Free 2014 Summer Reading Programs
School is out and summer fun has begun. It’s important to remember during these summer months to spend at least a little time in academics. Most students loose a bit of what was learned during the past year in the summer months. One way to help your child retain what was learned and be better prepared for the upcoming school year is to participate in a summer reading program. Some free summer reading programs are listed below.
City Libraries: Fizz! Boom! Read! – Read books and complete activities to receive free books, coloring stickers, and more. Most libraries are participating in this event centered around science. Check your local library for details.
American Girl Read-A-Palooza – American Girl stores are hosting this free reading event until August 26th. The American Girl site has the schedule of store events as well as free printables.
Barnes and Noble – Your child can earn a free book when they read any eight books, record them on the provided reading journal, and bring it into Barnes and Noble.
Pottery Barn Summer Reading Challenge – Children who complete one of Pottery Barn’s reading lists will receive a free book. Visit your local Pottery Barn Kids to pick up the reading list or click on the link above for more details. This program goes until July 31st. Pottery Barn will also be hosting a weekly story time.
Chuck E. Cheese – Print off their reading calendar. Once your child reads for two weeks, they earn 10 free tokens. They also have other reward calendars such as homework, good behavior, and practicing a musical instrument. All of the calendars are for two weeks and are for 10 free tokens.
Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays – From July 9th to August 13th, children can bring in a book report to the Bookworm Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. movie and watch it for free. Download the Book Report
TD Bank – Children in kindergarten – 5th grade can read and record 10 books on the summer reading form, take the form to TD Bank, and receive a $10 deposit into a new or existing Young Saver Account. This program is through August 31st.
Pizza Hut’s Book It 2014 Summer Reading Challenge – Once children read 5 books, they can enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a prize. This program runs through August 15th.
Find FREE Digital Books For Your Children
Did you know many libraries now offer digital collections of electronic and audio books for your computer, MP3 player, iPod, Smartphone, or tablet?*
You can find hundreds of free online children’s books by visiting your library’s website and clicking on TumbleBooks (TM). If you have a preschooler or beginning reader, be sure to visit DayByDayID.org every day this summer to read books and do fun activities.* Make sure you access TumbleBooks through your library’s site so you can read them for free.
*Information from the public library summer reading pamphlet.
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