Families Read Every Day (F.R.E.D.) at the Olathe Public Library

The library encourages you to continue F.R.E.D. this summer and read together as a family every day! 

Are you looking for a good book for the whole family? Try these

You can also join our year-round, Family Read Aloud Club . Once you read 6 chapter books aloud, you'll get to pick a free paperback from the library.

This summer, your reading can also win you special prizes in the Summer Reading Program for Children, Teens and Adults

Show your support for the library and family reading and pick up a free F.R.E.D. yard sign or car cling, available at both Olathe libraries.

What is F.R.E.D.?
F.R.E.D. (Families Read Every Day ) is a community wide book club, originally geared towards students in grades K-5 and their families. The Olathe Public Schools Foundation funded this project thru a $60,000 grant to Olathe Public Schools.  In January 2013, every K-5 student and staff member in the district's 34 elementary schools was given Mason Dixon: Pet Disasters by Claudia Mills. The goal was to engage our entire community in a shared reading experience. Now, the Olathe Public Library is continuing the F.R.E.D. project by encouraging all families to read together every day.

Who can participate in F.R.E.D.?
Although the F.R.E.D. program through the schools was originally geared towards students in grades K-5 and their families, the library encourages families of all ages to read together. There's no registration - just grab a book and start reading! Children's librarians can help you select a title that is perfect for the whole family.

Why participate in F.R.E.D.?
Research has shown that children who have been read aloud to at home arrive at school better prepared to learn, become better readers, and generally have more success in school. Reading aloud enhances a child's imagination, vocabulary, comprehension and fosters a life-long love of reading.