LeVar Burton Visits the Kansas City Central Library

February 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm 2 comments

LeVar Burton — host of PBS series Reading Rainbow and star of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Roots — dropped in to the Kansas City Central Library last Friday on the way to a speaking engagement for Black History Month, and decided to stick around and visit with the children and other patrons there. Check out his rendition of Shel Silverstein’s poetry:

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  • 1. Gerald Tan  |  February 28, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I feel that inviting a star to a library can be an encouragement for kids to pick up the habit of reading books. When the children see that their stars are reading books they will would want to follow their example and start to read too. This could be a good strategy to get children to read. A star reading to children in a library will cause crowds of people to gather in the library and this can boost library business as well! I hope this will help children to pick up reading habits!

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    • 2. Jason Erik Lundberg  |  March 1, 2011 at 7:45 am

      It doesn’t hurt that LeVar Burton is the long-time host of Reading Rainbow, a show that strongly emphasizes reading for young children.

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Mrs Rosalind Lee (SC)
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