Summer Reading FAQ

Summer Reading 2016

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Please note: Summer reading has ended, but you can still check your account and see how well you’ve done!

How to Register

How to Register

Remember, even if you signed up last year, you will need to create a new account for 2016.

  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 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.

  • Applebees
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Bourbon and Baker
  • Capitol Federal
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Cool Care Club
  • Cultural Enrichment Academy
  • The Dusty Bookshelf
  • Flint Hills Discovery Center
  • Goblin Games
  • Greater Manhattan Community Foundation
  • Harry’s Deli
  • Hy-Vee
  • Manhattan Arts Center
  • Manhattan Kiwanis Club
  • Manhattan Library Association (Friends of the Library)
  • Manhattan Parks and Rec
  • McDonalds
  • Noodles & Company
  • Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza
  • Pediatric Associates of Manhattan
  • Sunset Zoo
  • Taco Bell
  • Target
  • Varsity Donuts
  • Vista Drive-In
  • Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
  • Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park

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