Summer Reading Programs


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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!

Loudoun County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program
Get ready for an out-of-this-world adventure. Beginning June 10, 2019, ramp up your reading, discover more of the library’s resources and explore your community. With this year’s “Explore Your Universe” theme, patrons can expect plenty of space-related programs for all ages. Children, teens, and adults can get in the game by completing challenges all summer long. There are also chances to complete challenges by visiting one of Loudoun’s parks and museums.

Arlington County Public Libraries Summer Reading Challenge
Join the Arlington Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Challenge in partnership with the Washington Nationals. Attend fun events and read your way to cool prizes, including tickets to a Nationals game!

DC Public Libraries Summer Challenge
Kids, teens, adults, and even babies can get in on the fun this summer by participating in DC Public Library’s Summer Challenge. Did you know that reading just 20 minutes each day keeps your mind active and engaged over the summer? Participating is as easy as reading a book, magazine, blog, or website. Just read 20 minutes a day, log your progress, and win prizes!

Prince William County Libraries Summer Reading Program
Kids of all ages, infants-Grade 5, and Grade 6-12, can join in the reading fun this summer! Share what you are reading to earn awesome prizes and be sure to stop in for the Weekly Challenge for a chance to win even more prizes. The next adventure begins from June 11, 2019!

Fairfax County Libraries Summer Reading Challenge
Details coming soon!

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program
Visit a Barnes & Noble, share your school’s required reading list and get a free tall hot or iced coffee from the cafe. Visit their site and find special summer curated reading lists for all ages and interests.

Books-A-Million Summer Reading Program 
Kids are invited to read any four books from the Books-A-Million Summer Reading Challenge list and receive a free drawstring backpack!

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
The Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge is a free program designed to be both educational and fun to help prevent the effects of the summer slide — the learning losses that can occur during the summer months. Over the course of 18 weeks, kids can enter their summer reading minutes online, unlocking digital rewards as they complete weekly reading challenges and access book excerpts, videos, and other summer-exclusive content.

BOOK IT! Summer Reading Challenge
BOOK IT!, sponsored by Pizza Hut, offers plenty of meaningful opportunities for children to enjoy reading throughout the summer, and of course, be rewarded handsomely with pizza!

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.


Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last-minute cancellations; always confirm by calling/clicking.


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