Weekend Ramblings: Summer Reading Programs



A friend recently passed on to me a list of summer reading programs that I thought I’d share!

  • Local Public Library – Public libraries often have some of the best summer reading programs for kids.  Check your library’s website or periodicals for information!


  • No Time for Flashcards
    • Goal: read daily to earn a daily entry
    • Prizes: monthly prize packs, grand prize $50 Amazon.com gift card
  • Scholastic Summer Challenge
    • Goal: based on minutes read
    • Prizes: virtual badges, book and audio chapters, activity sheets
  • Sylvan’s Book Adventure
    • Grades: K-8
    • Goal: pass quizzes on any book in the book list (8,000 to choose from)
    • Prizes: temporary tattoos, free candy bar coupon, ebooks, etc.


  • Barnes & Noble (May 22 – Sept 4)
    • Grades: 1-6
    • Goal: Read 8 books
    • Prize: Free book (from appropriate grade level list)
  • Chuck E Cheese (good through Dec 31)
    • Goal: Read every day for two weeks
    • Prize: 10 free tokens
  • Half Price Books (Jun 1 – Jul 31)
    • Ages: under 18
    • Goal: Read 300 minutes
    • Prizes: Gift cards
  • H.E.B. (ends Sept 1)
    • Goal: Read 10 books
    • Prizes, including t-shirt
  • Pizza Hut –
    • Details still to come
  • Pottery Barn (May 16 – Aug 26)
    • Goal: Read every book on recommended reading list
    • Prize
  • Schuler Books (Jun 1 – Aug 31)
    • Grades: K-8
    • Goal: read 20 books
    • Prizes: earn up to three $5 gift cards
  • Showcase Cinema (Jul 10 – Aug 7)
    • Goal: Read a book and write a review
    • Prize: Free movie ticket
  • TD Bank (May 6 – Sept 30)
    • Ages: under 18
    • Goal: Read 10 books
    • Prize: $10 in a new or existing Young Saver account

Know of any more?  Leave a comment to add to our list!

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