Summer Reading Program 2019: A Universe of Stories!

Thank you for participating! The program ran from June 1 to July 31, 2019.

Register online by clicking here
or visit your preferred library branch location. To print off your own paper reading log, click here.

Discover a universe of stories 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 so much 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

Kids/Teens Reading Log

Adult Reading Log

Online Reading Log

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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. The adult summer reading program is for those after Grade 12 and beyond.
  • How do I participate?
    Register online or pick up a paper reading log at any KCKPL branch beginning May 12. English and Spanish logs can also be printed off here. Read books and complete the activities to earn points and receive prizes!
  • What are the activities and prizes?
    See the youth summer reading logs or the adult summer reading logs for a complete list of activities and prizes. All prizes will be available to pickup from June 1-July 31. Prizes are available while supplies last. The participant must be present to pick up the prize.
  • How do I earn Library Bucks?
    For the youth summer reading program, you will earn 5 Library Bucks for every 5 books you read up to a maximum of 20 books and the option of 3 Library bucks for every weekly challenge you complete. Library Bucks can be used for paying off fines, buying books from the book sale, or entering grand prize drawings. For the adult summer reading program, you can earn a fine forgiveness coupon for reading 5 books.

Kick-off Party Celebrations

Join us for our Summer Reading Program Kick-off Celebrations occurring at all our locations!

Mobile Libraries - Blue Route - Kiddie Kollege, 9:00am, Wednesday, May 8
Face painter, balloon artist, snacks, & fun!

Mobile Libraries - Purple Route - St. Margaret's Apartments, 3:00pm, Tuesday, May 21
Face painter, cotton candy, & lots of fun!

Mobile Libraries - Green Route - Forest Glen Apartments, 3:00pm, Wednesday, May 22
Face painter, cotton candy, & lots of fun!

Turner Community Library - 2:30pm, Wednesday, May 29
We're having a party that's out of this world...and you're invited! Stop by for crafts, games, and cake as we kick off our space-themed summer.

Main Library - 6:00pm, Wednesday, May 29
Join us for some summer fun as we kick off our Summer Reading Program! Mad Science will be on hand to perform their Walking on the Moon show as a tribute to the 50th Anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 mission. In addition, we will have a bounce house, games, face painting, treats, and more!

Mr. & Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library - 5:30pm, Thursday, May 30
Come join us for a Cosmos Carnival! Toss rings around Saturn, blast through the asteroid blet, and try your hand at other games that test your skill and teach you a thing or two about our universe!

South Branch Library - 5:30pm, Thursday, May 30
Everyone is invited to join us to celebrate the beginning of the Summer Reading Program with out of this world fun for all ages! We'll have food, games, and more, including a space shuttle themed inflatable obstacle course.

West Wyandotte Library - 1:00pm, Saturday, June 1
Join us for our annual Summer Reading Kick-Off! We'll enjoy giveaways, face-painting, snow cones, and an inflatable on the lawn to start our 2019 Summer Reading Program off right!

Important Dates to Remember

Summer Reading for Kids and Teens
May 12 Reading Logs available for pick up.
June 1 Start turning in Reading Logs and picking up prizes. Sign up for and start online logging on this day.
July 31 Final day to turn in Reading Logs and pick up prizes.
Aug. 1 Grand Prize Winners announced!
Summer Reading for Adults
June 1 Start turning in Reading Logs and picking up prizes. Sign up for and start online logging on this day.
July 31 Final day to turn in Reading Logs and pick up prizes.
Aug. 1 Grand Prize Winners announced!

Summer Reading 2019 Donors - Thank you for your generosity!

  • AMC
  • Applebee's
  • Arabia Steamboat Museum
  • Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
  • Boulevard Drive in Theatre
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Chipotle
  • Coterie
  • Five Guys
  • Ihop
  • Jason's Deli
  • Johnson County Museum
  • Kansas City Cupcake Company
  • Kansas City Zoo
  • KC Bowl
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Moon Marble Company
  • MTH Theater
  • National WWI Museum and Memorial
  • Novastar
  • Overland Park Arboretum
  • Paint Glaze and Fire
  • Panera Bread
  • Powell Gardens
  • Prairiefire Museum
  • Quality Hill Playhouse
  • QuikTrip
  • Raising Cane's
  • Renfest
  • Sausomecon
  • Skate City Legends
  • Sonic
  • Strawberry Hill Museum
  • Theatre for Young America
  • TRC
  • Tsuroka Karate
  • Unicorn Theatre
  • Uptown Theater
  • Wendy's
  • Wonderscope
  • Worlds of Fun