Summer reading helps kids and teens retain and enhance their reading skills while school is out. Below is a list of FREE summer reading programs that offer freebies like FREE books, cash, and movie tickets when you participate. Programs are available for kids as young as newborn up to age 18.
Kids in grades 1 through 6 can get a FREE book from Barnes & Noble when they participate in their Summer Reading Program. Just complete the form here and take it to your local store when finished. Program runs 5/16/17 through 9/5/17.
Read any four books from their summer reading section in-stores or online (kids, teens) then complete the journal here and take to a store to receive a FREE Maze Runner water bottle. They do not mention when this ends or for what ages this is for, but all the books appear to be for older kids.
Students in grades Kindergarten through 12 can earn up to $10 ($2 per book) during Cap Com Credit Unions Fall, Winter and Summer Reading Programs (up to $30 per year). Cap Com FFC has 16 locations in the Syracuse, NY area.
Kids can get 10 FREE tokens when they read every day for two weeks. Just fill out the calendar here and take to a participating location. Food purchase is required. Limit one free token offer per day. This offer is available year round. Click here to find a location near you.
Kids ages 14 and under can earn $5 in Bookworm Bucks in June and July by reading 15 minutes per day and bringing their completed reading log into a store. Limit one reward per person, per month. Ends 8/31/17. Click here to find a location near you.
Most local libraries offer summer reading programs and may provide prizes and other incentives for your child’s participation. Contact your local library for more details.
Kids who read 5 books will receive a FREE kids meal. This program runs year round. Click here to find a location near you.
Bookworm Wednesdays entitles kids to FREE admission to a select children’s film when they present a book report at a participating Cinema de Lux, Showcase, or Multiplex Cinemas box office. Kids under 6 and parents with a participant will also be free. Click here to find a location near you.
This year round program is a fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read, and earn prizes for their reading success. Prizes include a 3 month Highlights magazine subscription, candy bar, temporary tattoos, CD, and books.
SYNC is a FREE summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Returning April 27, 2017 SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Each download will be available for 7 days.
Kids in grades K-5 can get a FREE $10 added to their new or existing TD Bank Young Savers Account when they read 10 books this summer. Offer valid 6/1/17 to 8/31/17. Click here to find a location near you.