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KDL reading group aims to get kids talking

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Kent District Library is pleased to present "Let's Talk About... A Reading Group." The group encourages kids to tackle the big questions! The program features stories exploring social justice topics and a small group discussion where all questions are welcome. KDL librarians and community volunteers read books on that month's topic and participants discuss the books in small groups, enjoy snacks and create a fun and applicable craft. This series is presented in partnership with the GVSU Educational Foundation Department and is for kids ages 4 through 11 with their parents and caregivers.

The first program in this series took place on Saturday, September 29 at the Wyoming branch. The topic was "persons with disabilities." Shelly Loose, Ms. Wheelchair President, came to read stories and answer questions about living with a disability.

"I'm so excited that discussions are now taking place to find the similarities instead of the differences between individuals," Shelly said. "We are all people with feelings, dreams and goals. Let's talk about those and help each other reach them."

Volunteers from GVSU's Get Better Every Day Club were there to help.

"We want to instill the practice of helping people," said Club Member Christian Rush.

Upcoming events in the series include:

Let's Talk About Refugees: A Reading Group
Saturday, October 20, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Wyoming Branch

Let's Talk About Civil Rights: A Reading Group
Saturday, November 10, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the Wyoming Branch

We hope to see you there!