Learn how you can support the Harder IREAD Kindergarten program, an initiative providing kindergartners in Shawnee County with a gift of a book, their first library card and a wallet for the card.
A tree planted on the library grounds honors Dr. Robert Harder. The library’s Kindergarten Graduation IREAD Program is funded through Dr. Harder’s memorial gifts and will continue in his name.
With additional community support, the library hopes to expand the IREAD Kindergarten Graduation program to include all elementary schools in Topeka and Shawnee County.
The Library Foundation joined Lowman Hill Elementary School in honoring its 2014 graduating kindergarten class with a new initiative called IREAD.