Author Walter Dean Myers to visit Head Start of Shawnee Mission

For immediate release - February 7, 2013. Contact: Renee Miller, 913-649-9714, Ext. 228,

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.— On Monday, February 11, 2013, Head Start of Shawnee Mission will partner with the Johnson County Library as the library hosts visiting author, Walter Dean Myers. The event is from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm and will be held at Head Start of Shawnee Mission (8155 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kan.)

The evening includes dinner, a presentation from Mr. Myers, and activities planned for young children related to his book, Looking Like Me. Registration is required and seating is limited.

To register call the Johnson County Library at 913-826-4600 or register on-line at Registration ends on 02/11/13 at 12:00 p.m.

Myers is the bestselling author of more than eighty books for children and young adults. In 2012, he was named the national ambassador for young people’s literature.

Head Start of Shawnee Mission (located at 8155 Santa Fe Drive near downtown Overland Park, Kan.) provides quality early childhood learning experiences and comprehensive child and family services to 226 poverty-level children, ages birth to five, and their families, empowering low-income families to maximize their success.

For more information about Head Start of Shawnee Mission, visit For information about Walter Dean Myers visit and for the Johnson County Library,


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