Kids Summer Reading Programs in Kansas City (KS & MO)

Summer is upon us and you know what that means – Summer Reading at your local library! Whether that means spending all day at the library or just promoting reading at home, there are Summer Reading programs in Kansas City for your family!

We rounded up all the reading programs happening this year so you don’t have to.

Reading Programs for Kids

Check out these libraries and register your family for a summer reading program today.

** Many library systems participate in the same summer reading program structure, but each have their respective program for their library system. Be sure you’re signing up for the right one…

MCPL Summer Reading Program

There’s a special summer reading program at MCPL – Show Me! Summer Reading Program will celebrate Missouri’s Bicentennial with reading fun.

The program runs June 1st to August 24th, 2021 and all kids have to do is read for 20 minutes a day for it to count! That’s easy enough for your younger kids to read on their own…

Bonner Springs Library

Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program with Bonner Springs City Library is open to all ages. Starting June 1st, visit the Bonner Springs City Library for a Bingo card to complete your summer reading activity. Once it’s completed bring it back to the library for prizes. This summer reading program ends July 31st.

Johnson County Public Library

Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program will be at Joco libraries. This summer reading program starts June 5th and will end July 31st with an ending showcase of contest winners, story time and more. This years program will be virtual only so register your family today.

Kansas City Kansas (KCK) Public Library

The Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program for kids and Teens and Adults is a summer reading program that’s perfect for the whole family.

The KCKPL summer reading program begins June 1st and ends July 31st. Register your children ages 0-12th grade or as an adult for awesome prizes.

All they have to do is read a total of 300 minutes during June and July and all you have to do is read 6 books to participate. They can also complete online activities to be entered in the grand prize drawing. Register today!

Olathe Public Library

Tails & Tales Summer Reading Program at the Olathe Public Library Summer Reading Program runs from May 17th through August 7th. 

Grab a book, keep track of your reading time and titles to earn prizes and FREE books. Register your family today and start reading.

Cass County Public Library

Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program will also happen at the Cass County Public Library. Their Summer Reading Program starts June 7th and ends July 31st.

Register your family today for a summer of reading and prizes!

Kansas City Public Library

Home Grown Stories Summer Reading Program for youth and adults.-https://www.kclibrary.org/readers-services/reading-programs/summer-reading

The 2021 summer reading program at the KCPL starts June 1st. Log daily reading and earn prizes throughout the summer. More details to come on book suggestions and activities.

North Kansas City Public Library

The Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program for Kids is open for ages 0-5th grade starting May 29th. For every reading log your child completes, they will earn cool rewards.

If you finish more than 5 and get entered into a raffle!

Make sure your family spends the summer participating in one of these summer reading programs. Read together or alone, either way summer reading is a great FREE activity the whole family can participate in. Find a branch near you and register today.

We hope your family enjoys reading through the summer!

From our family to yours, iFamilyKC