Summer Reading Program 2022: Oceans of Possibilities

Pre-Register now for the program online via Beanstack or pick up a paper log at your local library branch.
June 1st-July 31st: Read and log your books!

Find Oceans of Possibilities at the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library (KCKPL) with our Summer Reading Program! Readers of all ages are invited to participate by reading books, logging your books or minutes read, and completing online activities to earn a prize pack and entries into grand prize drawings!

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Youth Summer Reading Program (Age 17 and under)

  • For every 100 minutes you read up to 600 minutes, you'll earn a free book. Log 300 minutes total during June and July to officially complete the program and win your prize pack. Continue logging (up to 600 minutes) to earn more free books and additional ticket entries into the grand prize drawings.
  • Complete 3 online activities in June to receive another ticket entry into the grand prize drawings.
  • Complete 3 more online activities in July to receive another ticket entry into the grand prize drawings.

Adult Summer Reading Program (Age 18 and up)

  • Log 6 books total during June and July to complete the program, win your prize (a mini lantern, mini hot/cold pack, & $5 in library bucks), and be entered into the prize bundle drawing. Read 2 more books (for a total of 8 books read during June and July) and get another entry into our prize bundle drawing.
  • Complete 3 online activities in June to receive another entry into the prize bundle drawing.
  • Complete 3 more online activities in July to receive another entry into the prize bundle drawing.
Prize pick up will be available during library open hours. See our branch locations & hours for more info. Prizes available while supplies last. The participant must be present to pick up prizes.

Summer Reading Kick-Off - June 2nd

Patrons are invited to join Kansas City, Kansas Public Library at Boulevard Drive-In to celebrate the start of our Summer Reading Program on the evening of Thursday, June 2nd with a FREE movie, Shrek (2001)! Local author Daniel Miyares will also be there to hand out signed copies of his children's book. Each car will receive one FREE book while supplies last.
Kickoff  Get Directions to Boulevard Drive-In

Kickoff Flyer

     Schedule
  • 7:00pm -- Gates Open
  • 8:00pm -- Pre-show entertainment will include bubbles, games, summer reading sign-up, and a free book giveaway from local author Daniel Miyares
  • 9:15pm -- Shrek (2001) Movie Starts

Online Reading Log


or download the Beanstack Tracker App to log

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Beanstack

Paper Reading Log

If you prefer to track your reading via our paper log, print off a log below!

Individual Logs





Group Logs

For those reading in groups, use these links to sign up and track your group's reading.

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 or books 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 or entering of tickets can occur after that date, but prize pick up is extended for one month after.) 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?
    You can print off a paper log to track your logging. Or if you need assistance with Beanstack, librarians will be able to help you in person or over the phone to log your minutes read.

  • How do I register on Beanstack?
    For help registering on Beanstack, email SummerReading@kckpl.org
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