Summer Reading Programs 4 Kids at Des Moines Area Businesses -

Summer Reading Programs 4 Kids at Des Moines Area Businesses

Summer Reading is encouraged by local businesses across the Des Moines area. Kids earn terrific prizes and incentives after completing their reading goals at these businesses.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

Read any eight books May 19th through September 7th and record them in the Reading Journal provided on the Summer Reading web page. Take the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store. Choose a FREE Book from their selection on the Reading Journal list at the store.

Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards

Children can earn 10 FREE tokens after they have read every day for two weeks. Download and print a Reading Rewards Calendar, mark the days off with a pen or sticker as your child accomplishes their goals and then take it with you to Chuck E. Cheese for redemption.

Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Program

Kids in 8th grade 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 their website to track minutes. Once your child has read 300 or more minutes, take the log to a local HPB to claim their Bookworm Bucks.  High school students can read a book each month in June and July and write a short review. Skip the reading log and take your review to your local HPB to claim Bookworm Bucks.

PBS Kids Summer Reading Camp

PBS has teamed up with to offer Summer Reading Adventures. They have everything you need to host ten fun weeks of reading camp. There is a new theme each week with topics like bugs, heros, music, animals and more.

Pizza Hut Book It! Program

Kids can join the the Wimpy Kid gang for the BOOK IT! Summer Reading Challenge, an online interactive reading program that encourages kids in grades K-6 to read throughout the summer. This exciting new program launches June 22nd and will end on August 15th.

Pottery Barn Kids

Visit a local store to sign up thru August 27th. They offer FREE Story Time for kids on Tuesday at 11:00 am. After kids attend five Story Times, they get a FREE gift. Plus, throughout the summer families are invited to read each book at the weekly story time. Kids receive a FREE book after they finish reading all the books on the list.

Scholastic Summer Challenge

Scholastic has a Summer Reading Challenge where kids read and then go online to record the minutes they’ve read during the summer. They’ll also be able to take weekly challenges to earn rewards. This summer reading programs runs May 4th through September 4th, 2015.

Sylvan Book Adventure

Sylvan’s reading program called Book Adventure is a FREE reading incentive program for K-8 students. They read books, take a comprehension quiz and earn points. They redeem points for prizes. This summer reading program is ongoing, all year around.



How will you encourage your kids to read this summer?  Let us know in the Comments below.

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