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Summer Reading Programs

Reading to children has repeatedly shown to improve logical thinking, concentration, general academic aptitude, and more, all while inspiring a true love of reading! Don’t let the summer slip away without engaging your children in these local summer reading programs — most offer special incentives and prizes!

Prince William County Summer Reading Program
Kids and adults alike can join in the reading fun this summer! Come in a share what you are reading to earn awesome prizes. Be sure to stop in each week to participate in the Weekly Challenge for a chance to win even more prizes. The adventure begins June 19, 2017.

Scrawl Books Summer Reading Challenge
Reston’s very own Indie bookstore is helping kids kick-off their summer reading this year! Stop into their Reston Town Center storefront to pick up a summer reading challenge card. When the card is complete, bring it back for a free surprise gift!

Fairfax County Summer Reading Challenge
Preschoolers through high schoolers are invited to “Read for the Win” with Fairfax County Public Library this summer. Register online beginning on June 23, 2017, and read, read, read for a chance to earn a coupon book full of great prizes including free and discounted items!

Loudoun County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program
Readers, get ready to go on a fun library adventure this summer with Loudoun County Public Library. Grab a challenge card from the library, complete the necessary tasks, and be entered into a drawing to win a free Kindle. There will be four winners from every branch, and the fun begins on June 10, 2017!

Arlington County Public Library
Arlington County Public Libraries have a little something for everyone this summer! When it comes to reading, they’ve got you covered with reading lists and activities for children through adults! With various events and prizes for different age groups, individuals can track their summer reading online, earn money towards the rebuilding of the Petit-Goave Library in Haiti, and of course, enjoy tons of new and favorite books! Go to your local library starting June 3, 2017, and get signed up!

DC Public Library Summer Reading
Step up to the plate for some summer reading with The Washington Nationals and the DC Public Libraries! Once again, these two organizations have partnered up to bring children 6- to 18-years of age a great incentive to read throughout the summer! Sign up for this summer reading program at any one of the 26 DC Public Libraries! Once completed, children will receive a ticket voucher valid for two free tickets to a Nationals game for the upcoming season! There’s never been a better time to catch reading fever!

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Triathlon
Read 8 books of your choice this summer and record it in your reading journal that you can get online. Bring your journal into their local B&N store to choose a free book to keep! Find your local store to get started; bring your reading journal in anytime between May 16 and September 5, 2017.

Books-A-Million Summer Reading Program 
Go on an exciting summer adventure with Books-A-Million (BAM)! Ready to get your child reading during school break, students can read any four books on the BAM Summer Reading Challenge list (available both in-store and online), complete the Summer Reading Challenge Journal, and return it to a participating Books-A-Million for a free prize. This year, participants will receive a Maze Runner series water bottle!

Chuck E. Cheese’s Reading Rewards
Chuck E. Cheese’s provides a variety of rewards calendars – including Reading Rewards – that are redeemable for free tokens on your next visit! Just download the calendar, mark the days off with a pen or sticker as your child accomplishes their goals and bring in the completed calendars to Chuck E. Cheese’s to receive ten free tokens.
*Food purchase is required for redemption.

Scholastic Summer Reading Program
If you’re up for a fantastic reading challenge, then get ready to embark on the Scholastic Summer Reading Program! Kids can read and log their minutes through September 8, 2017, with a chance to unlock new stories and earn cool rewards.

Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Summer Reading Challenge
BOOK IT!, sponsored by Pizza Hut, offers plenty of meaningful reading opportunities for children to enjoy throughout the summer! Download tons of summer printables, book-related activities, and more directly from their site. With suggestions on how to avoid the academic “summer slide,” children will be interested and excited to read all season long!

TD Bank Summer Reading Program
Invest, literally, in your child’s love of reading! With the TD Bank Summer Reading Program rewards, children from Kindergarten to 5th grade who read ten books during the summer will earn a $10 deposit into a new or an existing Young Saver account.

Sylvan Book Adventure
Kids in kindergarten through 8th grade will love creating their very own reading program with Sylvan Book Adventure! After reading a self-selected book, children can visit the site, take a quiz on what they’ve read, and earn cool prizes. Sign up and use Sylvan’s database to search for your first book today. Summer Learning Series
Find all kinds of fun summer resources at! Each week, find a variety of worksheets, activities, and lessons for kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade!

Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last minute cancellations and changes that might not be reflected in this post. Please, always confirm by calling/clicking.

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