Summer Reading Program
The program begins May 19 and lasts until July 31, 2014!
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) paperback or board books may be earned over the summer.
Read (Children 6-11)
Readers earn a free paperback book for every 360 minutes they read or listen to a book. Up to three (3) paperback books can be earned over the summer. Be sure to log your books online or visit a Library branch to pick up a reading log.
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 or Kindle Fire HD.
To receive prizes, visit any Mid-Continent Public Library branch (except Midwest Genealogy Center). Library staff can access the participant’s online reading log or will accept a completed paper log.
You can start logging on May 19th.
Please note: We are experiencing a very high volume of customers wanting to register and log into the program. This is creating significant slowness with the Summer Reader software and we are working with the third-party vendor that provides it to resolve this issue. We apologize for your inconvenience. Your local branch staff can assist you with registration and logging if you are unable to access it online.
Guidelines for the Group Summer Reading Program
Daycares, community centers, and summer schools are encouraged to enroll their children in the summer reading program. Listeners can earn prizes for the books you read them as a group and individual readers can earn their own prizes by reading at their level. Contact your local branch for registration!
Interested in contributing to the Summer Reading Program Fund? Find out more here.
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!