Summer Learning Program
Are You Ready to Help Build a Better World?
It’s no secret that the Summer Reading Program is one of the highlights of the MCPL year. So, how could it possibly get any bigger or better? Here are a few things you should know!
What’s new in 2017?
Mid-Continent Public Library’s signature program has been redesigned as a Summer Learning Program. This program promotes reading and encourages creative exploration, active skill-building, and critical thinking all necessary to “Build a Better World,” which is our 2017 program theme.
In keeping with this year’s theme, MCPL has put a fun, summertime twist on STEAM. This year’s SLP activities and programs fall into these categories:
From May 22 through July 31, all participants will have three ways to earn points toward prizes through a new, easy-to-use online tracking system.
Who can participate?
When kids are registered, they will be automatically placed in one of three categories: Explorers (birth - 5 years), Challengers (6 - 12 years), or Voyagers (13 - 19 years). Find out more about our Teen Summer Learning Program
How do kids earn points?
Participants can earn 250 points per level and up to 1,000 points total by doing any combination of the following:
- Reading! Explorers earn 10 points per book. Challengers and Voyagers earn 1 point per minute read.
- Completing engaging, age-appropriate STEAM-related tracks of activities at home. By completing five activities in a learning track, participants will earn 25 points. A complete list of learning track activities is available through the SLP online tracking system as of May 22.
- Attending selected programs at MCPL branches throughout the summer. Participants will receive 25 points (up to 250 for the summer) when they log these programs into their online account.
All points are credited when activity is logged into the participant’s online account.
How will I know which Library programs kids get points for?
A link to a list of programs that are eligible for points will be available soon!
Do participants still need to read or can they just do activities and programs?
Participants still need to read in order to complete the program.
How do I register my children?
Create an account any time before May 22, and enroll in the Summer Learning Program between May 22 and July 31. You will be able to register multiple children under one username and password, which we hope is helpful to you.
When can I start logging activities and books?
Everyone will be able to enroll and begin logging on May 22.
Are there still prizes?
As in past years, Explorers and Challengers earn a free book when completing Levels 1, 2, and 3. Complete Level 4, and receive a free SLP t-shirt from Big Frog Custom T-Shirts! Based on point levels, and including a valid email address when they register, participants will be eligible to win branch prizes and system grand prizes from our SLP partners (coming soon!) For more information about what Voyagers can earn, check out the Teen Summer Learning Program
How do I get started?
Begin by creating your account now!