Offered throughout the year. Learn more about them below.
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.
The Adult Winter Reading Program was an annual initiative of the Kansas City Public Library aimed at encouraging leisure reading among adults. Every year, the program advanced a different theme as a means of recommending literary classics and overlooked gems to the reading public.
An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.