Kansas Libraries

What is 6 by 6? This program emphasizes the six skills that parents and caregivers can help children develop before they learn to read, at about the age of 6.

The 6 by 6 program was created by the Johnson County Library and adopted by the State Library of Kansas to promote statewide.

Anna Foote is the Early Literacy/Lifelong Learning Coordinator for the State Library of  Kansas and can be contacted with questions about the 6 by 6 program:
anna.foote (at) library.ks.gov or 800-432-3919.


Learn more about the 6 by 6 program by viewing the statewide kick-off

online session.


NEW: A special resource for libraries

to implement 6 by 6:

Early Literacy Activity Kits.

Find out more in the “Activity Kits” section of this site.


Made possible by the State Library of Kansas through a grant from the
U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.



2 Comments to “Kansas Libraries”

  1. Kim Peri says:

    I should have our 6 by 6 room up and running in a week or so, I would love to have some brochures to put in the room if you have many extras! Is there somewhere we can purchase the posters or do we have those printed ourselves?

    • Librarian says:

      Great, Kim! Shannon at the State Library has lots of brochures. Posters weren’t printed so those need to be printed by an individual library.

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