Frugal Summer Fun: Summer Reading Programs 2015


We love the summer reading program at our local library. I would HIGHLY encourage you to see if your local library has one and get the kids involved in it this summer.

Retailers sponsor summer reading incentives for kids too!  Check out  Barnes and Noble and Books-a-Million.  Both are offering FREE books for participating in summer reading!

Here are some more offers for summer reading!

Half Priced Books – The Half Price Books summer reading program for kids 14 and under gives out free Half Price Books gift cards to kids who read for at least 300 minutes during the months of June and July.

Chuck E. Cheese – 10 FREE Tokens when kids complete the Reading Rewards chart!  (Food purchase is required with free token redemption)

HEB Summer Reading Club – sponsored by HEB grocery stores.  Get a prize for reading 10 books this summer.

Family Christian Stores –   Kids 12 years and younger can earn a FREE $10 off $10+ Savings Pass whenever they read and complete a Book Report form for six Christian books and bring in the forms to any Family Christian store!

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge – Kids can log their reading minutes from now until September 4th to earn prizes for their school!

Sylvan’s Book Adventure – When a child participates in Book Adventure, they get to take quizzes over books they’ve read and then exchange their quiz points for prizes!

TD Bank $10 for 10 – If you have a TD Bank near you, kids can get $10 in their Young Savers account for reading 10 books!

Metro Bank (Pennsylvania) – Reading Rocks!  Earn $10 for reading 10 books!

Showcase Cinemas (Northeast US area) – The Showcase Cinemas summer reading progra gives kids free movie tickets to see a summer movie each week for each book they read and fill out a book report from.  (That’s a free movie every week for one book per week)

Pizza Hut Summer Reading Challenge starts June 22nd!  Details coming soon!

It looks like 10 books is the standard for most of these challenges (other than the ones that require a certain amount of minutes.  I’ve got no issues with letting the same 10 books count for each program.  Double or triple the incentive for the kids to get their reading done!  But if you want to make them read 10 different books for each challenge, that’s cool too!  ;)

Which way would you do it?

What programs will you be participating in?

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