Summer Reading FAQ

Summer Reading FAQ

by Cody Wassenberg

Thank you for another successful Summer Reading event. You can still pick up prizes through August 7th, 2018. If you still need to add your reading time from June 1st to July 31st, please speak with a librarian.

How to Register

Even if you registered for Summer Reading last year, you will need to re-register this year.  If you have any questions, call the library at 785-776-4741 ext.300.

  1. Register by age group at Kids, Teens or Adults 
  2. Click the purple Join Here link at the top of the page for your age group.
  3. Complete the registration form.
    • Username: Can be 5-20 characters. We recommend using your first and last name without spaces. Example: johnsmith
    • Password: Must be at least 5 characters. We recommend using your last name and the year. Example: smith2018
  4. Press Save.
    • You’ll see a confirmation screen with your username 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

  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. Record the book title and minutes read on the Home screen. This can also be found under the Books tab at the top of the screen.
  3. Click Submit Log

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


  • My username or password doesn’t work.
    Contact the library to look up your username or rest your password at 785-776-4741 ext.300 (Adult & Teen Services) or ext. 400 (Children’s Services).
  • I made a mistake logging minutes or books read.
    Library staff can correct your mistake. Just come in or call us.
  • I want to manage my child’s account.
    On the Log In screen, click “Enter Family Management Portal” and follow the instructions to link existing accounts.
  • If you have any other questions, please contact us.

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City of Manhattan: Parks and Rec

Cool Care Club

Dunkin Donuts

Flint Hills Discovery Center

Goblin Games


Manhattan Arts Center

Manhattan Broadcasting Company

Manhattan Kiwanis

Manhattan Library Association

Manhattan Library Foundation

Manhattan Town Center

Noodles & Co.

Olson’s Birkenstock

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza

Pediatric Associates

Sunset Zoo

Varsity Donuts

Vista Drive

Which Wich

Click here for the Printable PDF.