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.
Local Summer Reading Programs
Multnomah County Library
The Multnomah County Library’s summer reading program begins June 14 and runs until August 31. It is broken into age groups: birth-8th grade, and grades 9-12.
Washington County Library
There is something for everyone with the Washington County Library reading program for kids and teens. Starting June 1, can 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 is available at the Oak Lodge Library.
Kids ands teens will receive freebies for just signing up. Completed Reading Logs can be turned in between July 13 and August 31 for gift cards, a Trail Blazers ticket and more fun prizes. See the full list of prizes here.
Adults (readers age 18+) receive a free book voucher from the Friends of the Oak Lodge Library Bookstore in the library. Readers track the books they read or listen to, and are entered into weekly and grand prize drawings throughout the summer.
Fort Vancouver Regional Library and Vancouver Community Library
National Summer Reading Programs
Amazon Summer Reading Challenge
Kids up to 14 years old or 8th grade will receive a Star Reader Certificate and $1 off your next book purchase at Amazon Books when they read any 8 books this summer. Keep track and bring your list into Amazon Books by September 8.
The only participating Amazon Books location near Portland is at Washington Square Mall.
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. Bring the completed journal to a local Barnes & Noble between August 1 and 31 and your child will pick a free book from a select collection.
Teens can participate in the Barnes & Noble YA Book Club happening every second Thursday of the month, starting in June. To sign up for the monthly events, visit the YA Book Club page.
Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards
Have your kid fill out this reading reward calendar and bring it in to a local Chuck E. Cheese’s for 10 free play points. A food purchase is required to redeem the prize. The offer is valid through December 31, 2019.
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