Summer Reading Programs 2015

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Summer, the time when kids are out of school and looking for things to do!   Here is the biggest list of Summer Reading programs 2015 for Eastern Washington and Oregon state. I have teamed up with Frugal Living NW, and Thrifty NW Mom, with each of us tackling one region each in the Pacific Northwest.

NATIONAL Summer Reading Programs for 2015

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program: Kids earn a FREE book when they read and write down 8 books!  Click the link above for more information and to download the reading journal. If you need inspiration for what books to read this summer, look here!

Book It! Program: (June 22-August 14, 2015)

The countdown to summer is on and we want to help slow the dreaded “summer slide” by making sure that reading is an integral part of summer activities. Students will once again find a cool, interactive experience beginning in June. The more they read, the more prizes they can earn.  Printables and book plugs are available, too!

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge(May 4-Sept 4, 2015) Log in your reading minutes to the Scholastic site and your child will be able to participate in a World Record challenge as well as be entered in a chance for virtual rewards.  You will also be entered to win free books!

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Chuck E CheeseRead 2 weeks in a row and receive 10 free tokens.  Food purchase is required.

 

 

Book AdventureSylvan offers this FREE reading incentive program. Your child reads books and then takes a simple comprehension quiz to make sure they understood what they read.  The quiz is usually about 10 questions long.  They earn points based on how much they remember from reading the book.  There are hundreds of books to choose from in all reading levels.  These are common books that can be found at your local library.  Once they have earned enough points they can trade them in for some really neat prizes!

TD Bank Summer Reading Program: Read and keep track of 10 books this summer and your child will get $10 added to their Young Saver Account FREE!

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American Girl:  This summer, are you excited to escape into a story? Or learn about yourself and the world around you? American Girl can prep you for pages of fun with ideas, quizzes, events, and more!  Select stores will have events from May 1-August 26.   As an added bonus, through August 26, $1 of every book purchased through American Girl goes to Save the Children’s U.S. Literacy Program

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Education.com and PBS KidsSummer reading adventures.  Host you own 10 week reading camp.  Lots of activities and ideas for a DIY summer reading program at home.

 

Eastern Washington Summer Reading Programs

Tri-Cities, WA:

  • Mid Columbia Library Summer Reading Program  Starting June 1st – Ending August 22. Create an account, read your favorite books, and enter your reading time. Read 10 hours and finish 5 CREATE activities and 5 EXPLORE by August 22 and kids get a free book.  Adults get a free book bag.  Also you are entered in to win amazing grand prizes.
  • Richland Public Library Summer Reading Program – Spend your summer reading and earn prizes!  Sign up at the Children’s Desk starting June 1st. Visit this website for fun summer activities at the library.
  • Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program – Read 8 books, download the journal and hand it into your local Barnes & Noble Store to pick out a FREE Book (selected choices). Go online  to get your journal.
  • Hastings Summer Book Club – Submit an essay for a chance to win a computer for you and one for your school!  Download a journal with activities and book suggestions. Details at their website.
  • Check with your local elementary schools – They often have a summer reading program where you might win passes to Benton Franklin County Fair and other rewards.

Spokane, WA

  • Spokane Public Library – Read for 15 hours or Read 15 books and turn in your reading log by August 30, 2014 to get a FREE book!  There are also fun programs during the summer at the library.
  • Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program – Read 8 books, download the journal and hand it into your local Barnes & Noble Store to pick out a FREE Book (selected choices). Go online  to get your journal.

Yakima, WA

  • Yakima Public Library Summer Reading Program – It starts June 1st. Register for the free summer reading program and get incentives for reading. There will be stories, games and crafts at the library along with special events.  When you finish the program you will receive a book!
  • Yakima Valley Museum Story Hour – Story Time is a free event on Wednesdays at 10:00am for an exciting hour of crafts, snacks, and a story.  This program meets at the Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima; 509-965-7100 ext.1019.

Wenatchee, WA :

  • Wenatchee Public Library – UNMASK AT YOUR LIBRARY! 2015 SUMMER READING PROGRAM.  Kids of all ages are invited to join the Summer Reading Program at your local library when school is out for the summer. If you can’t come to the library, you can participate online! It’s fun and it’s FREE!  A free, fun-filled half hour of stories, songs and rhymes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30am. Baby/Toddler Story time: Fridays at 10:00am in the Children’s Room. Pajama Story time:  Tuesdays at 7:00pm.  You can wear your pajamas to these nighttime story times!
  • Hastings Summer Book Club – Submit an essay for a chance to win a computer for you and one for your school!  Download a journal with activities and book suggestions. Details at their website.

Walla Walla, WA – Walla Walla Library Summer Reading Program – Sign up and get your Summer Reading Log, a FREE book and more details on events and prizes at your local library branch.  Participate in weekly science activities at your library and online.  Complete your Reading Log and get another FREE book!  All Summer Programs are free!

Moses Lake, WA – North Central Library Summer Reading Program – UNMASK AT YOUR LIBRARY! 2015 SUMMER READING PROGRAM.  Kids of all ages are invited to join the Summer Reading Program at your local library when school is out for the summer. If you can’t come to the library, you can participate online! It’s fun and it’s FREE!  Check out the summer programs and more info when it becomes available online.

Ephrata, WA  North Central Regional Library Summer Reading Program – UNMASK AT YOUR LIBRARY! 2015 SUMMER READING PROGRAM.  Kids of all ages are invited to join the Summer Reading Program at your local library when school is out for the summer. If you can’t come to the library, you can participate online! It’s fun and it’s FREE! Upcoming summer programs are here.

Pullman, WA – Neill Public Library Summer Reading Program  – This program offers a fun-packed summer program for kids from birth to teens! Starts at Neill Public Library on Wednesday, June 10.  Register June 10-13 at the library to help the library donate books to local community food banks. Get a free pencil and brochure listing ALL of the library’s summer programs.  Get all the details when you register!

Othello, Wa –  Mid Columbia Library Summer Reading Program – Starting June 1st – Ending August 22. Create an account, read your favorite books, and enter your reading time. Read 15 hours by August 17 and kids get a free book.  Adults get a free book bag.  Also you are entered in to win amazing grand prizes!

Sunnyside, WA – Yakima Public Library Summer Reading Program –  It starts June 1st . Register for the free summer reading program and get incentives for reading. There will be stories, games and crafts at the library along with special events.  When you finish the program you will receive a book!

Toppenish, WA – Yakima Public Library Summer Reading Program – It starts June 1st. Register for the free summer reading program and get incentives for reading. There will be stories, games and crafts at the library along with special events.  When you finish the program you will receive a book!

Ellensburg, WA – Ellensburg Public Library – The Summer Reading Kick-Off Party is on June 17th at 5:30pm-7:00pm.  The reading program goes until August 6th, 2014.  Check here for special activities throughout the summer!

Central and Eastern Oregon Summer Reading Programs

Bend, OR :

  • North Bend Public Library – Summer story times for children and also free museum passes are available.  Check here for the schedule for the summer!
  • Deschutes Downtown & East Bend Public Library Summer Reading Program  It starts on June 1.  Pick up a reading log at your library. Mark off a beaker bubble each day that you read for at least 24 minutes. When you finish 7 days bring your reading log to the library, fill out a coupon, and you get a free book, a Goody’s treat and a Papa Murphy’s pizza. Plus, a chance at winning the weekly prize of a puppet or science kit. Keep on reading, and every 7 days means another coupon and another chance at the grand prize, which is either a year’s pass for four to the High Desert Museum or a year’s pass for four to OMSI. Every reading coupon gives children age 6–11 a chance at winning a bicycle, donated by Bend Lodge #139 AF & AM.

Hermiston, OR – Hermiston Public Library Summer Reading Program   Here is the schedule for the story times.  If you have questions please call the Hermiston Public Library at 541-567-2882.

LaGrande, OR –La Grande Public Library Summer Reading Program – EVERY STORY HAS A HERO! 2015 SUMMER READING PROGRAM is here! Starts June 8th.  Join the Summer Reading Program at your local library when school is out for the summer!  The schedule for story times are here.

Pendleton, OR – Pendleton Public Library – Go here for the schedule of story times and other activities for kids!

The Dallas, OR – Wasco County Public Library Summer Reading Program –Coming this June: Summer Learning Club – Every Hero Has a Story.  The library wants you to participate in a summer of learning events and activities. This year we will have learning logs for an Early Literacy Club for children birth-5 years old, a Children’s Club for those going into grades K-3, a Tween Club for those go- ing into 4-8, a Teen Club for those going into 9-12, and an Adult Club. Sign-up for the Summer Learning Club begins June 1st. A complete list of planned activities will be in the June newsletter.  In addition to the Summer Learning Club, we are also planning lots of fun, new events including an all new Babies & Books story time for ages 6 weeks-18 months. Join us!  The story time schedule is here!

La Pine, OR – La Pine Public Library Summer Reading Program –  Pick up a reading log at your library. Mark off a beaker bubble each day that you read for at least 24 minutes. When you finish 7 days bring your reading log to the library, fill out a coupon, and you get a free book, a Goody’s treat and a Papa Murphy’s pizza. Plus, a chance at winning the weekly prize of a puppet or science kit. Keep on reading, and every 7 days means another coupon and another chance at the grand prize, which is either a year’s pass for four to the High Desert Museum or a year’s pass for four to OMSI. Every reading coupon gives children age 6–11 a chance at winning a bicycle, donated by Bend Lodge #139 AF & AM. 16425 1st Street. La Pine, Oregon 97739. Call for details 312-1090.

Redmond, OR – Redmond Public Library Summer Reading Program –  Pick up a reading log at your library. Mark off a beaker bubble each day that you read for at least 24 minutes. When you finish 7 days bring your reading log to the library, fill out a coupon, and you get a free book, a Goody’s treat and a Papa Murphy’s pizza. Plus, a chance at winning the weekly prize of a puppet or science kit. Keep on reading, and every 7 days means another coupon and another chance at the grand prize, which is either a year’s pass for four to the High Desert Museum or a year’s pass for four to OMSI. Every reading coupon gives children age 6–11 a chance at winning a bicycle, donated by Bend Lodge #139 AF & AM. 827 SW Deschutes Avenue. Redmond, Oregon 97756. Call for details. 312-1050.

Sisters, OR – Sisters Public Library Summer Reading Program  Pick up a reading log at your library. Mark off a beaker bubble each day that you read for at least 24 minutes. When you finish 7 days bring your reading log to the library, fill out a coupon, and you get a free book, a Goody’s treat and a Papa Murphy’s pizza. Plus, a chance at winning the weekly prize of a puppet or science kit. Keep on reading, and every 7 days means another coupon and another chance at the grand prize, which is either a year’s pass for four to the High Desert Museum or a year’s pass for four to OMSI. Every reading coupon gives children age 6–11 a chance at winning a bicycle, donated by Bend Lodge #139 AF & AM. 110 N Cedar Street, Sisters, Oregon 97759. Phone number 312-1070.

Sunriver, OR – Sunriver Area Public Library Summer Reading Program  Pick up a reading log at your library. Mark off a beaker bubble each day that you read for at least 24 minutes. When you finish 7 days bring your reading log to the library, fill out a coupon, and you get a free book, a Goody’s treat and a Papa Murphy’s pizza. Plus, a chance at winning the weekly prize of a puppet or science kit. Keep on reading, and every 7 days means another coupon and another chance at the grand prize, which is either a year’s pass for four to the High Desert Museum or a year’s pass for four to OMSI. Every reading coupon gives children age 6–11 a chance at winning a bicycle, donated by Bend Lodge #139 AF & AM. Phone number 312-1088.

Prineville, OR – Crook County Library Summer Reading Program – The 2015 Summer Reading Program begins on Tuesday, June 16 and ends on Tuesday, August 11.  Children’s Theme: Every Hero Has A Story (Birth to Grade 5).  Teen Theme: Unmask! (Grade 6-12).  Adult Theme: Escape the Ordinary (Age 18+).  Additional information about registration and events will be available in June 2015.

Madras, OR – Jefferson County Library Summer Reading Program  – EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! 2015 SUMMER READING PROGRAM is here! It starts in June at your library.

Lakeview, OR – Lake County Library Summer Reading program – EVERY HERO HAS A STORY! 2015 SUMMER READING PROGRAM is here! It starts in June at your library.

Burnes, OR –  Harvey County Library – Events for the kids during the summer are found here.

Baker City, OR – Baker County Library District – The summer calendar for story times and events is found here.

Wallowa, OR –  Wallowa Public Library – The schedule of the children’s programs are found here.

If you want to see the list of Western Oregon & SW Washington Summer Reading programs see Frugal Living NW.

If you want to see the list of Seattle/Puget Sound Summer Reading programs see Thrifty NW Mom.Leave a Comment

Summer Reading Programs 2015 was last modified: June 22nd, 2015 by Karrie

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