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May 24, 2024
We’re bringing the PAKRAT Roll and Read Book Bus to a site near you this summer, and it’s completely free to borrow books! What: The PAKRAT Roll and Read book bus will be coming to a neighborhood near you! Come borrow your favorite books from the library on the bus! Our book bus is open to children of all ages, birth through grade 8, and completely free!…
August 3, 2023
On Wednesday, August 2, the Partners And Kids Reading A-lot Together (PAKRAT) program, funded through the Local Education & Activities Foundation (LEAF), finished another successful summer of bringing quality literature to the children of District 7 42 and the St. Cloud area! This summer, the PAKRAT bus checked out 5,918 books to 2,081 young learners…
September 27, 2021
We had hoped to return in 2021 to an in-person event at Café Renaissance with all of our friends and supporters, but out of an abundance of caution we have decided a virtual event is the best decision for this year. We will therefore celebrate our 11th Annual LEAF Learning Renaissance online much as we did last year. This year’s event will run from Monday…
August 13, 2021
The Kiwanis Club recently donated $1,500 to LEAF.  The Club donated $500 of their gift to support the PAKRAT summer bus program.  As part of the Kiwanis 100th Anniversary Celebration, $1,000 was donated to the Adopt a Classroom program to be split between four classrooms (100 students). One classroom will be at Lincoln, one at Madison and two at Talahi El…
PAKRAT bus ready to roll
June 16, 2021
PAKRAT/PAKCAT Bus Continues to Roll!! The 2021 PAKRAT/PAKCAT bus schedule begins on June 15th.
December 1, 2020
St. Cloud, MN-The District 742 Local Education & Activities Foundation announces that it has received a $41,000 grant from the Morgan Family Foundation for the purpose of supporting the District 742 “Partners And Kids Counting A lot Together” (PAKCAT) program.