08kidsDuring the summer months, it is important for students to retain the skills learned during the school year. Here are some free summer reading programs for your child that will help keep those skills going.

1. DOGOBooks Summer Reading Program Kids are invited to read books and share their reviews of the books. The top 10 reviewers will win a book prize pack, and the next 25 top reviewers will be eligible to win a $10 gift card. Find out more at www.dogobooks.com.

2. Barnes and Noble’s Summer Reading Kids can read any eight books and record them in the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Journal, which is available online or in stores. Once readers complete the journal, they can take it back to the store to choose a book from the free book list. Learn more at www.barnesandnoble.com/h/summer-reading.

3. Chuck E. Cheese’s Reading Rewards Calendar Download a Reading Rewards calendar, which requires your child to read each day for two weeks. They can then turn the calendar into your local Chuck E. Cheese for 10 free game tokens. Read more details at www.chuckecheese.com/kids-corner/rewards-calendars.

4. Scholastic’s Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Give Back Kids can log summer reading minutes to earn digital prizes. Children participating in the challenge can help unlock a giveaway of 200,000 books from Scholastic in collaboration with United Way to kids in need across the country. Learn more about it at www.scholastic.com/summer/home.

5. Half Price Books Feed Your Brain In June and July, kids 14 and under can earn a $5 coupon by reading at least 300 minutes a month and tracking their minutes on a reading calendar. Get more information at www.halfpricebooks.com/fyb.

6. Book Adventure Kids K-8 read books that include 7,000 titles and take a short quiz to earn points. The points can be redeemed for virtual prizes. Find out more at http://bookadventure.com.

7. Reading Rewards Customize a reading incentive program and set up personalized reading goals for your children. Then, allow your kids to buy rewards in the reward store created by you. Learn more at www.readingrewards.com.

8. Sync Summer Reading Program for Teens This is a summer reading program established for teens 13 and older that will get them two free audiobooks each week through July 25. Each week, there will be a current young adult book that teens will be able to download for free. Find out how it works at www.audiobooksync.com.

9. Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center The summer reading program is for readers of all ages. Stop by any library branch and pick up a reading record. Summer programs include visits from Pete the Cat and Clifford the Big Red Dog and the use of STEM kits involving crafts, experiments and more. Teens and adults are eligible for prizes and drawings for gift cards as they progress toward their reading goals. Learn more at http://cumberland.lib.nc.libguides.com/src.

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