As part of its commitment to supporting early literacy, PBS KIDS Utah distributes children books at almost every Ready To Learn community event. Each child in attendance gets to take home a book to encourage and foster their love of reading. For many children, this is the first book they own.

PBS KIDS Utah has also created mini-libraries at community resource centers, providing an educational activity for children and their families while they are waiting to obtain various educational and social services. Children are encouraged to take their favorite books home to start their own at-home library.

Books were distributed at the following locations in 2018:

  • Boofest at Discovery Gateway Children's Museum
  • Children’s Service Society Holiday Parties around Utah
  • Dr. Seuss' Birthday End of Summer Reading at the Salt Lake City Public Library
  • Dream Night, Zoolights, & Teddy Bear Picnic at Hogle Zoo
  • Family Learning Nights in Granite District and at Head Start Preschools
  • Family Promise of Ogden
  • Head Start Fall Family Festival in West Valley
  • Health Choice Utah Community Outreach Events in Park City
  • Hope Worldwide Refugee Center with Mike Hamilton and the Magic of Learning
  • House of Hope Easter baskets
  • Kids Fiesta: Día de los Niños
  • Mexican Civic Center’s Taco Fest
  • Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Sorenson Unity Center
  • Preservation Utah’s 5K
  • Reading Marathon Kickoff in Salt Lake City
  • San Juan County Women's Conference - San Juan County Schools
  • Santa Flight Book Donation at Centennial Elementary in Roosevelt
  • Steve James Family Charity Event at Majestic Elementary in West Jordan
  • Tooele County Schools Title VI Indian Education Holiday Program
  • U of U Dermatology Sun Safe contest winners
  • U of U Student Block Party in Salt Lake City
  • UEA Convention in Sandy
  • Utah Early Childhood Conference attendees
  • Utah Museum of Contemporary Art Family Art Saturday
  • Utah Online Schools Reading Marathon Kickoff
  • Utah Presents - Kingsbury Hall family programs
  • Water Canyon Elementary in Hildale

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