FREEBIE FRIDAY:Free Summer Reading Programs

 One of the ways that I like to help keep my kiddos entertained and continue learning throughout the summer is having them participate in Free Summer Reading Programs. The kids absolutely LOVE participating, they’re having fun reading and earning cool prizes at the same time. So it’s a WIN-WIN for the both of us. You can Check out 2017 FREE national summer reading programs below.

1.Your Local LibraryThe best Summer Reading Programs can be found right at you local Library. Please take advantage of their reading programs.

2.Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program Kids who Read 8 books and record them in the provided online reading journal can choose a FREE BOOK from their selection on the Reading Journal list at the store between May 15th and September 3rd, 2018.

3.Chuck E. Cheese’ Reading Rewards– Their reading program is ongoing, Kids read every day for two weeks straight and earn 10 free tokens to use on their next visit. You can Get a Free Reading Rewards Calendar on the Chuck E. Cheese site.


Six Flags Read to Succeed -Kids in grades K-6 who complete six hours of recreational reading earn a free ticket to Six Flags! My kids did this last year. The NEW 2018 season hasn’t started yet, but it will soon so keep checking their website.

5.Half Price Book Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program– Half Price will reward your child with a Free gift if they read for at least 300 minutes during the months of June and July. They will get $5 for each month.


Scholastic’s Summer Challenge: Kids can log the minutes they spend reading, play games, earn virtual rewards, and enter sweepstakes.

#7 Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays Summer reading program– Every Wednesday kids will receive free admission to a select children’s film when they present a book report at a participating Cinema de Lux, Showcase, or Multiplex Cinemas box office. (kids under 6 will receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report)


Sylvan’s Book Adventure Program– This program is for children in grades K-8. They search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read and earn prizes for their reading success.

  1. #9 Pizza Hut-offers Free reading programs for kids doing the school year and summertime where they can earn FREE PIZZA for reading books. They also offer a free reading program for Homeschoolers.


BookShare – Better Known books without Barriers is free assessable books and periodicals for readers with print disabilities program.


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