2011 Summer Reading Programs for Kids

Teachers say it over, over, and over again right before summer break “Keep your kids reading over summer break.” Public libraries have offered summer reading programs for years and now bookstores are trying to encourage kids to read over the summer by offering their own summer reading programs. Do you want to know the best thing about the summer reading programs offered by bookstores? Here is a look at some of the great summer reading programs designed to help keep your child reading this summer.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading — Imaginations Destination

The 2011 Barnes and Noble Summer Reading program is titled Imaginations Destination and allows kids to earn a free book when they read eight books this summer.

Participating in the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading program is easy. Kids read eight books and record them in their Reading Journal. They then take the completed journal to their local Barnes and Noble store where they turn it in and are able to choose a free book from the book list.

You can learn more about the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading program Imaginations Destination by visiting the Barnes and Noble website.

National Amusements Bookworm Wednesday

National Amusements Movie Theaters offer a fun summer reading program for kids with their Bookworm Wednesday program. With Bookworm Wednesdays kids can earn free admission to select movies by turning a book report into the theater. Parents and children under the age of six are also admitted for free when accompanying a child who has written a book report.

The 2011 Bookworm Wednesday will run from July 6th to August 10th with movies beginning at 10 AM. Among the movies that will be shown on Bookworm Wednesdays are Megamind, Shrek Forever After, and How to Train Your Dragon.

You can visit the National Amusements website to learn more about their Bookworm Wednesday programs.

Half-Price Books Feed Your Brain

For those who have participated in the Half-Price Books Feed Your Brain program in the past you will see that things are a little bit different this year. In the past participants were awarded weekly for their reading but this year there will be one prize in the end.

With the Half-Price Books Feed Your Brain reading program kids age fourteen and under are to read fifteen minutes each day during June and July, which they are to record on their reading log. Then between July 25th and August 7th turn in your completed reading log to earn a $5 Back-to-School Bucks Summer Reading Reward.

You can learn more about the Half-Price Books Feed Your Brain summer reading program by visiting the Half-Price Books website.