Summer Reading 2024

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Adventure Begins at the Atchison County Library on June 24!
It’s time to put Summer Reading at the Atchison County Library on your calendar! This year, the library is trying something new: One County Wide Summer Reading Program hosted at the same time for all ages and towns! Summer Reading will take place Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Tarkio Resource Center.

One of the main reasons we are making this change is to make scheduling as easy as possible for parents/guardians. The second reason is that thanks to the Tarkio Library’s expansion into the Tarkio Resource Center, the library has access to much more space than in years past.

By gathering children from all three communities in the county, it will allow the library to offer bigger and better activities (like bounce houses, for example!)  because we won’t have to split resource into three separate groups.

“Based on our success with Third Thursdays, we are confident that many families don’t mind driving the small extra distance to Tarkio from Fairfax and Rock Port. We have great participation from all three towns for our Thursday event, so we are hoping they will find the drive worth it for Summer Reading. We have so many fun activities planned for kids of all ages,” said Library Director Jennifer Roup.

This year’s theme for Summer Reading is “Adventure Begins At Your Library. Kids can look forward to 4 days of discovering new places to travel, exciting ways to get there, and exploring adventurous careers. Storytimes, crafts, snacks, activities and outdoor time will be a part of every one’s day.

To register your child, visit the library’s website or Facebook page or visit/call any of the local branches for sign-up sheets. Ages 3 and up are invited to attend. Please note that children should be potty-trained and considered pre-school ready. The programs are designed for children ages 3 to approximately 12 years old.Children will be divided into groups based on age after registration.

A huge part of Summer Reading is also the need for volunteers. To inquire about how you can help with group leadership or reading time, please contact Jennifer Roup at or 660-744-5404.