Looking for a fun reading program to keep your kids on track this summer? Or maybe you are looking to keep yourself on top of new releases and the classics. Portland libraries and national companies offer prizes for kids, teens and adults. Find the right summer reading program for your family.
Portland Summer Reading Programs
Multnomah County Library
The Multnomah County Library’s Build a Better World summer reading program begins June 16 and runs until August 31. It is broken into age groups: birth-8th grade, and grades 9-12.
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading
Kids grades 1st to 6th get a FREE book when they read 8 books and record them in the summer reading journal. The program begins May 16 and runs to September 5. Bring the completed journal to a local Barnes & Noble between the given dates and your child will pick a free book from a select collection.
Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards
Have your child fill out this reading reward calendar and bring it in to a local Chuck E. Cheese’s for 10 FREE tokens. A food purchase is required to redeem the prize. The offer is valid through December, 31, 21017.
Book Adventure by Sylvan Learning (Online)
With Sylvan’s Book Adventure, K-8 students can earn prizes for reading books and then taking quizzes to earn points. Make sure you have your library card ready or get books at your favorite bookstore. The site’s Book Finder will help you choose books, categorized by grade level, difficulty and interest. You can also look up a book your child has already read to see if there is a quiz for it. Almost 8,000 books are in the database.
More Summer Reading Programs Nearby
Washington County Library
There is something for everyone with the Washington County Library reading program. Kids, teens and adults can participate. Starting June 1, win great prizes just for reading. You’ll get one free general admission ticket to a Portland Thorns or Timbers T2 soccer game and other prizes just for signing up. Go to your nearest Washington County Library to sign up.
Clackamas County Library
Starting June 1 until August 31, kids, teens and adults are invited to keep a reading log to win prizes and attend fun reading events at the library. Sign up at your nearest library and see the prize list.