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Summer Reading Incentives

May 24, 2012

School’s out for the summer!  ¸.•**•♫♪

But keep the kids’ minds busy even while they’re not in class every day. There are lots of opportunities to take part in summer reading programs. And most of them provide fun incentives for our little readers. Check out the following:

Johnson County Library Summer Reading Club  |  Dream Big READ!
Get the kids a library card! They can participate in the library summer program by setting a goal and logging the books they read or by attending library programs. Return logs between July 1-Aug. 4. In the preschool program, children can listen to books being read. School-aged kids will read at least six books. Each reader who submits a log by Aug. 4 will receive a free paperback book.

Half Price Books‘ Feed Your Brain summer reading program encourages kids ages 14 and under to read at least 15 minutes per day. When they turn in their reading log of 300 monthly minutes, they earn a $5 HPB gift card! Their website gives suggestions for making reading a fun family event and offers the reading log download.

The iVillage PBS Kids Summer Reading Challenge six-week reading program offers book suggestions and discounts, free downloads of PBS KIDS shows and a daily chances to win prizes.

Barnes & Noble Imagination Destination – This summer reading program through Barnes & Noble gives your child the ability to earn a FREE book after reading 8 books and keeping track of them in a reading log.

Scholastic Summer Challenge – Read. Log minutes. Win prizes. And the Scholastic folks are asking kids to participate in a World Record challenge!

Book It! Summer Break Reading Challenge is a Pizza Hut program.  Students who just finished grades K – 6 read 5 books between June 15 and August 15 to enter to win a Diary of a Wimpy Kid summer fun prize pack.

Book Adventure is a fun website for kids to read and quiz on books they’ve read. They also offer prizes and incentives.

We have a Holy Cross subscription to Tumble Books e-books!
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Holy Cross librarian Mrs. Anderson will be tweeting this summer! Follow her on Twitter @AndersonReads.  And visit the Holy Cross library site.

For book ideas, visit children’s book author & teacher, Esme Raji Codell’s blog.


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