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Summer Learning Program


2018 Summer Learning Program

Libraries Rock!

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Are You a Reading Rock Star?

Summer Learning 2018 officially comes to an end on July 31, but kids and teens should keep checking their accounts throughout the month of August to see if they are one of the lucky winners of one of our many prizes including tickets, passes, or grand prize experiences from the Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun, the Kansas City Symphony, and the Kansas City Ballet, or the winner of a Kindle Fire Kids Edition (Explorers), Kindle Fire (Challengers), or an iPod Touch (Voyagers). 

How long do I have to pick up books or Teen Buck prizes I've earned?

Books that have been earned by kids and teens during the program must redeemed at a branch by Saturday, August 4.

Teens must pick up and utilize their teen bucks to redeem prizes like cell phone pop sockets, water bottles and other items (while supplies last) by August 4, as well. Teen bucks can be used to offset fines and printing services until December 31, 2018.

How will I know if I've won a prize from an SLP Partner or the Library?

In addition to sending a notification to winners' accounts in Beanstack, branches will notify winners using the email and/or phone number in participants' online account. Winners will have 10 days from the date of notification to claim prizes before a new winner is drawn.

What if I've earned an item from Big Frog Custom T-Shirts?

If kids or teens have earned a Library's Rock! t-shirt as one of their prizes, you will need to pick up a certificate at your branch by August 4 and visit one of two Kansas City area Big Frog Custom T-Shirt locations to have your shirt custom-made. Shirts will not available for pick-up at branches. Certificates must be redeemed by October 1, 2018.

Adults who completed the challenge and have earned a Libraries Rock! tote bag will need to pick up a certificate at their branch and visit one of two Kansas City area Big Frog Custom T-Shirt locations to pick it up. Bags will not available for pick-up at branches. Certificates must be redeemed by October 1, 2018.

Thank you for participating in this year’s Summer Learning Program! Get ready to "blast off" for another adventure in 2019! 


For additional details about Teen and Adult Summer Learning program prizes, click the link below. 


Go to Teen Summer Learning Program

Go to Adult Summer Learning Program

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!
    • Explorers (0-5 years): 10 points per book or 1 point per minute
    • Challengers (6-12 years): 1 point per minute or 10 points per book
    • Voyagers (13-19 years): 1 point per minute or 10 points per book
  2. Completing engaging, age-appropriate tracks of activities at home!
    • A complete list of learning track activities is available through the SLP online tracking system as of May 21. By completing five activities per track, participants will earn 25 points.
  3. Attending selected programs at MCPL branches through July 31.
    • Participants will receive 10 points (up to 250 for the summer) each time they log a secret code they received at these programs into their online accounts.

All points are credited when activity is logged into the participant’s online account.


How will I know which Library programs kids will receive points for attending?

Programs that are eligible for points will have information in their descriptions in the Library’s online events calendar and will be listed in the SLP online tracking system.

In addition to those listed on the Summer Learning Program webpage, most Kids Create and Kids Lab programs will also be points-eligible programs.

Summer Learning Programs

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 child?

Use the “Register/Log in” button to access the easy-to-use online tracking system introduced in 2017. If you are new to MCPL’s Summer Learning Program, you can register your children any time before May 21. You will be able to register multiple children under one username and password, providing convenience to families with more than one participant.

When can we start logging activities and books?

Everyone will be able to enroll and begin logging on May 21.

Are there still prizes?

Explorers (0-5 years) that complete Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 will earn a free book at each level!

Challengers (6-12 years) earn books by completing the first three levels, and then have their choice of either an additional free book or a certificate for a free “Libraries Rock!” t-shirt from Big Frog Custom T-Shirts by completing Level 4!

Voyagers (13-19 years) receive their choice of a free book or five Teen Bucks by completing Levels 1, 2, and 3, and then have their choice of an additional book or five additional Teen Bucks if they complete Level 4.

Based on point levels, all kids will be eligible to win branch prizes, including a Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire Kids Edition, or iPod Touch, and system-wide grand prizes including special experiences and four-packs of tickets from our SLP partners including the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Ballet, Worlds of Fun, and Kansas City Symphony.  

Summer Learning Program Prizes