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Summer Library Program

Summer Library Program

Summer Library Program

Join MCPL every summer for the Summer Library Program! 

Why the Summer Library Program?

The goal of our Summer Library Program is to make sure kids continue building critical literacy skills that can take a backseat over summer break. Reading is a vital part of ensuring kids head back to class ready to learn in the fall. The Summer Library Program is a great opportunity to make sure kids are continuing to learn and grow, and also having fun and feeling good about their accomplishments.

enjoy a variety of summer library programs

What do we do until next summer?

  • Keep reading 20 minutes per day!
    • Daily reading is a great way to keep kids engaged and active throughout the year and promote school readiness. 
    • Don't just read traditional books; every time a reader engages with text, or practices early literacy skills, builds reading skills. This could be a young reader helping with a recipe or shopping list, a teen checking emails, a family reading a newspaper article together, or listening to an audiobook.
  • Join more Library programs
  • Visit the Library's Community Partners

Stay Busy Until Next Summer...

Back to School with MCPL

Back to School with MCPL

Learn how MCPL can help you with getting back to school!

Dial-A-Story

Dial-A-Story

Call 816.701.6904 to hear stories read by MCPL's youth services team.

Online Learning

Online Learning

Learn something new! MCPL's online learning resources let you take advantage of an incredible variety of courses, classes, videos, and more.

Events

Events

MCPL has programs and events for all ages!

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Find Fun Reads

Find Fun Reads

Find books for kids of all ages!

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Find Your Next Read

Find Your Next Read

No matter what your genre is, we can help you find your next read!

School-Age Kids

School-Age Kids

Browse resources for kids for reading, homework, and more.

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