We’re about to board for an epic summer journey filled with entertainment, hands-on experiences, prizes, fascinating special guests, humor, and adventures galore. Embark at your library and enjoy the fun summer!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • All library programs are free
  • There is NO registration for events and programs
  • Earn fun prizes for summer reading!
  • Library cards are not required to participate, but we encourage EVERYONE to have one. They are free, easy to get, and anyone may get a card at ANY AGE

For All Ages


Enjoy special guest presenters & performers.
Bring your friends and family!

Evenings at 6:30 pm

Monday, June 10 – Sedgwick County Zoo’s Amazing Animal Assembly!

Monday, June 17 – The Big Twisted Balloon & Magic Show

Monday, June 24 – Didgeridoo Down Under Awesome Aussie-ness!

Tuesday, July 9 – Marty the Magician The Magical Library Adventure!

Tuesday, July 16 – Surprise! details coming soon

**Thursday, July 25 – FREE POOL PARTY!
**at the Winfield Aquatic Center, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Ages 0-7ish


Join us for exciting, fun-filled story time adventures each week with stories brought to life by our fabulous (and hilarious) teen volunteers. Story times are laid back, entertaining, and so much fun for all!

Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30 am
June 8 & 9 – July 19 & 20

Children playing pirate out of a book's pages
story time fun

K-6th grades

Adventure Time!

Special guests share their adventures with us, and we create some of our own!

Thursdays at 1:00 pm

June 6 – Adventure of an Egg! with special guests Drake Lowe and Madison Sultz of K-State Research and Extension (we’re hatching chicks at the library!)

June 13 – Adventures on the Amazon!
with special guest WORLD TRAVELER Safari Livingston

June 20 – Adventures of KS Reptiles! with special guest Elizabeth Walker of Chaplin Nature Center

**June 27 – Adventures on Wheels!
**note special location and time

July 11 – Adventures with Drones!
with Bobby Valentine of Valentine Brand

July 18 – Adventure Games! with Professor Pat Ross of Southwestern College

Grades K-6 (ish)


June 3 – June 24
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for hilarious tales of adventure starting with Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure by Alex T. Smith. This is a weekly book club where we read the book aloud together- book clubbers may read aloud as well or just get comfortable, listen, and enjoy some fantastic stories!

Youth may join the book club at any time.

Book Cover Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure by Alex T. Smith

Grades 3-8 (ish)


June 3 – June 24
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us as we embark on a heroic adventure reading The Lightning Thief together, the first book of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. Maybe you’ve heard your friends talk about this book, or the movie, or the series on Netflix… It’s a bestselling series!  Hop in and read it with us!
We’ll read aloud each week (those who want to read out-loud can, others can read along or just  listen). We’ll also have some “at-home reading” each week so we can get the whole book read in June.
If you get behind, don’t worry- we review each week and make sure everyone is up to speed and on the same page. 

The Percy Jackson series is also available in large print and as graphic novels. This is a perfect summer read and we can’t wait to do this adventure with our book club!  

Youth may join the book club at any time.

Book cover of Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 1, The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan

Ages 12 +


meme with car turning hard right towards sign that reads "summer at your library" vs going straight with sign that reads "boring summer"

Our teen volunteers ROCK! They make all that we do throughout the summer possible (and more fun!) Teen volunteers assist with story times, events and programs, and create an amazing summer atmosphere at the library with fun decor and details.

Volunteer applications/shift schedules are available at the library.

Volunteens pick their own schedules (including which tasks or programs to work), so teens can help as it best fits their calendars and interests. For more information, contact Youth Services Librarian, Jo Brazil, at, or call 620-221-4470.

UPCOMING TEEN WORK DAYS (to prep/decorate for summer):
Teens can attend/participate at the work days without commitment; it’s the perfect opportunity to be creative, meet others on the crew, and decide if it’s of interest!
Work days are 10am – 4pm , lunch provided:
May 22, May 23, May 29, May 30, and May 31

Remember the old “Choose Your Own Adventure” books? This summer you’re the star of the story. Choose from three possible paths to adventure or explore them all. Whatever path(s) you take, you’ll find opportunities to enter our adult summer prize drawings for a chance to win fabulous prizes…and catch some adventure on the way. Ready?

Adventure begins at your library:  choose your own

For every book, ebook, and audiobook you read this summer, you can enter our Solo Adventurer prize drawing. The more adventures you read, the more entries you earn! Looking for book suggestions? Check out our Adult Adventure reading list and watch for more recommendations on library displays and on our Facebook and Instagram.

Register your book club and take on WPL’s summer reading adventure as a group! Once registered, every book your book club reads will earn your group a chance to win our Book Club prize basket. For even more fun, join us for our Book Club Soiree where you can chat, snack and compare book recommendations with other Winfield area book clubs.

Looking for adventure that goes beyond the book cover? Attend WPL’s adventurous adult programs throughout the summer. By signing in at each event, you’ll be entered into our Social Explorer prize drawing.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events and watch our Facebook and Instagram for pop-ups!

Sunday, June 23 at 2:00pm

Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills

by Rex Buchanan

Sunday, July 21 at 2:00pm

Married to Adventure: Osa & Martin Johnson’s Films

by Mary Ann Thompson

Join us as we read (and chat and snack) through the 2024 Reading Challenge together.
Our selected books for the summer:

Book cover of "The Patron Saint of Second Chances" by Christine Simon

The Patron Saint of Second Chances by Christine Simon on Monday, June 24 at 6:30pm

Book cover of "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah on Monday, July 29 at 6:30pm

Book cover for "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson on Monday, August 26 at 6:30pm

Meets at the Winfield Chamber of Commerce at 12:00pm on June 12 & 26 and July 10 & 24

Book cover of "Dare to Lead" by Brene Brown

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown