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Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2021

Teachers, welcome to the Wichita Public Library's Summer Reading Program! We're excited to share information about this year's exciting program with you and your students. Even though we can't meet in person this semester, we want to make sure you have the tools and resources available to get students excited about this annual program at their Wichita Public Library.

Below, you'll find a slide deck with information about the program, along with a video you can play for your students. If you'd like to request a youth services librarian to Zoom in and talk about the Summer Reading Program with your students, fill out this quick form or call your closest branch location for assistance.

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Informational slide deck  
Summer Reading Program video  
Newsletter promo
Digital sign promo  
Student handout

Here's some brief information about the Summer Reading Program:

  • Early registration begins Monday, May 17 at 10 a.m.
  • The program begins Tuesday, June 1 and ends Thursday, July 29
  • Available for three age ranges:
    • Baby Bookworms (ages 0-2)
    • Kids Read (ages 3-11)
    • Teens Read (ages 12-18)
  • A mix of in-person and virtual programs will be offered, including:
    • Recorded story times, available all summer long
    • Concert series at Naftzger Park, including a return performance from Emmy-nominated Sugar Free All Stars
    • Creative outdoor events at branch libraries

Would you like a Wichita Public Library librarian to speak to your class about the program? Fill out this form and we'll set up a Zoom meeting.

Teen Library Ambassadors

Teens entering grades 8-12 this fall can apply to become virtual volunteers with the Teen Library Ambassador program. Work on digital projects and receive community service hours! Applications are now being accepted.

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