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Free Summer Reading Programs

free summer reading programs

The end of the school year is looming ever closer and trying to find summer activities is always a challenge.  Why not get the kids involved in some of the great Free Summer Reading Programs?

Be sure to check your local libraries- they often have incredible summer reading programs as well.

Check out this list of Nationwide Programs:

Barnes & Noble Imagination Destination  [1]– 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 [2] – Sylvan offers this FREE reading incentive program. Basically your child reads books and then takes a simple comprehension 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.

Books-a-Million [3] take a Summer Quest in which you head here [4] and download the Summer Reading Journal, read four books, and turn in your journal to your local Books-a-Million store [5] to get a free Camp Half-Blood Tote Bag.

Chuck E. Cheese  [6]– Earn 10 FREE tokens every time your child reads for 2 weeks in a row.  Just fill out the form and bring it in to claim your free token.

Half Price Books [7] – They are offering kids ages 14 and under a chance to earn a $5 Gift Card for reading just 15 each day throughout the summer!

Scholastic Summer Challenge [8] – Log in your reading minutes to the Scholastic site and your child will be able to participate in a World Record challenge as well as earn digital prizes!

TD Bank [9]– your kids can earn $10 to be deposited into their new or existing TD Bank Young Saver Account when they read 10 books. Participating kids need to:

1. Read 10 books this summer.
2. Print out the Summer Reading Form [10]
3. Write down the names of the books they’ve read
4. Take the form to the nearest TD Bank
5. Watch $10 be deposited into a new or existing Young Saver Account

Valid June 1st through August 31st, 2015, for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Bring form of ID for child for new account opening. Go here [9] for more details.