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    Smile Summer Reading Programs

    Do your kids participate in any summer reading programs? Our library offers one w/an annual theme, which should be announced soon since the kids only have 5 more weeks of school. Usually the kids are divided into teams and compete to see who can read the most books. There are prizes along the way like pencils, stickers, posters, etc.

    This group is for kids up through grade 4, so this will be the last summer my kids will be able to join. Makes me a bit sad

    Anyway, here is a link to MA's summer program to give you an idea of what is involved. You can search for your state's...they should be posted by now.

    http://mblc.state.ma.us/advisory/pub...mmer_flyer.pdf

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    Collaborative Summer Library Program - Welcome

    There are also summer reading programs through Barnes & Noble, Borders, and even some through movie theaters (still gathering info for the movie theater programs...not sure they've announced them yet.)

    Barnes & Noble:

    (link pending)

    Borders:

    Kids 12 and under who read any 10 books will be rewarded with a free book from a select list.

    MediaView - Borders - Books, Music and Movies

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    TD Bank summer reading program:

    Summer Reading Program

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    Our summer reading program is for birth thru sixth grade.

    You keep track on minutes read to or that they read. after every 100 mins. they receive a prize ( generally something free at a restraunt or such)
    They also have weekly drawing from turned in minute sheets for a free book.

    The older children's ( teens) summer program in similar but keep track of pages read. And has different prizes. I think. This is the first year I will have someone old enough for the teen summer reading program.

    The summer program ends with a free swimming party for those that have finished that weeks minutes.

    It is quite fun.

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    So glad to hear that children are getting rewarded for reading!! I want to check out what is available here for my summer school students.

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    Half Price Books "Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program" Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program

    Kids 14 & under earn $3.00 Half Price books gift card for each week they read 15 minutes or more per day.

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    **I read this incorrectly...the catalog was saying that customers should buy a 5 pack of $5 coins to reward children for reading over the summer. Sorry about that...I knew it sounded too good to be true!**

    I just saw in a Target sales "catalog" that they will give $5 gift coins for every 5 books read. I haven't been able to find the restrictions or further details, but wow...that's pretty good!
    Last edited by Michelle; 05-17-2010 at 07:41 AM.

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    Our library has a Summer reading program that is K-12th grade. You keep track of the books you read and whoever reads the most can win prizes. My daughter got a backpack full of things last year. Borders is offering a free book to children up to age 12. Check out Borders.com for details. Barnes and Noble usually does the same type of thing. Our library also has great programs for all ages, even the adults all year round. I am going to learn how to knit and how to use ancestry.com

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    I register 2 of our kids for the library reading program and now 2 of my grandchildren. The older ones go and the have magic shows, crafts, puppet shows and the tickets for showing up and at the end of the summer that have games and a little store they can use their tickets. The younger ones go into a room where different people in the community come in and read to them. The mayor, the police chief....they gets tickets too. I enjoy seeing them have fun.

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    Thumbs up $10 for kids - TD Bank

    I was cashing in some change the other day and noticed a table to the side. TD Bank is having a summer reading program for kids under 18. If they read 10 books, they get $10 for their Young Savers account. If you don't have one, they will open one.

    Diva will be doing this, and I have been telling everyone I know.


    Summer Reading Program

    *$10 will be deposited into a new or existing Young Saver account. One coupon per Customer during the promotional period. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Valid May 3, 2010 through September 30, 2010. Must be 18 years of age or younger to participate. Bring form of ID for child for new account opening.

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    That's a great incentive program for kids. I wish there were TD Banks in my state.

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    What a great incentive - get kids reading and saving at the same time!! Smart promotion!!

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