It’s that time to of year again! Temperatures are rising and school is almost out for the Summer! Make sure to keep your kids reading this summer. For some added incentive here is a list of FREE Summer Reading Programs…
Barnes & Noble – This summer reading program through Barnes & Noble gives your child the ability to earn a FREE book after reading 8 books and keeping track of them in a reading log.
Book Adventure – Sylvan offers this FREE reading incentive program. Your child reads books and then takes a simple quiz to make sure they understood what they read. The quiz is usually about 10 questions long. They earn points based on how much they remember from reading the book. There are hundreds of books to choose from in all reading levels. Once they have earned enough points they can trade them in for prizes.
Half Price Books – Kids ages 14 and under can earn a $5 Gift Card for reading just 15 minutes each day. Once they reach 300 minutes your child can turn in their completed reading log to get their $5 HPB Back-to-School Bucks.
Scholastic Summer Challenge – Log your reading minutes at the Scholastic site and your child will be able to participate in a World Record challenge as well as earn prizes.
TD Bank Summer Reading Program – Read 10 books and write them down on their Summer Reading Form. When you turn it in your child will get $10 added to their Young Saver Account FREE!
Local Public Library – Don’t forget to check with your local libraries to find out if they’re offering programs this summer.
Salt Lake County Summer Reading: Salt Lake County offers an extensive summer reading program for the entire family. The library system is offering a big summer reading kickoff celebration on Saturday, June 4 in West Jordan. Those who finish the program will receive a free book or a $5 fine waiver.
Salt Lake City Library Summer Reading: Kids can mark down their summer reading with their Summer Reading Tracker, available at all City Library locations and earn fun prizes every month. There are even reading trackers for the tiniest readers! There will also be lots fun events at libraries throughout the city all summer long.
Utah State Fair Read and Win: Children ages 6-12 who read 10 books and fill out & mail the reading record form (print it from their site) can get a FREE ticket to the Utah State Fair in September and a voucher for one free carnival ride and a small lemonade.
Dream Big: Read/Provo: Provo City Library has a summer reading program with prizes, events and an end-of-summer party.
Some of these programs are limited to certain regions so you’ll want to check for locations in your area and verify that they are participating. Let us know if you know of any others that we don’t have listed here.