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.
Free Summer Reading Programs
Barefoot Books – When you sign up for the Barefoot Books Summer Reading Club, you’ll get FREE access to the members-only Summer Reading Clubhouse, which includes:
- A Members’ Only discount — 25% off your next purchase (code expires 5/31/2017)
- An exclusive color-in membership certificate for your child
- A kid-friendly reading log, so your child can track this summer’s adventures
- Recommended books list, highlighting my favorite Books for Social-Emotional Learning, Diverse & Inclusive Books, Global Books and Books for a Greener Planet
- The first official Club activity for your child to enjoy
- And more — all for FREE!
All of this will be emailed for FREE to your inbox when you join their Summer Reading Club.
Barnes & Noble Imagination Destination – 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. 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 – Read any 4 books from the Books-A-Million Summer Reading Challenge selection in-stores and online, you’ll receive a FREE Maze Runner series water bottle! Note that you must present the completed reading journal in-stores to receive the water bottle, while supplies last.
Chuck E. Cheese – 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.
Family Christian  – Kids will receive a free book from the list here  when they read any six Christian books and explain one of the faith messages from each book in their Reading Adventures Diary . Diary must be turned in to a local Family Christian store to receive the freebie.
Half Price Books  – 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!
Lifeway  – Kids will receive a free Bible and free book when they read six books and memorize six scripture verses over the summer. The completed summer reading journal needs to be turned in to a local Lifeway store to receive the freebies.
Pottery Barn Kids-  Every Tuesday at 11AM, attend FREE Story Time at your local Pottery Barn Kids with readings, activities and more. Plus, become a Pottery Barn Kids Club member and you’ll get a special surprise after attending five events (possibly a $10 off purchase coupon, free book, or other prize).
Scholastic Summer Challenge  – 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!
Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays – Your child can earn a FREE movie ticket from National Amusements Theaters when they read a book and complete a book report.
Six Flags Read to Succeed – K-6 students who complete six hours of non-school-related reading approved by their parents and teachers are eligible for free admission to their nearest theme park.
Sylvan Book Adventure – Book Adventure is a free, online reading program for children in grades K-8. Kids learn to love reading through interactive tools, games and motivational rewards. At Book Adventure, reading is rewarding! Within the Prize Library, kids can search for a prize they’d like to win or exchange points for a prize they have earned by reading books and answering quiz questions correctly.
TD Bank – your kids can earn $10 to be deposited into their new or existing TD Bank Young Saver Account when they read 10 books.