Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2021: Tails and Tales

June 1st - August 1st

Talking Books patrons of all ages are invited to take a walk on the wild side with "Tails and Tales".

By registering for summer reading, you’ll be entered to win one of our weekly prizes. You must reach the reading goal specific to your age group to be eligible for our Grand Prize drawing. One grand prize will be awarded for each age group.

The reading goal for adults is 5 books read for the duration of the program. Youth patrons, ages 0-17, have a reading goal of 60 minutes per week.

Prizes are generously donated by the Kansas Advisory Council for Talking Books Services and we thank the council for their support.

To register for the summer reading program, please call us at 1-800-362-0699, email, or fill out our online sign up form.

Weekly Themes

Welcome to Tails and Tales. Check back weekly to find reading lists and activities related to our weekly themes. Happy reading!

  • Week 1: Pet Detectives
  • Week 2: Creature Comforts
  • Week 3: Save the Bees and Other Beasts
  • Week 4: You're My Best Friend
  • Week 5: Fantastical Tails
  • Week 6: Animal Lives
  • Week 7: Tales from the Animal Kingdom
  • Week 8: Space Tails
  • Week 9: Super Animals to the Rescue!


We're so thankful to Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library from Missouri for opening their virtual events to print-disabled youth across the country. They have ZOOM events related to the summer reading theme "Tails and Tales". These events are only open to Talking Book youth patrons 18 and under, their families/caregivers, and teachers. 

Check out the events at Wolfner Library's Youth Summer Reading Club webpage. Scroll down to Events and Activities to find the events and the registration links.