Summer Reading 2023

Summer Reading 2023

All Together Now : Todos Juntos Ahora

May 29th - August 4th

Talking Books patrons of all ages are invited to unite in our love of reading with "All Together Now : Todos Juntos Ahora."

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.

National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS) 2023 Summer Reading Virtual Events

Kansas Talking Books has always wanted to provide virtual programming for summer reading, and it's finally become a reality with the help of NLS! It is through the collabration of NLS and talking book librarians that a series of special virtual events for all ages, hosted by NLS and available to talking book library patrons nationwide. Events include author talks, a kickoff event, and a story time and music.  These events will only be available live and will not be recorded.


Registration for these events is required. To register for the event(s), click the registration link. Fill out the requested information (name and email address) and click the "Register" button. If you need help registering for an event, please let us know and we'll assist you.  All events will use Zoom.

Schedule of Events

This list of guests includes New York Times–bestselling authors as well as winners of Amazon’s Best Book of the Year, American Library Association’s (ALA) Best Fiction for Young Adults, the Newberry medal, Pura Belpré Author Honor, and ALA Schneider Family Book Award Young Children's Honor Book. All five of our Summer Reading Program author speakers have multiple books in the NLS collection in audio and braille.

Weekly Themes

Welcome to All Together Now : Todos Juntos Ahora! 

Throughout the summer, become friends with the characters, people or books from each week's themed recommended book lists and unite in spreading friendship and kindness by completing any of the weekly activities posted here. 

Happy reading!

  • Week 1: Love yourself: because kindness starts from within
  • Week 2: Love without boundaries
  • Week 3: A tail of friendship
  • Week 4: United frontiers
  • Week 5: Partners in crime...solving
  • Week 6: Uncommon kindness: acts of kindness that changed history
  • Week 7: Intergalatic connections
  • Week 8: Familial bonds: families of blood, families of choice
  • Week 9: Holding out, together
  • Week 10: TBD