2019 Summer Reading Programs
When it comes to summer, reading may not be the first thing—or even in the top ten things—kids have in mind! But that does not have to be the case! Have you ever heard of the “summer slide?”
Summer is an important time for students to keep reading and improve their language skills. If your child does not read regularly over the summer, they usually see a decline in their reading ability when school starts back up.
The “summer slide” can be avoided by ensuring that your child is reading every day. Encourage your children to read books they enjoy for at least 30 minutes each day. If you allow them choice in what they read, they are more likely to enjoy reading. You can also check out one of the summer reading programs listed below.
Georgia’s Summer Reading Challenge
Students are challenged to read 15-30 minutes daily and encouraged to set a summer reading goal based on grade levels:
K-2: 10 Books
3-5: 8 Chapter Books
6-12: 5 Fiction and 5 Non-Fiction Books
Just visit the Find a Book, Georgia website and make a Summer Reading Pledge. Then use the site to find book recommendations throughout the summer, all tailored to a student’s interests and reading level.
FREE Online Resources
Through a partnership between Get Georgia Reading – Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and myON, all educators, librarians, students and parents in Georgia have free access to thousands of enhanced digital books available in myON through August 31, 2019.
To log in for free:
Go to www.myON.com and click the myON Login button.
Enter the following login information:
School Name: Get Georgia Reading, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
*Don’t cut and paste, Begin typing the first few letters and select from the drop-down menu.
User Name: fayetteounty (change this to reflect the county you live in)
Amazon Summer Reading Program
Read 8 books this summer. Keep track of them through September 10. After that, you will receive a certificate and a free book. Find out all the details here.
Audiobook Sync is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high-interest titles, based on weekly themes.
Barnes and Noble
Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program is back to give young readers the opportunity to earn a free book by following these three easy steps:
2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between August 1st and August 31st, 2019. Click here to find a Store.
3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured in the journal.
For more information on summer reading for all ages, visit BN.com/SummerReadingand click your child’s age category! You can also follow along on social using the hashtag #BookYourSummer.
Books a Million
Choose any 4 books from the Summer Adventure section in-store or online. Write about the books you read on the Summer Adventure Reading Journal. Show your completed journal to a store associate to get your free Diary of a Wimpy Kid drawstring backpack. You can get all the information here.
Through December 31, 2019, Chuck E. Cheese will reward kids for good behavior with its calendars. Download a Reading Rewards Calendar and your child can mark off each day what he or she reads. When the calendar is full, which takes two weeks, turn it into your local Chuck E. Cheese for 10 free game tokens. The cool thing is you can reprint a new calendar and start again!
Get all the details here and check out some other cool rewards calendars.
Read & Win Prizes! How it works…
Join and add your favorite books to your summer reading log.
Read books and write as many original reviews as you can.
The more reviews you write, the higher your chances of winning.
Ten (10) participants who review the most books will be eligible to win a Prize Pack of the eight books shown here. The next twenty-five (25) participants with the most reviews will be eligible to win a $10 Gift Card.
For complete details, refer to their website.
Lifeway Summer Reading Program
Join the 2019 summer reading adventure, hosted by Doug, the Slug, and Sparky, the Bug, of Slugs & Bugs, June 3 to Aug. 31. They want to help you and your family promote the love of reading in your home. This program is geared toward grades 1 through 6 and even toddlers, ages 1 to 5, but all are welcome to join in the adventure.
Be sure to check out your local library to find out what program they have for the summer.
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. Find out more here.
Everyone agrees that summer reading is important for kids – and we want to make it a bit more fun! Our Summer Reading Program encourages reading and also helps children learn about saving money.
Kids in grades K-5 can participate by following these easy steps:
Read 10 books this summer
Print out the Summer Reading Form here
Write down the names of the books read on the form
Take the form to the nearest TD Bank . Find a location here.
Receive $10 in a new or existing TD Simple Savings account.
If you know of other reading programs we have missed, please let us know!