The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is participating in Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week by having two readings of the book “Bear Feels Sick” by Karma Wilson.
Health department staff members are going to daycare centers, daycare homes and the Lawrence Public Library to read aloud to children.
“The fact that it’s a health subject matter is something we’re playing off of,” said communications coordinator Lisa Horn.
On Thursday, staff members will have a public reading at the Lawrence Public Library at 7 p.m. and then again on Friday at 10:30 a.m.
“We anticipate that 425 kids in Lawrence and Douglas County will be reached by the campaign,” Horn said.