Children’s Program (Birth to entering 6th Grade)

June 6—August 7


Mr. Patrick and Ms. Jennifer have so many wonderful activities planned for this year’s Summer Reading Program.

  • Sign up Begins May 23rd
  • Start Reading May 30th
  • First Prizes Awarded June 6th

Dolphins, narwhals, and sharks, oh my! There are so many cool things to discover in the ocean! Books are the same way. With books you can discover new subjects, fun hobbies, wonderful stories, and interesting characters.

Dunk TankRemember last year’s challenge to readover 7,000 days in two months as a community of kids? Remember your reward of locking Mr. Patrick in the library with Gimlet? And of course, Omlet’s introduction?

Well, let’s see if you still have it. Just like last year’s tiger mosaic, we will have a new picture to fill in. Finish it, and this year you’ll be able to take a WHACK at a target and DUNK Mr. Patrick all afternoon on a Saturday in August!

We will also have two Reader’s Theater events this summer and two treasure chests for weekly prizes, awarded to you just for reading. Watch our Events Calendar Page for specific Summer Reading activities or download/print the flyer below.


Children’s Program Flyer





Teen Program

May 31 — July 26

Oceans Of Possibilities - 2022 CSLP Reading Program LogoRead anything you like! Books, comics, magazines, fanfiction, etc. and keep track of those minutes.

For every 20 minutes you read,you’ll be awarded one library dollar. At the end of the program we’ll auction off some great prizes.

We will have plenty of game, crafts, prizes and 5 outdoor movie nights!

Watch our Events Calendar Page for specific Summer Reading activities or download/print the flyer below.


Teen Program Flyer





Adult Program

June 1 — July 31

2022 Summer Reading Turtle

You may not be able to relax at the beach or catch a wave in Basehor, but we hope to help you have a fin-tastic summer with our Adult Summer Reading Program!

Registration begins on May 23. We have lots of activities planned this Summer, including a bus trip, the return of Art Night Out, and  three Summer Reading Bingo games to win prizes. The Bingo card is included in the Flyer below.

Watch our Events Calendar Page for specific Summer Reading activities or download/print the Adult Reading Program Flyer.


Adult Program Flyer


One Book, Many Neighbors

Join us again this summer for the ever fascinating One Book, Many Neighbors Program. Following the summer reading theme of “Oceans of Possibilities,” we will be reading a series of sea stories. Then through June and July a different library in the area will be hosting a special activity or program. Sail the seven seas – seven stories, seven libraries, seven programs. Everyone is invited to everything.

Ready to launch? Pick up your packet of short stories and your passport at the Circulation Desk.  There you will find all the details you need to help you sail through the tri-county area, Atchison to Tonganoxie.

Attend as many programs as you wish and then join us for a Bon Voyage Party at Z & M Twisted Vines Winery on July 31.  If you attend at least 4 programs, you will be eligible for the drawing of a gift basket.  Join us for smooth sailing!

Stories of the Sea Flyer


So, How Do You Join?


We use Beanstack online software to keep track of reading.


You can sign up for an account:

  • On a mobile devices, using the Beanstack app found on your device’s store.
  • On a computer, go to our Beanstack Website: or simply click on the Reading Challenges link, located at the top of this page.
  • Register an Individual or Family. Beanstack allows families to be linked together, so all family members can be accessed with one login. Fill in your info!
  • Click on the “Register for a Program Button” for each individual reading program.


If you made an account last year for summer reading then you can use that same one.