• All Library locations will be closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

Summer Reading

A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading 2019

Get ready to blast off into a universe of stories! The 2019 Summer Reading Program begins May 28. The Wichita Public Library is your one-stop shop for out-of-this-world learning and exploring all summer long!

Each summer, we offer three reading programs for youth from birth to 12th grade: Baby Bookworms, Kids Read, and Teens Read. Kids and teens win prizes as they track the number of days they read at least 20 minutes, while infants complete early literacy activities.

Baby Bookworms

Ages 2 and under

It's never too early to start reading to your child. From May 28-July 19, sign up at any Wichita Public Library location to get started on an early learning activity log with fun ideas for talking, singing, reading and playing with your little one. These activities emphasize skills that can help your child develop before they learn to read. Complete 15 activities to earn fun prizes!

Kids Read

Ages 3 - 5th grade

It's cool to read during the summer! And the best part is – you get to pick what you want to read! Kids Read is a great way to explore this summer, all from the comfort of your favorite reading spot. The more you read, the more prizes you get! All you have to do is read 20 minutes each day. After you’ve read for 10 days, stop by any Library location and get a prize! Keep reading to get more prizes.

Teens Read

Students entering grades 6-12

Help keep your brain active this summer! Grab a book, magazine, e-book, comic book – anything you can read, and start the Teens Read program at the Library. The more you read, the more prizes you get! All you have to do is read 20 minutes each day. After you’ve read for 10 days, stop by any Library location and get a prize! Keep reading to get more prizes.

Events for Everyone All Summer Long

Are you ready for a galaxy full of fun this summer? Check out these stellar events you can come to this summer at the Library!

Summer Reading Partners

Thanks also to the Leonard & Celia Levand Trust and the Wichita Public Library Foundation for financial support.

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