Works For Me Wednesday- Summer Reading Program

works for me wednesday at we are that family If you stopped by my house at any given moment when the six year old is not in school you would most likely find her with her nose in a book. Like walking around holding an open book running into walls oblivious to anything going on around her. I swear the house could blow down around her and she would be sitting in the middle of it with a book open to page 11. She is a girl after her mama’s heart.

Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of her voracious reading ways. Much like my tendency to take advantage of as many vacation bible schools for my family and call them “camp”, I also like to make my way around town to all the libraries and book stores doing summer reading programs. Cause if she is going to read, or I am going to be reading (the same book over and over to the 3 year old), we might as well get free stuff for it. And these summer reading programs really pay off!!

In the interest of laziness brevity I don’t need to reinvent the wheel and list all the summer reading programs when my brilliant friend Jen, aka Big Binder, has already done it for you. And what is that fantastic looking carnival she linked up her post to? That looks like the perfect carnival to participate in every Thursday. Ahem. But seriously, all the cool kids are doing it.

For more tips, head over to We Are That Family.


  1. Thanks for the link to the list. That Half Price Books deal is great – a $3 store credit each week — and $3 goes a long way at the Half Price Books!
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  2. Just had to share about the one time Clare was reading a book while walking behind me in a grocery store parking lot (I had my eye on her or so I thought). She walked right into a pole with her nose in her book. I could do nothing buy laugh, and she was super embarrassed thinking someone from school might have saw it happen.

    Read on & hopefully we’ll see you around town at a library event!

  3. We’ve already been to the library several times this summer. I love how they have a summer reading program for the kids to encourage them to read. Our church does the same thing with a different theme each year.

    There is a program called Book Adventure, sponsored by Sylvan Learning Center, where kids can take quizzes on the books they’ve read (5-10 questions) and earn points. Parents can set up their own rewards for their children or use existing ones. I used this with my kids when they were little and they loved it. They have extensive book list that you can use to select books in a particular interest area.

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  4. I found out our library has an ADULT summer reading program as well as a kids program, with fun drawings for prizes! It’s not just for kids!

  5. I LIVED for summer reading programs as a kid!!! I can’t wait until my son is a bit older so I can do them with him :)

  6. We LOVE our summer reading program! It’s the highlight of our summer. Somehow those ridiculous cheap ‘made in China’ prizes hold incredible motivational powers. :-)

  7. Meryl van der Merwe says:

    Thanks for that list. On Tuesday I took my daughter to Barnes and Noble to pick up her free book – but I had no idea about the Borders program! None of the others are near us unfortunately.

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