Summer Reading

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Summer Reading 2022: Oceans of Possibilities

There are "Oceans of Possibilities" this summer at the Wichita Public Library! The Summer Reading Program runs May 31-July 28. Read books, win cool prizes and participate in exciting programs all summer long.

Early Literacy Bingo (ages 0-2)

Explore early learning activities that create young readers with the Early Literacy Bingo program. These activities include fun ideas for talking, singing, reading to and playing with your little one. Complete five activities on the attached sheet to earn prizes.

Activity sheet available beginning May 31

Kids Read (ages 3-11)

The more you read, the more prizes you receive this summer. Download the reading log below and color in or place a sticker each time you complete a reading milestone. When you get to "prize time," stop by the Library to redeem!

Reading log available beginning May 31

Teens Read (ages 12-18)

Spend your summer reading and exploring at the Library. Download the reading log below and color in or place a sticker each time you complete a reading milestone. When you get to "prize time," stop by the Library to redeem!

Reading log available beginning May 31

Beanstack

Use the Library's reading challenge app, Beanstack, to track your progress from your smartphone or tablet.

Beanstack mobile app

Download the free Beanstack app to track your progress using your Android or Apple mobile device.

Friends of the Library Bookmark Competition

The Friends of the Wichita Public Library invites kids and teens of all ages to submit artwork for a bookmark competition this summer. Draw your creation on a 2" x 8" sheet of paper and turn it into your Library location by Friday, July 29 at 5 p.m. Winning bookmarks will be printed and handed out to Friends bookstore shoppers and members, and available at Library locations. Include your name, phone number and email address on the back of your paper.

Summer Reading Prizes

The more you read, the more prizes you earn!

Early Literacy Bingo Prizes

When you and your child complete 5 activities, your child will earn:

  • an ice cream coupon
  • a board book
  • a toy

Kids Read Prizes

  • 10 days: Brag tag
  • 20 days: Coupon bundle
  • 30 days: Book, certificate, Exploration Place pass
  • 40 days: Grand prize drawing entry

Teens Read Prizes

  • 10 days: Keychain
  • 20 days: Coupon bundle
  • 30 days: Book and certificate
  • 40 days: Grand prize drawing entry

Grand Prizes

Kids Read and Teens Read participants who log at least 40 days of reading will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a chance to win:

  • Kids Read: one of ten $50 Amazon gift cards
  • Teens Read: one of five $100 Amazon gift cards

Prize Sponsors

Thank you to our prize sponsors:

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