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Storytime Village distributes books, masks on MLK Day

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Published: Jan. 17, 2021 at 10:41 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2021 at 3:30 PM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - In honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on the day of service celebrating the holiday in his name, Storytime Village in Wichita distributed children’s books and masks to their Little Free Libraries. The goal was to distribute more than 2,000 masks and books around the city.

The project took place Monday afternoon (Jan. 18) at Urban Preparatory Academy, 2821 E. 24th Street N.

The group wants to promote literacy and combat the coronavirus pandemic – which is still having an impact on education.

“We know that the pandemic has really impacted our children greatly and impacted their education, so service like this (Monday) is really helping us serve those who need us most,” Storytime Village President/CEO Prisca Barnes said.

The effort is all about fulfilling Storytime Village’s mission of inspiring a lifelong love of reading to underserved Kansas children.

“We want all children in Kansas, regardless of their socioeconomic background, race, and or gender to have an opportunity to succeed. We are the ‘village’ Together, we can significantly impact the lives of the children who need us most,” Storytime Village says on its website.

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