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Summer Learning Program


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Kids (ages 0-12) and teens (ages 13-19) will have the opportunity to accumulate points to earn books and a chance to win great prizes from the Library's Community Partners by participating in Library programs, doing fun activities at home, and reading books of their choice.

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2019 Summer Learning Program Frequently Asked Questions

Why should my child participate?

Studies have shown that reading during the summer and engaging in creative exploration help decrease the “summer slide” that occurs when students are out of school. Just as important, it’s fun! 

How do kids earn points?

Participants can earn 250 points per level and up to a total of 1,000 points by doing any combination of the following:

  1. READING! (10 points per book or 1 point per minute read)
  2. Completing fun, age-appropriate activities at home. A complete list of learning activities is available through the SLP online tracking system as of May 20. Kids and teens can earn 10 points for every activity they complete (up to 250 for the summer).
  3. Attending programs at MCPL branches through July 31. The Library is presenting more than 100 programs this summer at various locations, and many of them are space-themed! All Library programs are points eligible. Kids and teens who attend any Library program will receive 10 points (up to 250 for the summer) each time they log a secret code they receive at these programs into their online accounts. Sign up today as space is limited for many of these programs!

Do kids still need to read, or can they just do activities and programs?

Reading is required in order to complete the program.

How do I register my child?

Click on the “Register/Log in” button to access the easy-to-use online tracking system. If this is your first year of participating, you can register your children any time before May 20. You will be able to register multiple children under one username and password.

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When can we start logging?

Everyone will be able to enroll and begin logging on May 20.

What are this year's prizes?

Kids (ages 0-12) and teens (ages 13-19) have the opportunity to earn books and a chance to win great prizes including Kindle Fires and tickets and VIP experiences from the Library’s Community Partners. See the complete list of Summer Learning Program prizes.

Adult Summer Learning Program

Adults (ages 20+) can also participate! After logging 1,000 minutes, you will earn a Summer Learning Program t-shirt or tote bag from Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and a chance to win tickets from Community Partners, tickets to Library Night at The K, a Kansas City Chiefs pre-season game, or concert tickets courtesy of Mix 93.3 and KC102.1.

Drawings from all adult participants who log 1,000 minutes or more, live in the greater Kansas City area, and have registered for the program with an email address and phone number will take place throughout the program.

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