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Glendale-Kirkwood Kiwanis Present Early Reader Books to Kindergarteners

The Glendale-Kirkwood Kiwanis Club presented each of the kindergarten students in the Kirkwood School District (KSD) with an early reader book as part of the service club’s Early Reader Program. 

The program was initiated in spring 2006 when the Glendale-Kirkwood Kiwanis Club gifted books to each of KSD’s 275 kindergarteners. This year, the club members gifted books to each of KSD’s 449 kindergarteners. Over the years, the Kiwanis Early Reader Program has become an annual “graduation” gift for KSD kindergartners and celebrates of the young students’ love of reading.

The Kirkwood teachers selected the books from a list of age-appropriate books prepared by Kiwanis Club member Lynn Bosso from the Kirkwood Public Library. Glendale-Kirkwood Kiwanis Club members Tom Waltz, Courtney Flesch and Lynn Bosso delivered the books to North Glendale Elementary on May 14. Kindergarten students at Tillman, Keysor, Robinson and Westchester will receive their books over the next week.


Photo caption: Students in Ms. Kuhn’s kindergarten class at North Glendale Elementary proudly show their new book they received from the Glendale-Kirkwood Kiwanis Club. Pictured back row far left: Ms. Kuhn, NG kindergarten teacher; Dr. Masa Massenburg-Johnson, NG principal; Courtney Flesch, Kiwanis Club member and Kirkwood Public Library; Tom Waltz, Kiwanis Club member; and Lynn Bosso Kiwanis Club member and Kirkwood Public Library.