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.
Read Today: This program has been on hold the last few years, hoping they bring it back Watch for more details to see if this event comes back this year>>
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading: Kids earn a free book when they read 8 books through August 31. Full details>>
Utah State Fair Read and Win: Kids must read 10 books between May 1 and July 15 and return the form (must be postmarked on or before July 15) to receive special goodies from the State Fair. For grades 1st – 6th. Included is a free admission pass, concession coupon and more. Full details>>
Scholastic Summer Challenge: Offers a chance for kids to log their reading times into their system to compete for reading streaks and earn rewards and unlock book donations from May 9 – Aug 19, 2022. 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.
*Salt Lake City Libraries
*Salt Lake County Libraries
*St. George and Washington County
*No. Logan Library
Michelle Lu saysJune 1, 2017 at 1:19 am
Remember Murray has their own Library system separate from SL County.
Sat June 3 10:30-12:30
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.
Meagan saysJune 3, 2015 at 6:47 pm
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!
Joani saysJune 4, 2015 at 6:04 am
Thanks Meagan! I’m so glad you found it useful!
Alicia saysJune 2, 2015 at 9:56 am
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
Joani saysJune 4, 2015 at 6:05 am
Thanks for the heads up Alicia. It’s fixed.