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Summer Reading Programs for Kids

Barnes & Noble: Kids can earn a FREE book when they read any 8 books. Just go here and download the Reading Journal, then when its complete, bring it in to your local B&N store and kids can choose a FREE book from their list. You can also download a Parent Activity or Educator Kit for fun reading activities and teaching tips.

Chuck E Cheese: Kids can earn 10 FREE tokens every time they read for 2 weeks in a row. You can download the Reading Rewards Calendar and when its complete, bring it in to your local Chuck E Cheese. Limit of 1 FREE Token Offer per child per day at pariticapting locations. Food purchase is required.

iVillage / PBS KIDS: iVillage and PBS KIDS have created a six-week, “Summer Reading Community Challenge” set to start June 18th. Program includes a daily email with reading tips and fun activities from the experts at PBS KIDS and Scholastic, book suggestions and discounts, free downloads of PBS KIDS shows, and a daily chance to win $1,000 and other great prizes. You can sign up here by entering your email address.

Local Libraries: Don’t forget to check out your local library’s Summer Reading Program. The theme for this Summer for most locations is Dream Big Read! Many will have free activities and prizes for goals reached. Call your local library for details. You can also go here for a directory of national library systems. Click on your state and then find your city.

Scholastic Summer Challenge: Kids can sign up and log their reading minutes to win cool rewards with this FREE online program from Scholastic. Parents can get reading tips, booklists and track their kids reading either online or on their phone. Go here for more details and to sign up, just click on the “Get Started” button in the lower right corner and then click on join now in the pop-up box.

Sylvan Book Adventure: Kids in grades K-8 can read a book from the Book Adventure list, take quizzes on what they’ve read, and earn prizes. There are almost 8,000 books to choose from and you can search by title, author or grade. On the quizzes, kids need to score at least a 90% to earn points but quizzes can be taken more than once. You can check out the Prize Library HERE. If you are between the ages of 7 and 16 (as of March 1, 20112) you can enter The “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days of Summer” Reading Contest for a chance to win tickets to see the movie, in theaters on August 3rd. To get started, go HERE to register.

TD Bank: Kids can earn a $10 deposit for a new or existing Young Saver Account by reading 10 books this summer. Just go HERE to print out the Summer Reading Form to record your books and when completed, take it to your nearest TD Bank.


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