Adult Summer Reading 2019

Register for Adult Summer Reading beginning May 6th!

Adult Summer Reading


Welcome to a world of reading this summer! We're celebrating all of the interesting, fabulous stories (both fiction and non-fiction) that take place across the world. This part of our Summer Reading 2019 is just for those 18 years and older. For those younger than 18, make sure to register in the right spot for that program.


  • --It's easy! First, register for the Adult Summer Reading program either through our online registration form or when you stop in at the library.

  • --Be sure to pick up your reading challenge list or download one. We'll also give you a few additional items when you register or stop in the library including a bookmark and a passport (for the One Book, Many Neighbors multi-library program detailed below).

  • --All you need to do is read 4 books (print, eBook, or audiobook) and turn in your reading log by July 31st to complete the program. Because we're celebrating the world of reading, ALL of your book selections need to either be set in a foreign location OR written by a foreign author.

  • --You can read more than 4 books, if you want to, but you only have to read 4 to complete the program.

  • --If you complete the program, you'll receive a tote bag! You'll also have a chance to win 6 books inspired by our theme. There will be 4 lucky winners!

  • --We'll also have a tasty world-themed program in July (that is also part of the One Book, Many Neighbors multi-library program detailed below). On Thurs., July 18th at 6:30 pm we'll do one of our Make, Take, & Bake programs featuring Brazilian Banana Cake. Registration is required for this program as space is limited; adults only. Participants need to read the short story Nellie by Vanessa Barbara. You can pick up a copy at the library or check out an e-version from hoopla.


One Book, Many Neighbors

  • One Book, Many Neighbors


  • This summer several of your area libraries (us, Basehor, Bonner Springs, Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, Lansing, and Atchison) are participating in a multi-library program to further help celebrate the diversity of stories in the world. Each library will sponsor a program throughout the summer featuring short stories set across the world from a variety of authors. Your library has selected the short story Nellie by Brazilian author Vanessa Barbara from the book One World Two: A Second Anthology of Short Stories.We will have copies of the book, printed copies of the story, and there is also a digital version.


  • --We will hand out a passport for the One Book, Many Neighbors program when you sign up for our Adult Summer Reading program. You do not have to participate in the One Book, Many Neighbors program to do our Adult Summer Reading program or do our Summer Reading program to do the multi-library program. It's just another fun opportunity this summer!

  • --Each library will feature one or more stories. Our selection can be found on hoopla in a digital version, or we will have printed copies available. Our story comes from One World Two, A Second Global Anthology Of Short Stories. We also have two copies of this book for checking out. The other stories for the other libraries will come from the book One World, A Global Anthology of Short Stories. This book can also be checked out on hoopla in a digital version.

  • --You'll receive a passport when you sign up for our Adult Summer Reading program. If you're not participating in Summer Reading, stop in the library to pick up a passport. The passport will detail what each library is reading and what program they are doing. If you visit any of the libraries, you'll receive a stamp for that program in your passport.

  • --Turn in your passport to us by July 31st. Four stamps will qualify you for the grand prize which will be drawn at the finale party on Aug. 4th. You don't have to be present at the party to win. Grand prize items include things like an autographed Chiefs football, T-Bones tickets, Union Station Planetarium tickets, Zip KC passes, and Bodywork massage certificates.

  • --There will be prize baskets created by each library at the party too. For each stamp you have (if fewer than four), you will get a ticket to put towards winning a prize basket. If you're not at the party, you will still have a chance to win a basket, but the tickets will automatically go towards your home library's prize basket.

  • --Come celebrate with an end of summer party on Sun., Aug. 4th from 2:00-5:00 pm at Cider Hill Family Orchard, 3341 N. 139th St., Kansas City, KS 66109. There will be music, food, and more! Family friendly!

  • --Your passport will detail each library's information, but at a quick glance:

  • Thurs., June 6th at 6:00 pm: Stories from India and the Inuit at Atchison Public Library.

  • Sun., June 9th from 2:00-3:00 pm: Stories from Puerto Rico and Mandinka/West Africa/USA at Leavenworth Public Library.

  • Tues., June 18th at 5:30 pm: Stories from USA and Australia at Lansing Community Library.

  • Tues., June 25th at 5:30 pm: Stories from South Africa and Botswana at Bonner Springs Library.

  • Tues., July 9th at 7:00 pm: Story from USA at Basehor Community Library.

  • Thurs., July 18th at 6:30 pm: Story from Brazil at Linwood Community Library.

  • Tues., July 23rd from 6:00-7:00 pm: Story from Bangladesh at Tonganoxie Public Library.


Library Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Thursday: 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Saturday: 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
  • Closed Sundays
  • Monday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Thursday: 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Saturday: 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
  • Closed Sundays

19649 Linwood Rd.
(913) 301-3686

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