Welcome to the Reading Party

We're inviting you to the Reading Party, the 2024 Kansas City Public Library's Summer Reading Program. Read (or listen to) any five books, log them online, and earn a reward.

Join us in celebrating the power of reading to build bonds, create connections, inspire, enrich, and empower.

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.

Past Programs

Summer Reading Program 2022


June 1 - August 15

Summer Reading Program 2022


June 1 - August 15

2021 Home Grown Stories bluebird carrying book


June 1 - August 15

2020 Live the Fantastic child reading and cat with wings


June 1 - August 31

2019 Dare to Discover astronaut reading a book


June 1 - July 31

2018 Rock and Read yellow book with speaker


May 25 - July 31

'Push Your Shelf' on books