Reading is an important skill for all ages, and keeping up with it over the summer can be hard. Thankfully, many businesses around Wichita are happy to provide incentives and programs to keep your child reading until the school bells start ringing again in August.
Wichita Public Library
Wichita Public Library has a summer reading program for your child, from birth to grade 12. We have participated in this program for the past 6 summers, and it has gotten better each year. You can sign up online, or at your library branch. For more info, click here.
Watermark Books & Cafe
Watermark Books and Cafe has a Summer of Mystery Book Club aimed at middle schoolers. For more information about the books they are reading, and for dates and times they are meeting, check their website.
Chuck E. Cheese
Wichita Metro Area Libraries
Blue Baboon Books
This is the first year for Blue Baboon to launch their summer reading program. You can find more information about it here.
Barnes and Noble Summer Reading
Kids can earn a free book by reading and keeping track of it in their printable journals.
Storytimes in Wichita
For something to do with the little ones, you can always catch one of the many story times around Wichita – we have a comprehensive list for your reading (and listening!) pleasure.
Even if you don’t sign up for anything formal, there are many ways to get your kids reading all summer long. You can make your own book bingo cards, and the first to get bingo wins a prize. Make a rule that there is no screen time until 20 minutes of reading have been completed. Let your kids catch YOU reading!