Summer Reading FAQ

Please note: All users will need to create a new Summer Reading account to participate in the 2016 program. .

How to Register

How to Register

Remember, even if you signed up last year, you will need to create a new account for the 2015 year.

  1. Register by age group at: Children, Teens or Adults 
  2. Click the Sign Me Up button on the page for your age group.
  3. Complete the registration form.
    • Username: Can be 4-20 characters. We recommend using your first and last name without spaces. Example: johnsmith
    • Password: Can be 4-12 characters. We recommend using the last four digits of your phone number. Example: 4741
  4. Press Save.
    • You’ll see a confirmation screen with your user name and password.
    • If you included your email address in your registration, you’ll receive an email confirmation too.
  5. Start logging your reading time beginning June 1st.
How to Record Reading Time

How to Record Reading Time

  1. Log in to your reading account from the Summer Reading Program link at the top of this page, from the library’s homepage, or the library catalog’s homepage.
  2. Click on Add/View Log
  3. Record the amount of time spent reading or the number of books read, depending on your program.
  4. Click Save

note: For information about the goals and prizes for your particular program, see the “Important Messages” section on your summer reading home page.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • My user name or password doesn’t work.
    Visit the library to re-set your password. Please bring proof of identification, just in case. Kids, please bring a parent unless you have your own library account.
  • I made a mistake logging minutes or books read.
    Log in to your reading account and click “add/view log.” Insert (-) minus sign and the number of minutes or books you wish to deduct.ex: If you entered “200” instead of “20,” enter “-180” to correct the total.Call the library at 776-4741 if you need further assistance.
  • Why hasn’t my book review/comment posted yet?
    Book reviews and comments are monitored and approved by staff before they are posted.
  • What if I want to post a review but not record any reading time?
    Place a zero (0) in the time log area and then you can proceed with posting your review.
  • If you have any other questions, please contact us.
2016 Sponsors

2016 Summer Reading Sponsors

A special thanks to all of the generous summer reading sponsors. The program would not be possible without their support.

  • Applebee’s
  • Carmike Cinemas
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Chili’s
  • Coaching for Literacy
  • The Dusty Bookshelf
  • Exploration Place (Wichita)
  • Flint Hills Discovery Center
  • Greater Manhattan Community Foundation
  • Hazel Hill Chocolates
  • Manhattan Kiwanis Club
  • Manhattan Library Association
  • Noodles & Company
  • Panera Bread
  • Papa John’s Pizza
  • Papa Murphy’s
  • Pediatric Associates
  • Pizza Hut
  • Ray’s Apple Market
  • Sunset Zoo
  • Taco Bell
  • Target
  • Varsity Donuts
  • Vista Drive-In
  • Westloop Floral
  • Wheat State Pizza
  • Which Wich

If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact Danielle at (785) 776-4741 ext.105.