Summer Reading Program 2020: Imagine Your Story!

Thank you for participating this year in the online Summer Reading Program from June 1st-July 31st, 2020. Though no more logging can be submitted, prize pick up is extended until August 31st. Visit one of our locations during curbside pickup hours Monday-Friday from 9AM-5PM to pickup your prize.


Imagine your own story with Kansas City, Kansas Public Library (KCKPL) and its Summer Reading Program. Readers of all ages are invited to participate by reading books, logging your minutes read, and completing online activities to earn a prize pack and earn entries into the grand prize drawing!

  • Log 10 hours total during June and July to complete the program, win your prize pack, and be entered into the grand prize drawing.
  • Complete 3 online activities in June to receive another entry into the grand prize drawing.
  • Complete 3 more online activities in July to receive another entry into the grand prize drawing.
Prize pick up will be available during curbside pickup hours at all branch locations, Monday-Friday from 9AM-5PM each weekday. Call your library location when you arrive and be sure to mention you are here to pick up your summer reading prize pack. Prize packs available while supplies last. The participant must be present to pick up prizes.

Online Reading Log


or download the Beanstack Tracker App to log

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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 via Beanstack. Read books, log your minutes read, and complete the activities to earn prizes!

  • What are the online activites?
    After registering via Beanstack, online activities for the month of June and July will be shown during those months. Complete 3 online activities each month to earn another entry into the grand prize drawing.

  • How do we pick up our prizes?
    All prizes will be available to pick up from June 1-August 31st. (Please note the program ends July 31st and no more logging can occur after that date, but prize pick up is extended for one month after.) Due to the Coronavirus, prize pick up will be available during curbside pickup hours at all branch locations, Monday-Friday from 9AM-5PM each weekday. Call your library location when you arrive and be sure to mention you are here to pick up your summer reading prize pack. Prize packs available while supplies last. The participant must be present to pick up prizes.

  • I can't access an online log, what are my options?
    If you need assistance with Beanstack or are unable to log online, librarians will be able to help you over the phone to log your minutes read. Once library locations are open, patrons unable to log online will have the option to call the library during business hours for assistance logging their books.

  • How do I register on Beanstack?
    For help registering on Beanstack, email SummerReading@kckpl.org or view the tutorial video below.

How to Register and Log on Beanstack:




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