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May 28th - August 6th

Welcome to North Kansas City Public Library's Summer Reading Program!
This year is all new, interactive, and online. There’s a reading program for everyone. Signing up is free and easy, click “register" below to get started.

Parents: If you would like to create a Family Account, please register yourself first and then register your children under your account.

Rewards must be picked up by August 12th





It’s simple: Earn points and collect badges for doing all kinds of stuff over the summer.

Earn one point for every minute you add to your reading log. Once you hit 900 points, you have earned a certificate to show your school and all your rewards, but you can keep reading for entries into our prize drawings.

How it Works:

  • Register for an account.
  • Log in to your account to record your reading and/or listening time.
  • Throughout the summer you can earn rewards!!
  • Play educational games and watch educational videos too.

Put reading first, with 20 minutes a day spent reading or being read to this summer:

  1. Sign up the whole family for the reading program. (sign up to track your reading online).
  2. Visit your local library again and again this summer. 
  3. Set a goal of reading 20 minutes every day. For very young children and struggling readers, that can be spread out through the day. Use the online games and track your reading to unlock cool new game levels, activities and more!
  4. Make reading fun all summer long! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, children! Children too young to read by themselves are welcome to participate by having a parent or caretaker sign them up and read to them.

Can I count books that I read on my computer or e-reader?
Of course! It’s all the same to us.

Can I count time that I spend reading to my kids?
For sure! We love when you read to your kids!

Can I count audiobooks?
You bet!

Can I count the time that I spend reading a book even if I don’t finish it?
Absolutely! Ten minutes is ten minutes.

Can I join the program after its official start date?
YES! And if you can remember any reading that you’ve done after the official start date, you’re welcome to go back and count that.

Can I count reading that I’ve done before the official start date?
Actually, we do ask that you count only reading you’ve done within the official dates of the program.

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