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The Rabbit hOle is bringing together book lovers, literacy advocates, publishers, award- winning authors and illustrators, educators, artists, community partners, corporations, and leading philanthropists to create a new museum experience around literature, national in scope, that will transform Kansas City’s cultural and educational landscape. (14).gif
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Christian Robinson (for The Rabbit hOle, 2018)


The Rabbit hOle is working directly with authors, estates, and publishers to realize its vision. Virtually every major publisher in the industry has endorsed the project. Award-winning authors and illustrators from around the world will visit The Rabbit hOle as collaborators, presenters, and mentors. 


"All the immediate delights of electronic culture, but all the wealth and value of literature."

- Daniel Handler


“Reading is an open door to abundance. The Rabbit hOle is a key to unlock it.”  

- Christian Robinson


"Who would want to go to an immersive interactive center, dedicated to a great literary art form?"

- Mac Barnett


"Do you believe in the importance of books and stories for ALL readers? If yes, turn your belief into action by supporting The Rabbit hOle."

- Linda Sue Park


"You can throw your money down a hole and have nothing to show for it. Or you can donate to The Rabbit hOle and create a brilliant universe within a child. Your choice."

- Jack Gantos


Stories give us hope, they tell us the truth, make us feel seen. The Rabbit hOle brings stories to life. 

- Kate DiCamillo


"I feel like this is an author/illustrator's dream come true." 

- Matt de la Peña


"We all must celebrate the creation of art and love and beauty and we must support places where hope can be maintained and disseminated. The Rabbit hOle is just such a place."

- Brian Selznick


As America’s Creative Crossroads, Kansas City is becoming a leader in the creative placemaking movement. Creative placemaking leverages public and private partnerships to create strong, healthy, and diverse communities through the arts.


The Rabbit hOle has this concept at its very core, as we forge collaborations with important community partners including the Kansas City Public Library, Coterie Theatre, Mesner Puppet Theater, Kansas City Art Institute, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Turn the Page KC, Lead to Read, and Operation Breakthrough, among others. The Rabbit hOle is already having an impact on the local economy by partnering with the City of North Kansas City and the Missouri Development Finance Board to secure $2 million in state tax credits for the project.

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