Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City Public Library invites the public to attend the Library’s #toimmigrantswithlove open house letter-writing event Saturday, February 18 at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., patrons can write letters of support and encouragement to immigrant and refugee families in the greater Kansas City community. Cards and letters will be collected and delivered to local families through Jewish Vocational Service.
“Imagine leaving family, friends, belongings behind and going to a new country where you know no one,” said Julie Robinson, the Library’s Refugee and Immigrant Services Outreach Manager. “The feelings of loneliness, isolation, and disorientation can be overwhelming. These letters of support are a way to smile at someone new to Kansas City. A simple way to welcome them and make them feel wanted by their neighbors.”
The event, in the Helzberg Auditorium on the Central Library’s fifth floor, is family friendly. There will be a selfie station, themed coloring sheets, and two storytime sessions in our second floor children’s section (2nd floor) at 10 a.m. and noon.
The Library encourages the public to share messages on social media, using the hashtag #toimmigrantswithlove. Free parking is available in the Central Library garage.