Summer Reading Program
Check back for information on the 2016 Summer Reading Program!
The program begins May 18 and lasts until July 31, 2015!
Guidelines for Children Birth through 5th grade
Listen (Children 0-6)
Share 24 books with your Listener to earn a free book. Up to three (3) prize books may be earned over the summer.
Read (Children 6-11)
Readers earn a prize book for every 360 minutes they read or listen to a book. Up to three (3) prize books can be earned over the summer. Be sure to log your minutes online.
Children are encouraged to read independently at their own reading level.
Children can continue to log their reading or listening after attaining all three levels.
Every Listener and Reader that completes three summer reading logs will be entered into their branch's drawing for a LeapPad Ultra Prize Pack or Kindle Fire HD 7.
To receive prizes, visit any Mid-Continent Public Library branch (except Midwest Genealogy Center). Library staff can access the participant’s online reading log.
You can start logging on May 18th.
Guidelines for the Group Summer Reading Program
Contact your local branch for more details!
Interested in contributing to the Summer Reading Program Fund? Find out how.
Contact your Library Branch if you have any questions.
The Kansas City Education Resource Consortium and Mid-Continent Public Library are currently performing a study that has shown a positive connection between summer reading participation and fall reading test scores. Find out more!
Find out about the Teen Summer Reading Program!