Summer Reading

Every Hero Has a Story
May 26 – August 1, 2015

Pump up your reading powers! Dash, flash, or rocket to any Kansas City Public Library location to join the 2015 Summer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story. Kids (ages 12 & under) can complete activities to earn rewards, while Teens (ages 13-18) earn library bucks for writing book reviews! Activity Logs, Book Review cards, and more are available at all Kansas City Public Library locations.
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