The Valley Center Public Library offers fun and informative programming for people of all ages, infant through adult, as well as, family programs. During the summer months, the Library’s Summer Reading Program includes events for Children, Teens, and Adults, as well as, reading challenges and prizes for all levels. Throughout the year, story times, teen parties, technology clinics, adult gatherings and special programs are scheduled. To keep informed about upcoming programs, check out our blog, calendar of events, Facebook page, and eNewsletters, as well as, our Director’s column in the Ark Valley News. The Library staff is constantly at work, developing new programs and improving existing offerings. We welcome your input on programming YOU want to see offered at your library.



Summer Reading 2024 Info

Summer Reading Banner: Adventure Begins at your Library

There’s something for everyone at Valley Center Public Library in Summer 2024. We have performances and programs for families and persons of all ages, as well as reading challenges to combat “summer slide” and to inspire!

You can sign up on line, via completing and returning a printable form, or by dropping by the Library for a hard copy to fill out. Registrations are needed for everyone who participates . This helps the Library with planning events and supplies needed.

Reading logs are needed for everyone who will be doing the reading challenges for the summer. There are separate logs for children depending upon what age or what grade they are going into this coming fall. Teens in high school can either read the 25 books recommended for other youth, and/or they can participate in the adult Summer Reading Challenge. Children/Youth logs have a strict due date of 4 pm on July 24. Adult/Teen logs are due by close of business on Aug. 30. Prizes will be awarded for all completers who return their logs on time. Please be sure all pages of all logs contain participant’s first and last names.  Children’s prizes will be distributed after the Summer Reading pool party on July 31, from noon to 5 PM in the Library/Community Center Foyer.  Those unable to attend the pool party can pick up their prize bags in the Library during the two weeks after the party.

Schedule for children’s programming:  SR 24 Childrens Programming Schedule

Registration form:  SR 2024 Registration Form     or register on line at:

Reading log for infants through children going into 2nd grade this fall:  SR 24 Reading Log Younger Children

Reading log for children/youth going into 3rd through 12th grades this fall: SR 24 Reading Log Older Children (last page intentionally left blank)

Reading log for Adult/Teen Challenge: SR 2024 Adult-Teen Reading Challenge

Summer Movie list:  SR 2024 movies

Valley Center Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs are made possible in part by the Levand Trust and the LSTA grant from the State Library of Kansas in conjunction with South Central Kansas Library System.