FREE Summer Reading Programs for Kids

FREE Summer Reading Programs for Kids

At our house reading is a big part of our lives.  We frequently visit our local library and read anywhere between 2-6 books each night before bed.  Reading is one of my favorite activities to do with the kids.

And I now get the enjoyment of having my son read books to me!  I truly hope that introducing my children to books at an early age encourages a life-long love of books.

Below are details on many FREE Summer Reading Programs for kids.  In addition to these programs, many local libraries host summer reading programs.  I encourage you to stop by and sign your children up.

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program – Imagination Destination

Head over to the Barnes & Noble website and download the Summer Reading Journal.  Throughout the summer have your child fill out the journal for each book they read.  Once they have read eight books, bring the completed reading journal to any Barnes & Noble Bookstore to receive a free book.  The program runs from May 20 through September 2, 2014 {Find Out More}

Book It 2014 Spark Your Greatness Summer Reading Challenge

Pizza Hut offers various reading challenges throughout the summer.  The challenges are for kids in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade who read five or more books.  The program runs from June 1 through August 15, 2014. {Find Out More}

Books a Million 2014 Summer Reading Program

Each year BAM is hosts a Summer Reading Program.  Details for the 2014 program have yet to be released, but will be available soon.  {Find Out More}

Chuck E Cheese Reading Incentive Chart

Download the incentive chart and track your child’s reading for two weeks straight.  Them submit the incentive chart to your local Chuck E Cheese and receive 10 FREE tokens.  Note:  In addition to a reading incentive chart there are many other incentive charts including, good behavior, daily chores, clean room, good eater and many more. {Find Out More}

Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program

Kids 14 and under can earn a $5 gift certificate for each month that they read for 300 minutes or more.  That’s only 15 minutes a day!  Download the Summer Reading Log and keep track of your minutes.  Once you’ve reached 300 minutes, bring the completed log to any Half Price Book store and receive your $5 gift certificate.  June logs must be completed by Sunday, July 6 and July logs by Sunday, August 10, 2014. {Find Out More}

Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Challenge

Browse through their recommended reading list.  Kids who read 8 of the listed books by July 31, 2014 will receive a free book.  {Find Out More}

Scholastic Summer Challenge

Kids are invited to create an account on the Scholastic website and log their reading times into their system.  Prizes will be rewarded throughout the course of the program and a chance to beat the world record.  Program runs from May 5 through September 5, 2014. {Find Out More}

Sylvan’s Book Adventure Program

Kids in grades K-8 can register on Sylvan’s website.  Then after they read a book, they can take online quizzes and earn prizes for their success. {Find Out More}

Remember to check out your local library to get details on their summer reading program.  My children got free books for completing last years program, and are excited to start the program this year.

FREE Summer Reading Programs for Kids

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