Summer Reading Program
Mid-Continent Public Library’s Summer Reading Program offers children and teens the opportunity to stay engaged and build their reading skills over the summer months while earning fun rewards along the way. Studies have shown that students who read over their summer breaks often perform better academically than those who do not. Interested in signing up? Read the guidelines below for further program information. Ready, Set, READ!
The program begins May 16 and lasts until July 31, 2016!
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) book prizes can be earned over the summer. Every Listener that completes four (4) summer reading logs will receive a certificate for a free Summer Reading Program T-shirt courtesy of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts with locations in Independence and Kansas City, MO.
Read (Children 6-11)
Readers earn a prize book for every 360 minutes they read or listen to a book. Up to three (3) book prizes can be earned over the summer. Every Reader that completes four (4) summer reading logs will receive a certificate for a free Summer Reading Program T-shirt courtesy of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts. 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 Kindle Fire Kids Edition Pack or Kindle Fire 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.
New this year! Our 2016 Summer Reading Program Teammates The Kansas City Royals, The Kansas City Chiefs, Sporting Kansas City, Kansas Speedway, the Missouri Mavericks and other organizations are providing prizes or experiences. Winners will be notified by special messages posted to their online account. Learn what participants need to do for a chance to win these prizes!
You can start logging on May 16th.
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!