Thank you to The Popcorner for partnering with us on this summer reading Program Resource.
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 summer reading programs to keep your child reading until the school bells start ringing again in August.
Summer Reading Programs in Wichita
The Popcorner will have book club forms available at both east and west locations that can be picked up by families starting May 15th. Students grades K-12 are encouraged to personally read 10 books and then bring in the completed book club form to redeem their free Hot & Fresh To-Go bag from their warmers. Flavor options include Old Time Caramel, Savory Cheddar, Kettle Corn, and Gourmet Buttered.
When summer reading = free popcorn, 2023 is looking like the best summer yet!
- East Popcorner: 11330 E Central Ave
- West Popcorner: 2121 N Tyler Rd
Wichita Public Library
Wichita Public Library has a summer reading program for your child, from birth to grade 12, running from May 25 – Aug 1. We have participated in this program for the past 7 summers, and it has gotten better each year. You can sign up online, and download the app to track your child’s progress and earn prizes. And, just for fun, this year they’ve added a summer reading program for the grown ups too!
Andy’s Frozen Custard
Swing by any of Andy’s 3 Wichita locations (East 21st, West 21st, and College Hill), and pick up a Book Club coupon! Students in grades Pre-K-12 are invited to read a book, fill out the card, and return it for a free kids cone!
Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Programs
Kids can earn a free book by reading and keeping track of it in their printable journals.
Half Price Books
Half Price Books offers a summer reading program called Summer Reading Camp, as well as printables and reading lists.
Pizza Hut Book It!
Book It is coming back! Join Camp Book It for their summer reading program, and then enroll in the traditional program in the fall – earn free pizza for reading!
Wichita Metro Area Libraries
Many local libraries also have their own summer reading programs: our favorites are the Andover Public Library, Derby Public Library, Goddard Public Library, Valley Center Public Library, and the El Dorado Public Library.
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!