Utah Summer Reading Programs for Kids

May 21, 2018

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Summer Reading Programs for kids in Utah

Summer break doesn't have to mean an end to learning. There are many companies that offer kids incentives to read by giving them bonus freebies. Here's a list of awesome FREE Summer Reading Programs we found. Please feel free to leave a comment with any we might have missed.

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Read Today: In conjunction with the Salt Lake Bees. Kids read 20 minutes a day fill in the form by coloring in the baseballs. Each time they round to the next base they get a prize that includes a pencil, a free book, a Happy Meal and when they hit home they get two free ticket to see the Bees play. Full details>>

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading: Kids earn a free book when they read 8 books between May 15 and September 3. Full details>>

Chuck E. Cheese: Kids will earn 10 FREE tokens every time they read for 2 weeks in a row. Just fill out the form and bring it in to claim your free token. There are also several more charts kids can complete for more tokens. Full details>>

Utah State Fair Reading

Utah State Fair Read and Win: Kids must read 10 books between May 1 and July 27 and return the form (must be postmarked on or before July 27) to receive special goodies from the State Fair. Included is a free admission pass, concession coupon and more. Full details>>

Pottery Barn Kids: Receive a free gift when your child attends 5 out-loud story times. Pottery Barn also has fun activities for kids at various times in the store. See the schedule here>>

Scholastic Summer Challenge: Offers a chance for kids to log their reading times into their system to compete for the World Record and earn points to redeem for rewards from May 7 – Sept. 7, 2018. Details>>

Pizza Hut: Offers free books and activities to download. Full Details>>

Check with your local library for summer reading programs. Here's a few we spotted.

Summer Reading Challenge Kick Off Party for Salt Lake County - Friday, June 1 from 6-9 pm at The Viridian Center in West Jordan.

*Salt Lake City Libraries
*Salt Lake County Libraries
*Tooele Library
*Provo Library
*St. George and Washington County
*Ogden Library
*No. Logan Library

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  1. Remember Murray has their own Library system separate from SL County. Sat June 3 10:30-12:30 Event Details Join us at 10:30 for our Summer Reading Kick off Party! Bounce house and carnival games. No registration is required. This program is free. All are welcome.
  2. This is awesome! We run a center in Kaysville to help children struggling with learning challenges and academics. I'm going to share this with our parents this weekend so they can help their children to have motivation this summer. Awesome post!
    • Thanks Meagan! I'm so glad you found it useful!
  3. The link you posted for the Salt Lake City Libraries Summer reading program is for a past years program. The kick off for this year happened on May 30th. Here is a link to this year program: http://www.slcpl.lib.ut.us/supersummer
    • Thanks for the heads up Alicia. It's fixed.
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