Summer Reading

May 23-August 1, 2024

Adventure begins at your library! The Summer Reading Program encourages kids and teens to read books and explore fun, educational and creative programs and activities with the Wichita Public Library all summer long!

Pre-Readers (Birth-Preschool)

Families can include their youngest kids in the reading fun! Pick up a timed reading record with tracking stickers from the library and see how often you can read together. Once you meet your goal, visit the library from June 27-August 1 to collect special prizes!

Kids Read (Kindergarten-5th Grade)

Set your own reading goals this summer and use our new adventure map to track your reading progress and complete fun challenges! Once you meet your goal, visit the library from June 27-August 1 to collect your prize pack and be entered into a grand prize drawing!

Teens Read (6th-12th Grade)

Set your own reading goals and track them with a customizable journal. Once you meet your goal, visit the library from June 27-August 1 to collect your prize pack and be entered into a grand prize drawing!

Important Summer Reading Dates

  • Monday, May 6: Pre-registration begins online
  • Thursday, May 23: First day of Summer Reading
  • Thursday, June 27: First day prizes are available
  • Thursday, August 1: Last day of Summer Reading Program

Guest Performers

Bring the family for exciting musicians and thrilling adventures with performers from across the country!

Little Miss Ann promotional photo
Little Miss Ann
Wednesday, June 12, 10:30 a.m.
Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd

Wednesday, June 12, 1 p.m.
Linwood Elementary School, 1654 S. Hydraulic
The Uncle Devin Show promotional photo
The Uncle Devin Show
Tuesday, June 18, 10:30 a.m.
Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd

Tuesday, June 18, 1 p.m.
Linwood Elementary School, 1654 S. Hydraulic
Didgeridoo Down Under promotional photo
Didgeridoo Down Under
Monday, June 24, 2:30 p.m.
Alford Branch, 3447 S. Meridian

Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 p.m.
Evergreen Community Center and Library, 2601 N. Arkansas
Curious Circus promotional photo
"Curious Circus," Presented by Inspyral Circus
Tuesday, July 9, 10:30 a.m.
Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd

Tuesday, July 9, 2 p.m.
Evergreen Community Center and Library, 2601 N. Arkansas
123 Andres promotional photo
123 Andres
Friday, July 26, 4 p.m.
Evergreen Community Center and Library, 2601 N. Arkansas

Saturday, July 27, 10:30 a.m.
Alford Branch, 3447 S. Meridian
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