Summer Reading

The Library offers yearly summer reading programs for youth and adults to make the most of the season with great book suggestions and related activities.


 

Previous Summer Reading Programs

 

2018 Summer Reading Program

 

Adult Summer Reading

MAY 25–JULY 31, 2018

This year, the Library's Summer Reading Program will shake, rattle, and roll your bookshelves. The 2018 theme, Rock & Read, invites adults and youth alike to dive into a mosh pit of music-themed offerings.

Youth Summer Reading

MAY 25–JULY 31, 2018

Step into our wild rumpus at the Kansas City Public Library this summer and catch the beat of reading, activities, and events. Our 2018 Youth Summer Reading is a music-infused theme: Rock & Read.

2017 Summer Reading ProgramS

 

Youth Summer Reading

MAY 22–JULY 28, 2017

The Library invites kids and teens to Build a Better World by taking part in this year’s program! Complete activities to earn prizes, attend events, and have fun reading and learning!

Adult Summer Reading

MAY 22–JULY 28, 2017

Challenge yourself to read books outside of your usual comfort zone and discover stories about people striving to change the world with this year’s adult program, Push Your Shelf!