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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer 2017 Reading Programs in and around Louisville, KY

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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!

A Reader's Corner - Check in with this local bookstore this summer for storytimes and other reading information and incentives.

Barnes and Noble - Beginning May 16, when your child in grades 1 through 6 fills out the completed Summer Reading Triathlon journal, he/she is eligible for a free book! They are celebrating over 20 years of summer reading!

Louisville Free Public Library - The return of the Super-Readers! The kick-off event is June 3 from 10am-1pm at the Main Library.
You can register your child online for summer reading. Prizes for completing their reading log typically includes a cool backpack and free passes to many attractions around the city and state.

Click here for Oldham County library reading fun!
Click here for Shelby County library reading fun!

Bullitt County Public Library - On your mark, get set, READ! This is a free program to help children and teens combat the summer slide. For children, there are stories, crafts, and other activities. All participants are awarded coupons and prizes.

Carmichael’s Kid’s Summer Book Club - This local business has a kick-off event on June 4. They have a reading program throughout the summer and reading clubs!

Chuck E Cheese Reading Program - Click on the Kids Corner, then Activities and Downloads to find the Read With Chuck E. tab. You can get information about the reading program (which runs all year) at your local Chuck E. Cheese.

Half Price Books - The Feed Your Brain summer reading program usually starts on June 1 and runs through the end of July. Kids can earn Bookworm Bucks.

LifeWay - Summer reading quest Challenge: Read six books over the course of the summer and memorize six Scripture verses. 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 -  2017 Summer Reading Club Events.  They have a bunch of special programs throughout the summer and you can learn all about it at their June 3 kick off event.

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 - Happy Camper summer reading adventure. 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. 

Sylvan Learning Center's Book Adventure - Register your child on the website. Then, children will take quizzes over books they've read and exchange their quiz points for prizes. This reading incentive program is year-long.

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!

Read It Down - Have fines on your children's library accounts? Step into the library where kids and teens can read their fines down! Check out more about the program here

Happy reading and prize earning!

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