Daily reading over the summer has been shown to improve reading skills, increase desire to read, prevent summer learning loss, and promote school readiness. Mid-Continent Public Library’s Summer Library Program has kept kids reading and learning in the summer months for over 50 years. In 2021 alone, MCPL distributed more than 22,000 books to children who completed the program and summer readers logged over 11.2 million minutes of reading.

Your donation to the Summer Reading Program Endowment ensures that every child in our community has access to reading, educational activities, and free programs every summer. Thanks to a generous donation from the Thomson family, all gifts made to MCPL’s Summer Reading Program Endowment (up to $10,000) will be matched, doubling your contribution.



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