2012 Summer Reading Programs Guide
Summer vacation does not have to mean a vacation from reading! The summer months are a great time to expand your child's literary world, teach them to enjoy reading for pleasure, help sharpen school skills and bridge the gap between school years. There are also many programs available to reward your reader this summer!
- PBS Kids and iVillage- Starts June 6th and includes a FREE six week reading program and the chance for your kids to win daily prizes for their participation.
- Barnes & Noble—Read 8 books and get one free at Barnes & Noble. Keep track of your books on the Passport available online. For grades 1-6.
- Feed Your Brain at Half-Priced Books. Log your progress with the downloadable reading log. Read 300 minutes or more each month and receive $5 Back-to-School Bucks. July 25 through August 31. Ages 14 and under.
- Reading Reward at Chuck E. Cheese. Children read books for two weeks and can redeem 10 tokens on their next visit to Chuck E Cheese. Rewards calendar available online.
- Read for the World Record with Scholastic Books. Students and schools read in attempt to set a new world record for summer reading. Kids sign up for their school, choose books and read. They can log reading minutes on the website. Schools that log the most minutes will be published in the 2013 edition of the Scholastic Book of World Records.
- Earn free books from Scholastic and Kumon. Visit the site to download activity sheets for math and reading. Send them in for 5 free books. For ages 5-12. Ends 10/11 or when availability is reached.
- Sylvan Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes.
- Summer Break Reading Challenge Book It Program. From June 15 to August 15, students who read 5 books will be eligible for a chance to win a summer prize package. For grades K-6.
- “Dream Big Read!” at the Metropolitan Library System and Pioneer Library System. any activities will be taking place, free programs and performances will be offered. Prizes and incentives will be available for children who complete their reading goals. Kicks off June 1, continues through July 31. For children birth through 6th grade. Teens will participate in “Own the Night”. Visit the website for a listing of events at each library location.
- 2012 Summer Reading Program for the blind and physically handicapped. Young readers will start with a Family Kickoff Party on June 16, 10am-2pm. Storytelling, food, Free Tee shirts, cookout, party favors and special guest Tim Tingle. Prizes and reading logs records will all be part of the fun. Every reader who meets the goal receives a Braille, audio or large print book to keep. June 16 through July 31. Register by calling 1-800-523-0288 or 521-3514
Other Reading-Based Opportunities
- Pottery Barn Kids offers story time every Tuesday 11-11:30am. Children receive a Book Club Passport and after 5 story times receive a free gift. They also have other events for children to attend to find out more information visit potterybarnkids.com.
- Barnes & Noble offers an online storytime featuring a new author each month.
- The Metropolitan Library System and Pioneer Library System offer multiple storytimes each week at their metra-area library locations. Check schedule for times and appropriate age ranges.
- Children’s Story Time at Best of Books in Edmond is held every Saturday from 11-11:30am. 340-9202, bestofbooksedmond.com.
- Full Circle Book Store offers a children's storytime every Saturday at 10:15am. 842-2900, fullcirclebooks.com