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2023 Free Summer Reading Programs

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A big list of summer reading programs has been Updated for 2023 to include some programs that may not be free but are excellent. This year we have included a homeschool program with excellent printables you can use.

Those names with a line drawn through them are active links but the site has not been updated yet for 2023. I didn’t want to exclude them as they have been active in the previous years.

Avoid Brain Drain by enrolling your kids in Free Summer Reading Programs. Many offer rewards. Our Summer Reading Program lists is updated yearly and includes free reading programs, recommended books for all ages and websites for all ages with resources. #summerreading #summerreadingprograms #kidssummeractivities

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Check your local library for the All Together Now program

Get the details for your local library from your local library.

  • Download or Print Reading Logs
  • Earn Prizes

Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program

  • Free printables including; puzzles, Dot-to-dot, coloring pages, mazes, finger puppets and more
  • School registration is open now for grades K-6 including a Homeschool program
  • Connect to a list of literary excursions to take your kids on this summer
  • A free summer reading program for Pre-k-6th grade

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading for Kids

  • Answer a few questions from reading 8 books onto a free downloadable journal
  • Receive a free reading adventure from the list provided
2019 Summer Reading Programs for Kids #summerreading

Scholastic Summer Reading

  • Read and log minutes
  • Unlock activities and earn rewards
  • Enter to win books

Sylvan Book Adventure

This program has evolved and while it is a good program, it is not free.

  • K-8 Read books and earn prizes
  • Fun online quiz for recommended books
  • Interactive Reading program

Books-A-Million Summer Reading Challenge

  • Download the reading journal
  • Read any four books from the list
  • Receive free pencils and a case

Half Price Books Summer Reading Program

  • Read 6 books and memorize 6 scriptures
  • Turn in a downloadable journal
  • Download a free bookmark and journal
  • Receive a free book and a Bible

Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays (Regional)

  • Present a book report
  • Receive free admission to select children’s movies
  • Accompanying parents or guardians and children under six years of age also receive free admission
Easy DIY Bookmarks to craft with the kids


  • A Free Summer Audio Book program for teens 13+
  • Download 2 free audiobooks per week
  • Available for IOS®, Android™, Kindle®, and Windows Phone®, as well as for Windows and Mac desktop platform

Sonlight Summer Reading

  • Designed for homeschoolers
  • Great resource with lots of free printable incentives

DOGO Books

  • Read & Review 3 books
  • Earn one free book
  • Can repeat the process multiple times
  • A review is simply a comment form on the site

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

  • The goal is to read 1,000 books to your child before they start kindergarten
  • Yes, you can repeat books
  • Free printable log sheets
  • Milestone encouragement
  • Certificate of completion
  • Printable list of recommended books

Chuck E. Cheese’s

  • Reading Rewards Free Printable

    Department of Defense Summer Reading

    • Military Family reading program
    • Register to win prizes
    • Log reading and activities

    More Reading Resources

    Free Read Aloud Sites

    • Storyline Online  (children’s literacy website streaming imaginatively produced videos featuring actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations) Screen Actor’s Guild
    • Just Books Read Aloud   (Children’s books read aloud by enthusiastic readers)
    • Before you get everyone started on their summer reading list, take a few minutes and make some of these DIY Bookmarks to inspire interest! 

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    1. Wow, who knew there were so many reading programs! This is a great resource list for parents to get their kids reading this summer.

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