#IMAFAN Summer Reading 2023

Summer Reading is nearly here!

Help us kickoff Summer Reading on Thursday, June 1st from 2 to 4 pm at our Summer Reading Kick Off Party. We will have games, hotdogs, chips, lemonade, and more! All ages welcome.

Signup begins June 1st. Sign up online at https://lmlibrary.org/srp2023 or stop by the Kick Off Party to sign up!

This summer’s theme is all about exploring the different characters and stories that get people of all ages excited about reading.

The Children’s Summer Reading Program

How it Works

Children’s program is open to kids ages 0-11 years old. Kids who read (or are read to) 25 hours or more will earn a prize! Fill out and turn in a reading log by July 15th to qualify to earn a prize. Fill out one star on the reading log for every hour your child reads,. When all the stars are filled, your child has read 25 hours and earned a prize!

Come in to the library to pick up your reading log and a copy of the Summer Reading calendar.

The Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs

How it Works

The Teen Summer Reading Program is open to teens ages 12 to 17 and the Adult Program is open to adults ages 18 and up.

Earn a Liberal Memorial Library Book Buck for every book you read and earn 5 Book Bucks for every Summer Reading event you attend.

After you’ve earned your Book Bucks, you can redeem them anytime at the Library Store located across from the front desk at the library. The store’s inventory will change regularly.

You can also use your Book Bucks to purchase raffle tickets. A raffle drawing for larger prizes will be held at the end of the Summer Reading Program.

Come in to the library to pick up a copy of the Summer Reading calendar.

Summer Reading Events

In addition to our regular library events, we will also have lots of fun Summer Reading events:


  • Monday evenings at 5:30 pm – Evening Storytime
  • Wednesdays at 10:00 am – Morning Storytime
  • Fridays at 1 pm – Mahjong for Adults
  • Saturdays at 11 am – Saturday Storytime
  • Saturdays at 11:30 in – Saturday Storytime in spanish

1st Week

  • Tues, June 6th at 11 am – Smoky Hills PBS Share A story “All Together Now”

2nd Week

  • Mon, June 12th at 10 am – Exploration Place of Wichita
  • Tues, June 13th at Noon – Book club for Adults
  • Tues, June 13th at 6 pm – Teen Advisory Group

3rd Week

  • Mon, June 19th – Library closed for Juneteenth
  • Wed, June 21st at 5 pm – Teen Otaku Club
  • Thurs, June 22nd at 2 pm – Southern Pioneer Electricity demonstration

4th Week

  • Fri, June 30th at 10 am – Mad Science

5th Week

  • Mon, July 3rd – 4th – Library closed for Independence Day
  • Wed, July 5th at 9 am –  Books, Coffee & Donuts
  • Wed, July 5th at 10 am – Llamas at the library

6th Week

  • Tues, July 11th at Noon – Book club for Adults
  • Tues, July 11th at 6 pm – Teen Advisory Group     
  • Thurs, July 13th at 1 pm – End of Summer Reading Party with Magician Dan Dan the Magic Man
  • Sat, July 15th – Last day to turn in reading logs and to earn and redeem Book Bucks

These are just some of the events we’ll have this Summer. Come in to the library for a copy of the full Summer Reading calendar or visit our website, https://lmlibrary.org, in the coming weeks for more information.

#IMAFAN Summer Reading Book display

Come in to the library and check out our Summer Reading themed book display. It includes books about all kinds of fandoms from a “Tolkien Bestiary” to “The Office, the untold story”. Here are a few:

I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing: Star Wars and the Triumph of Geek Culture
by A. D. Jameson

A. D. Jameson takes geeks and non-geeks alike on a surprising and insightful journey through the science fiction, fantasy, and superhero franchises that now dominate pop culture. Walking us through the rise of geekdom from its underground origins to the top of the box office and bestseller lists. “I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing” tells the story of how the geeks have inherited the earth.

Religions of Star Trek 
by Ross S. Kraemer, William Cassidy, and Susan L. Schwartz

Is there a God? What evil lurks beyond the stars? Can science save one’s soul? Profound questions like these have inspired the original creators of the Star Trek canon of TV series and films. Religions of Star Trek tackles these challenging questions head-on and examines in detail the humanistic vision of creator Gene Roddenberry.

The Doctors Are In: The Essential and Unofficial Guide to Doctor Who’s Greatest Time Lord
by Graeme Burk

From his beginnings as a crotchety, anti-heroic scientist in 1963 to his current place in British pop culture as the mad and dangerous monster-fighting savior of the universe, the titular character of Doctor Who has metamorphosed in his 50 years on television. And yet the questions about him remain the same: Who is he? Why does he act the way he does? What motivates him to fight evil across space and time?

The Unofficial X-Files Companion: An X-Phile’s Guide to the Mysteries, Conspiracies, and Really Strange Truths Behind the Show
by Ngaire E. Genge 

A comprehensive fan’s guide to the provocative television show providing detailed background information on the program’s subject matter, scripts, characters, and more.

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