Kids and concluded with a celebrity basketball game where attendees were encouraged to bring a book for a child.

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