Wednesday, June 8, 2011

summer reading programs

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Boy have we been busy lately! But don't be too sad about our blogging absence, it's because we're working on so many fun new things for the shop.

Let me tell you, there are so many great programs going on right now encouraging summer reading. Here's a quick run down of some programs from major retailers, most of them involving free books or other rewards!

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading
Grades 1-6 - earn free book from selected titles by reading 8 books & turning in completed journal to B&N store before 9/6/11. Information here.

Borders Summer Reading
Kids 12 and under earn free book from selected titles by reading 10 books & turning in completed form to Borders store between 6/1/11 and 9/5/11. Information here.

Half Price Books Summer Reading
Kids 14 and under earn $5 Back to School Bucks by reading at least 600 minutes in June & July. Turn in reading log July 25-Aug 7 to receive reward. Information here.

Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading
Kids 10 years and under complete one of the reading lists to earn a free book. 5/31/11-8/24/11 See the list here.

TD Bank Summer Reading
Kids 18 and under read 10 books to earn $10 to be deposited into their TD Bank Young Saver account (or used to open a new one). Form must be returned to local TD Bank location. Information here.

Chuck E. Cheese Summer Reading
Kids earn 10 free tokens for reading every day for 2 weeks. There are other rewards charts available at this link, as well. Limit 1 redemption per day. Information here.

Kids Bowl Free
Kids within age limits specified by participating bowling centers can receive 2 free games a day, all summer long. Information here.

PBS Kids Summer Reading Challenge
A free 6 week program to help kids discover the joy of reading. Chances to win prizes daily. Information here. 

Check back tomorrow for information about the Second Story Window 2011 Summer Reading Challenge where each child can earn a free game from our shop by reading 10 new books.

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