Summer Reading Programs

summer reading programs

Summer Reading Programs around Louisville

Help your kids prevent the dreaded “summer slide” by participating in a dozen+ free summer reading programs and other educational fun over the summer months! Remember, any parent or caregiver who reads to a child counts for those younger ones!

Barnes and Noble – Programs for kids and teen. Download the log and read to earn a free book.

Louisville Free Public Library – STEAM Team! 10 week program for kids (birth up!) to teens. Participants who read 20 books together will receive a super-cute robot backpack and passes to area attractions. Register online.

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Bullitt County Public Library – Sign up for their summer reading program to earn prizes. Also, participate in the Cultural Pass Program.

Carmichael’s Kid’s Summer Book Club – Summer reading BINGO! June 1 – Aug 5.

Chuck E Cheese Reading Program – The reading program runs all year, just click the link to download the form.

Half Price Books – The Feed Your Brain summer reading program runs through June and July. Kids can earn Bookworm Bucks.

LifeWay – Download the journal, track reading. For kids age 1 through 6th grade Reward: Turn in a completed summer reading journal at your local LifeWay store to earn a free book and a new free Bible.

New Albany-Floyd County Public Library –  For ages 0-21, read to earn prizes. Also, participate int the Cultural Pass program.

Pizza Hut’s Book It Program – Reading program for kids in grades K-6.  For the summer reading program, they have downloadable activities that go along with certain books.  Find those books at the library and then do the activities with your kids – that’s fun! But, Book It runs through your school so if you think it’s interesting, check it out for future enrollment.

 photo IMG_7853_zpstlxdtoew.jpgScholastic Summer Reading Challenge – Students must be registered by an educator. Kids sign in and log the minutes they read and earn prizes as they go. There are also links for educators and parents with helpful information such as book lists and other activities.
Additional educational opportunities:

The Cultural Pass Program – This popular program returns – Information can be found at any Louisville Free Public Library location.Our recent LFPL Library spring break article has a ton of awesome links to educational fun that goes on all year long. These FREE programs and resources are especially fun in the summer!

Happy reading and prize earning!

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