Kids Summer Reading Programs 2013

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Here is a list of Summer Reading Programs that I have put together. If you know of another one let me know & I’ll add it to our list!! Feel free to bookmark this page so that you can come back to it later! And don’t forget that Amazon  is a great resource for books and often have sales on summer reading book choices! 

Barnes & Nobles Summer Reading Program – Imagination’s Destination  – Kids earn a FREE book when they read 8 books. (Official 2012 program has not been announced yet.)

Bob Jones University (Christian) Reading Program – Get a FREE frisbee!

BOOK IT Summer Challenge – Sign up to log your minutes – more summer reading program details to come!

Chuck E Cheese Reading Incentive Chart – 10 FREE Tokens after 2 weeks of reading. *Food purchase IS required.

Pottery Barn IN-Store Book Club & Summer Events – Find your local store here.

Scholastic’s Summer Challenge – For kids, parents, & educators.

Sylvan’s Book Adventure Program – Kids in grades K-8 can find a book, take quizzes on what they’ve read, & earn prizes for their success.

State Specific Programs

(make sure to check your local public libraries for summer reading programs as I can’t possibly list them all & check the American Library Association list!)


San Diego Public Library 


Statewide Summer Reading Program


 USF Summer Reading Program (30 Locations)


Chicago Public Library

New Jersey

Rutger’s Reading Program (40 locations)

New York

New York Libraries

New York City Public Libraries


Summer Reading Program


Dallas Public Library Mayor’s Summer Reading Program

Houston Public Library

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  1. TD Bank usually has one, but I have not looked to see if this year’s information is available yet. For reading 10 books , you get $10 added to your savings account.

  2. Jennifer Jean says:

    Thanks! We’ll be spending lots of time at the library this summer. I’m amazed at how quickly Abby has picked up on reading. I’d love to do the Barnes and Noble one, but not sure where one is. I’m not sure that their site is updated with all the ones they have closed. We’ll look into it and make some calls.

    I’m curious as to how she would do with the sylvan reading/quizzes. We’ll have to look into that too. 🙂

  3. Mensa has an Excellence in Reading Award program.

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