Summer Reading Programs


Summer Reading Programs around Louisville

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

Summer is almost here and there are local and national programs available for free to get you and your kids reading. Choose one or participate in all of them! 

Plan times when you and your child can read together. Even as kids get older, you can read along side of them. I am not the most avid reader but I know that when my kids see me free, I am modeling for them what I expect of them. 

Summer Reading Programs Louisville

Barnes and Noble – Programs for kids and teen. Download the log and read to earn a free book. It is for kids in grades 1-6. 

Louisville Free Public Library – A 10 week program for kids (birth up!) to teens. Register online. Get information about the Louisville Cultural Pass by clicking here.

Summer Reading & Cultural Pass Kickoff party, Saturday, June 03, 2023. This kickoff event will take place at the Main Library and feature FREE crafts, activities, performances and MORE from the Library and participating Cultural Pass venues. Sign-up for Summer Reading and Cultural Pass will be available on-site.

Click here for Oldham County library reading fun! 

Bullitt County Public Library – SummerQuest 2023, June 1st-July 31st. They have a program for adults and kids

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

Half Price Books – Summer Reading Camp – June 1 through July 31, receive reading lists and fun activities to keep your kiddos busy all summer long and earn $5 Bookworm Bucks in June and July. You can sign up online or go to a HPB location and pick up a reading log. 


New Albany-Floyd County Public Library – Camp Creativity 2023 June 1- July 31 for all ages. 

Pizza Hut’s Book It Program – A FREE reading incentive program for grades PreK-6, classrooms, parents, and homeschool families. Camp Book It is their summer program. You track your child’s reading online and when your child meets their goal, they will receive their certificate for a Personal Pan Pizza in your email. 

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge – Log the minutes they read and earn virtual rewards as they go. Kids can earn donations for books for other kids who have limited resources. 

Additional educational opportunities:

The Cultural Pass Program – This popular program returns. These FREE programs and resources are especially fun in the summer even if they go virtual!

Louisville Cultural Pass

Happy reading and prize earning!

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