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Books on Tap

Save the Date for Books on Tap 2024

Books on Tap - Reach Out and Read Kansas City's 10th Annual Fall Fundraiser. Drinks, Music, Food, Raffles and Silent Auction

September 20, 2024, 5 - 8 p.m.
Chicken and Pickle Overland Park

Join us for our annual Happy Hour and Auction event support children's literacy!

This year the event will feature family friendly activities and fun ways for kids to support our cause! 

Help us beat our $49,000 fundraising total from last year so we can bring more books to children in the Kansas City community. 

This event is so vital to our cause! Your support and generosity warms our hearts each year. Join us for what will be an unforgettable night! 

Event Planning Committee

This event would not be such a success without the help of our talented and dedicated team of volunteers! Want to join in on the action? Email Abbie Bliss at abliss3@kumc.edu to learn more about serving on the committee.


Pickleball winners Theresa and Deb.
Tabletop display at the Chicken N Pickle event venue.
Silent auction, raffle prizes, a photobooth, games, great food, drink and good company.
Doubles pickleball action during this year's new pickleball tournament.

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting childhood literacy!

  • The University of KS Health System - Pediatrics
  • Sallie Page-Goertz & Kenn Goertz
  • Pamela Miller & Michael Cummings
  • Baby & Child Associates
  • Humana
  • Chicken N Pickle
  • Teresa & Tom Walsh
  • Monica Tiffany
  • Tanya Rodecker Wendt & Sam Wendt
  • All About Books
  • Peggy & Jim Andra
  • Scheels
  • Ascend Learning
  • Tension Envelope
  • Cathy & Joe McCaddon
  • Theme Strategic Proposals
  • Kathy Palermo
  • Lucas Flooring
  • Azura Credit Union
  • Dorothy Overbey

Event Planning Committee

  • Liz Botts
  • Gaby Crowell
  • Derek Gale
  • Ben Gebhards
  • Claire Hansen
  • Anchitha Honnur
  • Gina Kellogg
  • Stacy Pratt
  • Marissa Steele
  • Cate Stein
  • Taylor Worthington

This event wouldn't have been such a success without the help of this talented and dedicated team!

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Reach Out and Read Kansas City

Reach Out and Read Kansas City

Mailing Address:
3901 Rainbow Boulevard

Mailstop 1051

Kansas City, KS 66160 

Physical Address:
KU Medical Center Support Services Building
2100 W. 36th Ave
Kansas City, KS 66103

Phone: 913-588-2793