On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Turn the Page KC and Mayor Sly James will host the Summer Reading Splash, our annual citywide summer reading celebration sponsored by Andrews McMeel Universal. More than 1,600 kindergarten through third grade students will attend the event, which includes activities and performances designed to get kids excited about reading during the summer. This year we are especially excited since every student who attends will have the opportunity to shop at a free book fair, and select the books they will take home with them to read over their break from school.

In order to accommodate even more students this year, we will have two different time slots. The morning session will be held from 10-11:30am and the afternoon session will be held from 1:30-3:00pm.

Reading over the summer is incredibly important for our kids. In fact, students who don’t keep reading when they are not in school can fall one or more months behind, while their classmates who continue reading move further ahead. We also know that 61% of kids growing up in poverty don’t have a single age-appropriate book in their home. Through the Summer Reading Splash, we can help ensure that kids continue reading over the summer, and that they have access to books in their home.

The event is free and open to the public. To register for a session, click here.

Click here to watch the wrap up video from last year’s event:

Reading Rocks 2018