2017 Guide to Summer Reading Challenges at Des Moines Businesses - dsm4kids.com

2017 Guide to Summer Reading Challenges at Des Moines Businesses

Yesterday, we provided you a list of summer reading programs at local libraries.  Summer reading is also encouraged by several businesses in the Des Moines area. Similar to the library programs, kids can earn terrific prizes and incentives after completing their specified reading goals. Here’s where you can find a summer reading program at a local business in the Des Moines area.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

Dates: May 16 – September 5, 2017

Details: The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is here to help you on your way, encouraging you to read books of your own choosing and earn a FREE book, simply by following these three easy steps:

  1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (English or Español). Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
  2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 16th and September 5th, 2017.
  3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.

Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards

Dates: Ongoing

Details: Children can earn 10 FREE tokens once they’ve read every day for two full weeks. Download Chuck E. Cheese’s Reading Rewards Calendar and other reward charts on their website. Mark the days off with a pen or sticker as your child accomplishes their reading goals. Take the completed calendar to a participating Chuck E. Cheese’s and receive the free tokens.

Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Program

Dates: June & July, redeem by August 31, 2017

Details: Kids 14 and under read 15 minutes a day for a month in June and July. (Grown-ups may read aloud to kids who are still learning.) Complete the reading log provided on Half Price Book’s website to track minutes. Once your child has read 300 or more minutes, take the log to a local store to claim their Bookworm Bucks on or before August 31, 2017.

Scholastic Summer Challenge

Dates: May 8th – September 10th, 2017

Details: Scholastic has a Summer Reading Challenge where kids read and then create an online account to record the minutes they’ve read during the summer. As they complete weekly reading challenges on the site, they spin the Prize Wheel to win digital prizes including eBook & Audio Book chapters and virtual badges.  Kids can participate with a group like their school, local library or other organization or they can sign up individually.

Sylvan Book Adventure

Dates: Ongoing

Details:  Sylvan’s reading program called Book Adventure is a FREE reading incentive program for K-8 students. Kids create an on-line account, read books, take a comprehension quiz and earn points. They redeem points for prizes. This reading program is ongoing, all year around.



Do you have a favorite summer reading program at a local business in Des Moines? Tell us about it in the comments section below. 

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