Summer Reading

The Summer Reading Program is an initiative of the Kansas City Public Library aimed at encouraging leisure reading. The program advances a yearly theme as a means of inspiring children, teens, and adults to discover new or different ideas, experiences, or viewpoints through reading and other activities supported and suggested by the Library.

Current Program

Summer Reading Program 2022

Past Programs

2021 Home Grown Stories bluebird carrying book

2021

June 1 - August 15

2020 Live the Fantastic child reading and cat with wings

2020

June 1 - August 31

2019 Dare to Discover astronaut reading a book

2019

June 1 - July 31

2018 Rock and Read yellow book with speaker

2018

May 25 - July 31

'Push Your Shelf' on books

2017

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