Siouxland Libraries Read for the Record

Sioux Falls area children and adults will join a nationwide attempt to break a world record by reading the same book on the same day.

The 2019 book is Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora. The day is Thursday, November 7, 2019. It’s part of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign, which encourages shared reading for early learners.

The annual campaign was launched more than a decade ago to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for every child so that all children enter kindergarten prepared to succeed. This will be the ninth year Siouxland Libraries has participated.

A roster of local celebrities, including Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken, fire and police officers, local business owners, and media personalities, will read at participating schools and day cares. The November 7, 2019, edition of KELOLAND Living will also include a reading at 2 p.m.

Readings will also take place that day at the following Siouxland Libraries branch programs:

Caille Branch, 4100 South Carnegie Circle
10:30–11 a.m.                        Sharing Together Parachute Play             

Hartford Branch Library, 119 North Main Avenue, Suite A, Hartford, SD
10:30–11 a.m.                        Sharing Together Parachute Play

Oak View Branch, 3700 East Third Street
3:15–4 p.m.                            Kids Create

Ronning Branch, 3100 East 49th Street
10:05–10:40 a.m.                   Preschool Storytime
10:45–11:20 a.m.                   Preschool Storytime
1:15–1:45 p.m.                       Sharing Together Parachute Play             

For more information, please call Siouxland Libraries Downtown Library (367-8700) or visit

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605‑367‑8745 (voice), 605-367-7039 (TTY), or at least 72 hours before the event. 

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