Brownback opens Kansas summer reading program

Sam Brownback
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Gov. Sam Brownback has opened the summer “Read Kansas Read” program by reading a story about ducks and rabbits to a group of children at the Statehouse.

This is the second year for the program, which encourages children to read when they’re not in school.

State Librarian Jo Budler said more than 80,000 students took part in summer reading programs last year at public libraries throughout Kansas.

Brownback’s audience Thursday was made up of children from the Topeka YWCA’s Kids Quest program. The governor handed out books and encouraged the children to exercise their reading muscles during the summer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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