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Data Feed: LeVar Burton Stops By The Kansas City Public Library - Video

As we reported earlier this month, Star Trek: TNG's LeVar Burton was in Kansas City area over the weekend to visit the Johnson County Community College and be a VIP guest at the Störling Dance Theater's presentation of “Underground”. While in KC, LeVar made a stop by the Kansas City Public library to read to children from the Derrick Thomas Academy. He was joined by local author Shane Evans and some representatives from the Storling Dance Theater. By the looks on everyone's faces, both the kids and LeVar had a great time.

LeVar has been heavily involved in children literacy programs for nearly 30 years with his involvement as host and producer of the PBS show "Reading Rainbow". So, it's no surprise to see him taking the time to stop by and share his love of reading with the local Kansas City children. Heck, we remember seeing LeVar on "Reading Rainbow" way before his role in TNG. In fact, watching "Encounter at Farpoint" first run, I remember thinking "Hey, it's the guy from Reading Rainbow. What's he doing with a banana clip on his face?" Granted, I was 12. Anyway, kudos to LeVar for staying involved in such a worthy cause.

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