Join us for this year’s Summer Reading Program!
Come into the library to get signed up starting May 19!

May 19 – August 3

When you register you will receive a book bag filled with everything you need to get started on a summer full of reading and fun! Each bag will include coloring and activity sheets, a one-day swim pass to the Cheney Pool, a Chipotle coupon, a free pass to Exploration Place and a snack to kick things off. Swing by the Library between July 30 – August 3 to pick a prize out of our Treasure Chest for participating in the Summer Reading Program!

SRP Events 

  • Saturday, May 19 | Summer Kick-Off Celebration! | 6:00-10:00 p.m.
    • Join us at the Cheney Public Library as we kick-off summer in a big way with indoor/outdoor fun for the whole family on Saturday, May 19 from 6-10pm! We’ll have food, a bounce house, face painters, rock painting, ice cream and more from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This is also where you will sign up for the Summer Reading Program! A balloon launch in memory of Mary Sigwing & Mary Slusser will occur at 7:30 p.m. A movie will follow at the Cheney Fairgrounds from 8:30-10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 19 | Movie Night – Pete’s Dragon | 8:30-10:00 p.m.
    • Join us for our first Movie Night of the summer after our Summer Kick-Off Celebration! We will be showing Pete’s Dragon (PG) at the Cheney Fairgrounds. Light refreshments will be provided.
      Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPOamb6d_20
  • ALL SUMMER | Reading Buddies
    • Reading Buddies offers a chance for friendship while providing another set of attentive ears for our young readers. Find someone to read a book to, snap a picture and share it with the Library on social media! Come in and get your special prize, just for Reading Buddies participants.
  • Tuesday, May 22 | Story Time at Budd Park | 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    • Join our Children’s Librarian, Sara, at the library for Story Time. This event is geared toward children ages 3-10, but kids of all ages are welcome. We have a fun time planned full of stories, crafts, and snacks! Parents, please stay at the park during Story Time.
  • Thursday, May 24 | Lego Play | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Join us at the library for some family fun with legos!
  • Tuesday, May 29 | Story Time | 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Join our Children’s Librarian, Sara, at the library for Story Time. This event is geared toward children ages 6 & under, but kids of all ages are welcome. We have a fun time planned full of stories, crafts, and snacks! Parents, please stay at the Library during Story Time.
  • Tuesday, May 29 | Sidewalk Chalk Cheney! | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    • Join us at the library as we decorate the sidewalks with chalk!
  • June 4-9 | Family Game Week | Normal Business Hours
    • Join us at the Library for Family Game Week! We will have lots of board games to choose from upstairs! Come escape the heat during the day or hang out in the afternoon/evening while enjoying a little friendly competition.
  • Tuesday, June 5 | Story Time | 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Join our Children’s Librarian, Sara, at the library for Story Time. This event is geared toward children ages 6 & under, but kids of all ages are welcome. We have a fun time planned full of stories, crafts, and snacks! Parents, please stay at the Library during Story Time.
  • Tuesday, June 12 | Story Time & Lunch | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    • Join our Children’s Librarian, Sara, at the library for Story Time. This event is geared toward children ages 3-10, but kids of all ages are welcome. Bring a lunch bag and we will provide drinks! Parents, please stay at the Library during Story Time.
  • Thursday, June 14 | Movie Night – The Lion King | 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • June 18-23 | Puzzle Week | Normal Business Hours
    • Join us at the Library for Puzzle Week! We will have lots of puzzles to choose from for people of all ages! Come escape the heat during the day or hang out in the afternoon/evening while putting together puzzles with family and friends.
  • Tuesday, June 19 | Story Time | 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Join our Children’s Librarian, Sara, at the library for Story Time. This event is geared toward children ages 0-24 months, but kids of all ages are welcome. We have a fun time planned full of stories, crafts, and snacks! Parents, please stay at the Library during Story Time.
  • Thursday, June 21 | Lego Play | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    • Join us at the library for some family fun with legos!
  • Tuesday, June 26 | Story Time | 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Join our Children’s Librarian, Sara, at the library for Story Time. This event is geared toward children ages 6 & under, but kids of all ages are welcome. We have a fun time planned full of stories, crafts, and snacks! Parents, please stay at the Library during Story Time.
  • Thursday, June 28 | Movie Night – Super Buddies | 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 3 | Story Time | 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Join our Children’s Librarian, Sara, at the library for Story Time. This event is geared toward children ages 6 & under, but kids of all ages are welcome. We have a fun time planned full of stories, crafts, and snacks! Parents, please stay at the Library during Story Time.
  • Tuesday, July 10 | Story Time – Nursery Rhyme Musical | 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Join the Girl Scouts as they host Nursery Rhyme Musical! Parents, please stay at the library during Story Time.
  • Thursday, July 12 | Movie Night – Wonder | 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 17 | Story Time | 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Join our Children’s Librarian, Sara, at the library for Story Time. This event is geared toward children ages 0-24 months, but kids of all ages are welcome. We have a fun time planned full of stories, crafts, and snacks! Parents, please stay at the Library during Story Time.
  • Tuesday, July 24 | Story Time | 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Join Abigail Blundell, Cheney 3rd grader, at the library for Story Time. She will be presenting her own story! This event is geared toward children ages 6 & under, but kids of all ages are welcome. Parents, please stay at the Library during Story Time.
  • Tuesday, July 24 | Coloring Day | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    • Join us at the library as we get creative at Coloring Day!
  • Thursday, July 26 | Movie Night – Kids’ Choice! | 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    • Join us at the Library for Movie Night! Throughout the summer, kids will vote on what movie we will show on July 26. Come in each week to cast your vote as we work through the bracket! Light refreshments will be provided.
  • July 30 – August 3 | Pick Prize from Treasure Chest! | Normal Business Hours
    • Swing by the Library between July 30 – August 3 to pick a prize out of our Treasure Chest for participating in the Summer Reading Program!
  • Wednesday, August 1 | Family Swim Night | 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    • Join us at the Cheney Pool for Family Swim Night, sponsored by the Cheney Public Library! The Library will be covering admission for everyone who would like to participate.
  • Saturday, August 18 | Wichita Wingnuts Game | 7:05-10:00 p.m.
    • Enjoy Reading Program Night at the Wichita Wingnuts game! Each Summer Reading Program participant will receive a coupon for free admission to the game. Parents/guests can purchase tickets at a discounted rate online. Transportation to the game is not provided.