Summer Reading Programs

Keep your child reading all Summer Long with these Summer Reading Programs, one of the worst things about Summer break is that your child tends to lose some forward momentum when it comes to reading. Reaing programs can be a fun and frugal way of getting your child to keep their interest in reading and keep up their skill level.

Here are some programs that can help:

Check your local library. Most libraries run a summer reading program every Summer. Kids are encouraged to get their own library cards, and they often get prizes for the number of books they've read or are entered into a drawing.

Barnes & Noble - Each year Barnes & Noble encourages kids to read by offering a free book to each child who turns in a journal listing 8 books they’ve read over the summer. Journals can be downloaded at the Barnes & Noble. Go here for more information -->

Half-Price Books Feed Your Brain Program - Kids can earn a $3 Half Price Books shopping card for each week they read at least 15 minutes a day in the Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program.

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Borders - If you're 12 and under they dare you to read any10 books you choose. When you do you'll get one FREE! No purchase necessary. Just download the form, complete and turn it in for your free book by 8/16

National Amusements/Bookworm Wednesdays - Every Wednesday at 10:00 am beginning July 7th for six weeks. A fun and rewarding summer reading program developed to encourage young children to read during the summer months. BOOKWORM WEDNESDAYS entitles kids to free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinemas.
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Reading Warriors Challenge - This program is for Kid's eight and older and is rooted in the Legends & Adventure of of the Warrior Cats in Erin Hunters' best selling Warrior Series.
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TD Bank Summer Reading Program - Read 10 books get $10
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Chuck E. Cheese Reading Reward Calendars - Children read daily for a two-week period, log their time on a Chuck E. Cheese calendar, and get 10 free game tokens with any food purchase. This can be repeated every two weeks. Just print out the calendar keep track and bring it in!
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Build-a-Bear Reading Program - Build-A-Bear Workshop has created Bearemy's Book Club to encourage children of all ages to read about bears and other wonderful friends and adventures. The Book Club also gives kids a voice in reviewing and rating books for other kids. Check out our spotlight page to find this month's top recommended books and enter your own personal paw rating and review.
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