May 9, 2012

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Summer Reading Programs

Don't forget to sign up your kids and possibly yourself for your local summer reading programs at your local library.    I signed up for an adult reading program (at my local library) and each week I submit what books I finished.   I did the same thing last year and won a gift-card!



Half Price Books - Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program
  1. Read for at least 15 minutes each day for a month.
    (Grown-ups may read aloud to kids who are still learning.)
  2. Add up your minutes and have your parent or guardian initial each week.
  3. Once you've read 300 minutes, turn in your completed reading log PDF to earn your $5 HPB Back-to-School Bucks reading reward for the month.
  4. We'll award one top reader per age group each month with a TOP READER prize - a $20 HPB Gift Card!*



iVillage/ PBS Kids Summer Reading Challenge 

Get your kids reading this summer! iVillage has teamed up with PBS KIDS Raising Readers to create a free 6-week program to help children discover the joys of reading. You'll receive:
  • A daily email with fun activities to build reading skills
  • Tricks and advice from your Challenge coach
  • Great book suggestions for kids of all ages
  • Tips from other parents taking the challenge
  • A chance to win daily prizes

Scholastic Summer Challenge

Here's how you can get involved:




Chuck E. Cheese – Earn 10 FREE tokens every time your child reads for 2 weeks in a row. Just fill out the form and bring it in to a participating Chuck E Cheese claim your free tokens.




Barnes and Noble Kids Summer Reading Program (please note they have not updated for the 2012 year, this is still the 2011 info...hoping it stays the same)
  1. Kids read any eight (8) books of their choosing.
  2. Record them in the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Imagination’s Destination
    Journal. Be sure to let us know to whom you would recommend each book, and why.
    2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 24th and September 6th, 2011.
    3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.
*Eligible books will be listed on the coupon. Choices must be made from available stock. No special orders. Limit of one (1) form per school-age child (grades 1-6), please. Incomplete form will be ineligible for free books.



Calling all kids between Kindergarten – 8th grade, sign up for the Sylvan Book Adventure Club! Whenever your kids read and finish a book found here, they can take an online quiz and earn points to redeem for prizes!

Quizzes aren't too hard and give around 200 points (if all questions are answered correctly). Then let the kids save their points for a prize from the Prize Library!



TD Bank Summer Reading Program for Kids

It’s easy! Here’s what participating kids need to do:

1. Read 10 books this summer. See suggestions.
2. Print out the Summer Reading Form
3. Write down the names of the books they've read
4. Take the form to the nearest TD Bank
5. Watch $10 be deposited into a new or existing Young Saver Account