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6 by 6

6by6SM2Ready to Read
Kansas Statewide Early Literacy Library Program

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  based on the PLA program- Every Child Ready to Read and has now been adopted by the State Library of Kansas for promotion statewide.

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

The kits contain activities relating to the mission of helping children attain 6 reading skills by the age of 6.  The kits will be checked out for a period of three months, and may be used in any way the library wishes.  You may use all of the activities provided or pick and choose as you see fit.

If you want to check out a kit, please send an email to Sara McFarland (smcfarland @  with the name of the kit in the subject line.

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Alphabet Under Construction Kit

Large Kits Available Soon:

  • Blue Sea
  • Mushrooms in the Rain
  • Snowballs

To find out more about 6 by 6 check out the 6 by 6 website.

On the site you can find:
Skill Cards
Recipe Cards
Lists and Activities
Promotion and Outreach
and Interactive Spaces

Information for this page was taken from the Northwest Kansas Library System’s 6 by 6 page.    A special thank you to Mary Boller for letting us use their information.