Here is a list of Summer reading programs for you and your children to enjoy. Children can lose up to 2 months of reading achievement during the Summer months. Help your children gain reading skills instead of losing them, with these fun Summer reading programs that will engage and reward your children. (This list will be updated regularly with more details and programs as they become available).
Local Public Libraries
Your local public library probably has the best reading program and kickoff party around – and it’s your best bet to get kids interested in a summer reading challenge. Our kickoff party this year includes a performance by “Tonks and the Aurors” (ha!) and food, prizes, a fair and more. The prize bags they give to kids who complete the challenge usually include free food coupons for various local restaurants (Think Baskin Robbins, Hardees, etc….) as well as a trip to the Aquarium, maybe a zoo pass – just really good stuff each year 🙂
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge May 7th- September 7th Read & log minutes all summer. Take weekly challenges & earn rewards. Help set a new reading world record! The theme this year is A Magical Summer of Reading (based on Harry Potter)! Throughout the summer, students will log their reading minutes, earn digital rewards, and access fun reading activities. Sign up Here
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program: This Summer, continue to read books! Children in grades 1 – 6 get ready for a Summer of reading adventures! Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal . Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 15th and September 3rd, 2017. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.
Books A Million Choose four books from the Summer Reading Adventure section. Read the books and record in your reading journal. When complete, have your parent/guardian sign your journal, then turn it in to your local store to get a free Pencil Case with Pencils!
Chuck E Cheese’s Read a book every day for 2 weeks and get 10 FREE Tokens at Chuck E Cheese’s. One free token award per child per day. Food purchase is required.
Lifeway Stores Come in store to grab your FREE Summer Reading Program Journal, Bookmark and Pencil. Program runs June 1 to Aug. 31. This program is geared toward grades 1 through 6, but all are welcome to join in the adventure. Summer R.E.A.D. program. Challenge: Read six books over the course of the summer and memorize six Scripture verses. Reward: Turn in a completed summer reading journal at your local LifeWay store to earn a free book and a new free Bible.
Sylvan Book Adventure: Book Adventure is a free, online reading program for children in grades K-8. Kids learn to love reading through interactive tools, games and motivational rewards. At Book Adventure, reading is rewarding! Within the Prize Library, kids can search for a prize they’d like to win or exchange points for a prize they have earned by reading books and answering quiz questions correctly. Register here
Half Price Books: Kids 14 and under
This June and July, read 15 minutes a day. (Grown-ups may read aloud to kids who are still learning.) Use the reading log, add up your minutes and have your parent or guardian initial each week. Once you’ve reached 300 or more minutes, bring your log to your local HPB to claim your Bookworm Bucks. Bookworm bucks expire 8/31/2018. Full program details: found here.