There are "Oceans of Possibilities" this summer at the Wichita Public Library! The Summer Reading Program runs May 31-July 28. Read books, win cool prizes and participate in exciting programs all summer long.
Explore early learning activities that create young readers with the Early Literacy Bingo program. These activities include fun ideas for talking, singing, reading to and playing with your little one. Complete five activities on the attached sheet to earn prizes.
The more you read, the more prizes you receive this summer. Download the reading log below and color in or place a sticker each time you complete a reading milestone. When you get to "prize time," stop by the Library to redeem!
Spend your summer reading and exploring at the Library. Download the reading log below and color in or place a sticker each time you complete a reading milestone. When you get to "prize time," stop by the Library to redeem!
Use the Library's reading challenge app, Beanstack, to track your progress from your smartphone or tablet.
Download the free Beanstack app to track your progress using your Android or Apple mobile device.
The Friends of the Wichita Public Library invites kids and teens of all ages to submit artwork for a bookmark competition this summer. Draw your creation on a 2" x 8" sheet of paper and turn it into your Library location by Friday, July 29 at 5 p.m. Winning bookmarks will be printed and handed out to Friends bookstore shoppers and members, and available at Library locations. Include your name, phone number and email address on the back of your paper.
The more you read, the more prizes you earn!
When you and your child complete 5 activities, your child will earn:
Kids Read and Teens Read participants who log at least 40 days of reading will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a chance to win:
Teachers, welcome to the Wichita Public Library's Summer Reading Program! We're excited to share information about this year's exciting program with you and your students. We want to make sure you have the tools and resources available to get students excited about this annual program.
Enjoy lively music and foot-tapping fun at our FREE children's concert series at Naftzger and Riverside Parks! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and plenty of sunscreen! Concert times: 10:30 a.m. at Naftzger Park (102 S. St. Francis) and 3 p.m. at Riverside Park (720 N. Nims Ave.).
If inclement weather is forecasted, call (316) 261-8500 or visit this page for details.
Thank you to our prize sponsors: