Summer Reading Programs For Kids 2017 Hanssie Ho May 25, 2017 Activities & Events, Early Elementary, Elementary, Freebies, Language Arts, News, Resources, Summer Fun The weather’s heating up, school’s almost out, and everyone is ready for a little break. Now is a great time to head to your local library or bookstore or download some books on the Kindle and enjoy a summer immersed in some good books. Having a difficult time convincing your kids to grab a good book? Maybe earning some freebies will incentivize them to pick up a copy of the latest bestseller. These five summer reading programs will help the kiddos earn all sorts of free items. [RELATED POST: Ways To Keep Your Kids Learning Throughout The Summer] 1. Your Local Public Library Your local library typically has a summer reading program where your child can earn a variety of prizes for pages/minutes read. Look up your local county library website to read the details of your library’s program. Orange County here Los Angeles County here Riverside County here San Bernardino County here San Diego County here 2. Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program Earn a free book with Barnes and Noble’s reading program by reading eight books and recording them in a journal. Bring the completed journal into a B&N store and choose a free book from their book list to take home. More details here. 3. Pizza Hut Book It! Program Mmmmm, pizza! Pizza Hut’s Book It program is actually not a summer reading program. It runs from October to March, but enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is open now. Once your child hits their monthly reading goal, they get a certificate for a personal pan pizza. The program is only open to K-6th graders and they have a separate program just for homeschool families. Enroll here. 4. Sylvan’s Book Adventure For grades K-8, Book Adventure allows students to read books and then take quizzes to earn points toward a prize. The site also allows parents and teachers to create their own reading challenge and book lists for their kids. Read more about the program here. 5. Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge From May 8th to September 8th, kids can log all the minutes that they read to earn virtual prizes. They can also enter a summer sweepstakes for a chance to win prizes from Klutz. Sign up for the challenge here. Are your kiddos doing a summer reading challenge? If so, which one? Comment below!