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Reading

Do you enjoy a good book? Do you like to read or study other project areas in 4-H? Check into the phases of the 4-H reading project.

Things to Learn/Do in the Project

  • Learn how to use and enjoy the library
  • Study a specific topic
  • Read for pleasure
  • Share a book review with others

Reading for Enjoyment:Share the book you enjoy best with someone - parents, family, leader or 4-H member, do one or more of the suggested activities and as much of "Know Your Library" as possible. Optional activities include preparing an exhibit, either as an individual or as a club, preparing a poster, notebook or display, giving a talk or demonstration

Reading for Project Enrichment:Read project material, read for information about projects from other sources, read at least one book for pleasure that is related to a project, do one or more of the suggested activities and as much of "Know Your Library" as possible. Optional activities include preparing an exhibit, either as an individual or as a club, preparing a poster, notebook or display, giving a talk or demonstration.

Reading for Discussion:Identify a discussion group (face-to-face, email, or website), keep record of books read and discussions attended, keep journal of reactions and reflections, serve as junior leader for younger members. Optional activities include sharing books with groups outside of 4-H or doing community service activities.

Project Materials

Reasonably priced materials are available for every project in Kansas 4-H. You can order the materials for your project online or contact your local Extension Office.

Reading (RD100)

General Reading Resources

Awards and Recognition

County Level
Award: Medal presented at your 4-H Achievement Banquet
Donor: Mariellen Appleby

State Level
Award: Medallion
Donor: Mariellen Appleby

National Level
Award: $400 National 4-H Congress Scholarship
Donor: Mariellen Appleby

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