Come eat and drink your way through various Kansas City themed neighborhoods in one literacy-loving location. Enjoy local food and cocktails from some of Kansas City's most popular entertainment districts while learning about the literacy issues in our community and getting involved with Reach Out and Read Kansas City's solutions to support children's literacy. No walking, crawling, or even running is involved in this pub crawl. The food and drink is brought to you atop the Central Library downtown providing the best views in the city! This event promises to be a fun and laid back evening that will be sure to leave you wanting more and inspiring your philanthropic spirit.
Food provided by local restaurants, bars, and cafes from around the city. Beer, wine, and signature cocktails are available. Each attendee will recieve 2 drink tickets with the opportunity to purchase additional tickets in advance or at the door.
Attendees will have a chance to win fantastic raffle prizes: Kansas City Chiefs tickets, movie passes, Kindle Fire, Sporting KC tickets, wellness packages, hotel accommodations, etc. One raffle ticket included with the purchase of Books & Brews ticket. Increase your chances to win by purchasing additional raffle tickets in advance or at the door. You must be present to win.
Attendees must be at least 21 years of age for entry into this event.
Free adjacent garage parking available for this event.
Books and Brews, in its 2nd year, is a fundraising event to raise awareness and support for Reach Out and Read Kansas City.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes, all attendees admitted into the event must be at least 21 years of age.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Megan Sturges, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-588-3073 with questions regarding the event.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
No, your ticket is nontransferrable. If you have a situation arise and you cannot attend, please contact Reach Out and Read Kansas City as soon as possible, 913-588-2793.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes. Log in and update information as needed.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. Books & Brews: A Literacy Crawl is a ticketless event. Please plan to arrive and check in at the registration table.
What is the refund policy?
Books & Brews: A Literacy Crawl is a non-refundable ticket.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Please contact Reach Out and Read Kansas City, 913-588-2793, with the correct attendee name and contact info so we can ensure they are on the guest list and recieve the appropriate name tag and check in materials.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please feel free to bring business cards for networking, wear your favorite Kansas City inspired apparel, and new or gently-used children's books appropriate for ages infancy-6. (all optional)
When & Where
Reach Out and Read Kansas City
Reach Out and Read Kansas City is the only medically-based early literacy nonprofit serving over 29,000 at risk children, birth-5, in Kansas City. With your support, ROR-KC will help these low income children gain access to books, literacy advice, and enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.
Reach Out and Read Kansas City started, in 1997, as a partnership between Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and KU Pediatrics, and now partners with 50+ health care clinics throughout the metroplitan area. Using an extensive partner network of 500+ medical providers, 150+ volunteers, and advocates, like you, Reach Out and Read Kansas City is making a difference one book at a time. The ROR-KC program is simple but effective: children recieve a new book at each routinely scheduled well-child visit between birth and 5 years; doctors and nurses give trusted literacy advice to parents and caregivers on how to use books to develop early literacy skills; and volunteers fill clinic waiting rooms sharing books and telling stories to children while modeling read aloud techniques to parents.