Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thrifty Thursday: Summer Reading Programs


Local Libraries - you can sign up at multiple libraries if they allow, we sign up for one in each town with libraries to the north and south of us. They are a great resource of activities for your children in the summer and also a chance to earn free books and prizes from completing reading logs.

Barnes and Noble - Imagination's Destination Read any 8 books and fill out the form and bring it in to an area Barnes and Noble to claim a free book from the list on the form. Valid May 20th to Sept 2nd.

American Girl - Read-a-palooza $1 of every AG book purchased from an AG store is donated to the Save the Children's US Literacy Program. ALSO - Summer Reading Bookmark Craft Valid May 1- Aug 26.

Half Price Books - Feed Your Brain Each month (June & July only) read 15 minutes a day, then turn in your sheet and get your HPB $5 to redeem for free book(s)

Pottery Barn - Summer Reading Challenge, read any 8 titles from their list and earn a free book

Scholastic - Log weekly minutes and earn rewards and help set a world reading record. Valid May 5- Sept 5

Sylvan - Book Adventure Register and take quizzes on book you have read to win prizes like temporary tattoos, a candy bar, 3 month subscription to Highlights and more!

Chuck-e-Cheese - Fill out the form in the link by reading for 2 weeks and earn 10 bonus tokens

10 comments:

Our Family World said...

very cool. i love programs that encourage the kids to read

savannah said...

Our library is having a summer program for the kids. I was told by my little guys teacher its important to keep him reading this summer so he doesn't forget everything he learned this year :)

Ruth Zankich said...

Great post! I love when they encourage kids to read!

Diane N said...

Thanks for the list. My son loves to read and I intend to make sure he keeps on reading over the summer.

Kung Phoo said...

Nice list.. I just have to get my kids reading again.. they are very resistant

Marie Baker said...

Great post! Since we homeschool for us it is all year round most of the time. I like to find things new for him to do during the more down times. I'll be checking these out!

Elayna Fernandez-Bare said...

This is an awesome list. I am sending it to my daughters so we can sign up!

Ave T said...

I had no idea there were so many great activities for book lovers. Thanks for sharing.A great way to get kids reading.

Shelly Peterson said...

Thanks for sharing this. I didn't realize there were so many reading programs. My son needs to keep up on his reading this summer.

Helga said...

This is a great list, thank you. I will sare this with my parent friends.