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Keep Your Kids Reading in a Summer Reading Program

The summer slide.  It’s not a myth but it can be hard motivating kids to read over the summer. That’s why there are summer reading programs with prizes and free books!  Check out all the programs available here in Colorado and nationally. I’m thinking we’re going to try them all!

National Summer Reading Programs

Barnes and Noble:  Read 8 books and choose 1 free.

Scholastic’s Reading Challenge:  Read for the Summer World Record, win prizes and play games.

Ripple Reader:  Read 4 eBooks and get a microphone and 1 eBook free. (See above photograph.)

Reading Is Fundamental: Games and activities.

Borders:  Read 10 books, get 1 free.

Sylvan Learning Center’s Book Adventure: Win prizes.

Half Price Books:  Earn $3 credit for every 15 minutes of reading.

Pizza Hut’s Book It: Read 5 books and enter sweepstakes for prizes.

Happy reading!

Colorado Summer Reading Programs






Jefferson County

Douglas County

Arapahoe Library District

Summit County

Visit Imagination Soup, Guest Blogger Melissa Taylor’s playful learning blog, for more activities to keep your kids learning over the summer.  You’ll find ideas for artist dates with your kids, writing comic books, guest posts by published children’s book authors, and lots more!

Also, Melissa is thrilled to be one of the finalists for Scholastic’s Parent Blog Awards in the Reading and Books category.  Please take a minute and vote for her to win – it would be a dream come true!