Kansas bank launches summer reading program

Citizens Bank of Kansas, Wichita, is offering young readers an opportunity to have fun – and earn money – while reading this summer.

The CBK Youth Reading Program gives students an incentive to read this summer, including books about financial literacy. Partnering with community libraries, the program provides suggested reading lists and a reading log to elementary and middle school students. Each student must read at least one financial book to be eligible for the cash prize. Students will earn $5 for every five books they read – up to $25 – to be deposited into a CBK Youth Savings Account. 

“Citizens Bank of Kansas is committed to supporting our communities. This program is another example of that goal,” said Jane Deterding, chair of the 102-year-old family-owned Citizens Bank. “Kids get the opportunity to read books and earn money! Younger children are also included with a free CBK Piggy Bank when opening a new CBK Youth Savings Account.” 

The $495 million Citizens Bank has 10 full-service offices in Kansas.