Summer Reading Program

Designed to combat the “Summer Slide,” where children and teens experience a learning loss over their summer break from school, the Wichita Public Library’s Summer Reading Program keeps young minds active by encouraging reading and participation in special Library programs and activities.


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Summer Events

The Wichita Public Library’s Summer Events, at all seven locations, will keep young minds active and learning by providing special story-times, programs, and services that create young readers through five learning activities: playing, singing, writing, talking, and reading. Some events will be hosted at Naftzger Park and Riverside Park.


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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Studies show that reading regularly with your young child stimulates brain development and strengthens a parent’s relationship with their child. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is designed to allow parents and children the opportunity to bond over reading.


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Teen Programming

Designated teen spaces in several Wichita Public Library locations paired with specialized teen programs provide learning opportunities for teens in a relaxed, friendly environment.



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Teen Events

Check out Teen Summer Events @ events are happening at all seven WPL locations.


Research Programming

The Wichita Public Library’s extensive historical and genealogy department provides residents with materials needed for research on various subjects and specialized programming that discusses local, state, and national history and tips on researching family history.


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Services Offered

The Wichita Public Library offers several services from 3D Printing, AV Studio, Laptops & Internet Bundles, Collaboration & Meeting Rooms, Book Discussion, Technology Assistance, and so much more.

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Wichita Public Library Foundation
711 W. 2nd St. N., Wichita, KS 67203
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