Support HPB’s Local Literacy Partners During National Literacy Month- Central Region

September is National Literacy Month! Half Price Books has been thrilled to partner with literacy nonprofits throughout the United States for years, and we particularly wanted to highlight these great partners throughout this special month. Be sure to check our social each week this month for a new post about literacy partners from our different regions. We’ll describe their missions and what you can do to help support them. As always, most of our stores will have coin boxes available at the registers for donations, which go directly to our local partners. If you’d prefer to donate straight to the agencies listed below, please just click on the DONATE NOW buttons below and you’ll be directed to their donation pages!

This week, we’re focusing on literacy partners from HPB’s Central Region.

Kirkwood High School Completion Program


Kirkwood Community College identifies community needs; provides accessible, quality education and training; and promotes opportunities for lifelong learning.

Literacy KC


Our mission is to advance literacy within the Kansas City metropolitan area through direct services, advocacy, and collaboration.

Wichita Public Library Foundation


The mission of the Wichita Public Library Foundation is to fund Library operational needs directly benefiting the public and not covered in the tax-supported budget. The mission directs the activities of the foundation through private fundraising, foundation, individual and corporate grants and annual endowment distributions to the library.

Literacy Minnesota 


To share the power of learning through education, community building and advocacy.

Reach Out and Read


We help integrate reading into pediatric practices, advise families about the importance of reading with their children, and share books that serve as a catalyst for healthy childhood development.



DIBS for Kids is on a mission to help schools provide every child with access to powerful in-home reading experiences, every school night.

We hope you learned more about the local literacy efforts of the HPB partners in your region and, in doing so, are moved to help in any way you can. As always, our coinbox donations for the month of September will go directly to these organizations so be on the lookout for them at the registers of your local Half Price Books store. Click here for a complete list of HPB literacy partners across all regions.