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Summer Reading Programs for Kids

Encourage your kids to read this summer by not only participating in the library summer reading programs, but reading programs offered by national book stores such as Barnes and Noble.  According to the Strong Minds project, kids need to read only 5 books during the summer to prevent reading loss and prepare for the next academic school year. (Source USA.gov).   We’ve listed several summer reading programs, from Barnes and Noble to Chuck E Cheese. Or better yet…create your own!  

Barnes and Noble

Read 8 books get one free from selected list.  Through age 12. Program runs through September 2, 2014.

Pizza Hut’s Book It!

Bookit Summer which is sponsored by Pizza Hut is now available.  This site differs from the others in that kids log on and read, play games and complete activities. Prizes and coupons are sent depending upon what levels are achieved.  Registration is free.  Remember 5 books is all it takes to keep your child's reading level on track. Program runs until August 15, 2014.

Half Priced Books

Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program Saturday, June 1 -  July 31, 2014. Kids ages 14 and under can earn $5 HPB Bookworm Bucks as a reward for reading over the summer. Pick up a reading log at your local HPB today. Get started and learn more about Top Reader Prizes.

Pottery Barn Kids

Children can read on their own or join us at our weekly story time every Tuesday at 11 am.  Kids receive a special prize for reading all of the books on the Pottery Barn Kids list.  Ends July 17, 2014.

Chuck E. Cheese Tokens for Grades Reading Rewards Sheet (Any time)

Complete the sheet and get 10 free tokens at Chuck E Cheese. This program is on-going!  

Boomers Points for Grades Reading Rewards Sheet (Any time)

Complete the sheet and get 10 free points at Boomers. This program is on-going!  

Create Your Own!

1) Decide how you wish to measure the achievements: number of pages read, number of minutes, number of books.  

2) Decide on the rewards.  What motivates your child?

3) Create a chart, list or book dollars.

4) Place the chart somewhere visible, as an incentive and reminder.  

Remember creating your own program works best if you and your child work together to decide rewards and achievements.  


Updated June 24, 2014