Summer Reading Program 2018: Libraries Rock!

The program begins June 1 and ends July 31, 2018! Register online by clicking here
or visit your preferred Kansas City, Kansas Public Library location. For a paper reading log, click here. You also can support KCKPL's Summer Reading Program by buying tickets to the July 24 Kansas City Royals game against the Detroit Tigers. Click here to learn more!

Rock out and read this summer with Kansas City, Kansas Public Library (KCKPL) and its Summer Reading Program. KCKPL invites readers of all ages to participate by logging the books they read to earn prizes! KCKPL will also host events, activities and more in support of summer reading throughout June and July. You can log your activities online or on a paper log.

We will start the summer with kick-off parties at each branch and the mobile libraries. Visit our library calendar for exciting programs and events throughout the summer months. Check our frequently asked questions about the Summer Reading Program for more help or check in with a KCKPL staff member.

Reading Logs





  • Who is it for? Summer reading is for patrons of all ages! The youth summer reading program is for children from birth through those entering their final year of high school.
  • How do I participate? Pick up a June summer reading log beginning May 14th and a July summer reading log beginning June 18th at all library branches. Complete the activities to earn points and receive prizes!
  • What are the activities and prizes? See the June and July summer reading logs for a complete list of activities and prizes. All prizes will be available to pickup from June 1-June 30 for the June summer reading log and July 1-July 31 for the July summer reading log. Prizes are available while supplies last.
  • How do I earn library dollars? You will earn one library dollar for every 10 points that you earn, as well as one for every library program you attend in June and July. Library dollars can be used to pay off library fines and buy books at a library booksale through December 31, 2018, or as a grand prize entry through July 31.

Kick-off Party Info

Join us for our Summer Reading Program Kick-off Celebrations occurring at all locations of the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library.
Mobile Libraries - Green Route - Quail Creek Apts, 2:15-4:00pm, Friday, May 18
Mobile Libraries - Purple Route - Belrose Manor, 2:30-4:30pm, Wednesday, May 23
Mobile Libraries - Blue Route - Grandview Park Apts, 2:00-4:00pm, Wednesday, May 30
The Mobile Libraries will host Summer Reading Parties at 3 locations this summer, come and join the party! We will have face painters, a balloon artist, music, snacks, and FUN! Get on the bus for a great time and help us celebrate the start of Summer Reading! Let's get this reading party started!

Turner Community Library - 2:30-3:30pm, Wednesday, May 30
Rock out at Turner's Summer Reading Kick-off Party! Stop by for snacks, games, and more as we usher in a summer of music.

Main Library - 6:00-8:00pm, Wednesday, May 30
Featuring Mr. Stinky Feet! Plus...Games, Music, Treats, Face Painting, and more!

Mr. & Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library - 5:30-6:30pm, Thursday, May 31
Come rock out with the wild sounds of nature's music through games, crafts, stories, activities, and adventure at Wyandotte County Lake Park!

South Branch Library - 5:30-7:30pm, Thursday, May 31
Join us at the South Branch to celebrate the beginning of the 2018 Summer Reading Program with an awesome party! There will be games, crafts, snacks, and fun for all ages!

West Wyandotte Library - 1:00-3:00pm, Sunday, June 3
Join us for an afternoon of celebrating summer reading!

Important Dates to Remember

Summer Reading for Kids and Teens
May 14 June Reading Logs available for pick up.
June 1 Start turning in June Reading Log and picking up prizes.
June 18 July Reading Logs available for pick up.
June 30 Last day to turn in June Reading Logs and pick up prizes.
July 1 Start turning in July Reading Logs and picking up prizes.
July 31 Final day to turn in July Reading Logs and pick up prizes.
Aug. 1 Grand Prize Winners announced!
Summer Reading for Adults
May 14 Reading Logs available for pick up.
June 1 Start turning in Reading Logs and picking up prizes.
July 31 Final day to turn in Reading Logs and pick up prizes.
Aug. 1 Grand Prize Winners announced!

Group Participation

Did you know that groups, like daycares and summer camps, can participate in the Summer Reading Program as a group? Fill out and turn in a group registration form and then track your progress with a group log. Contact your local library branch for more information.