Summer reading programs

Keep Cool With Summer Reading Programs

Help maintain your child’s scholastic focus during summer break with these free summer reading programs.


Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Check out the Scholastic’s website for the Top Book Series for Summer Reading. Discover the ideal series that encompasses both heart-pounding suspense and belly-aching laughter, ensuring your students stay immersed in reading throughout the entire summer! Visit

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Journal

For any children going into grades 1 through 6, they can choose a free book from the store to take home for their own reading adventure. All they have to do is read whatever eight books they desire, complete a reading journal where they write down their favorite part of the book and turn the journal into any local Barnes and Noble between July and August. For more information, visit

Books-A-Million Summer Reading Adventure

Join the Summer Reading Program at Books-A-Million, where you can select four captivating books from the featured Summer Reading Adventure collection, available both in-store and online. Share your thrilling reading experiences in your Summer Reading Adventure logbook, detailing the books you have enjoyed. Present your completed logbook to a store associate, and claim your complimentary water bottle as a token of your reading achievement! For more information, visit

Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards Calendar

Every book your child reads this summer can earn them 10 Play Points for Chuck E. Cheese games and activities, as long as their parent fills out their calendar and checks off each day they’ve read. Valid until December 31. For more information, visit

Washington, D.C.:

DC Public Library’s Summer Challenge

From June 17 to Aug. 31, D.C. Public Library cordially invites your family to embark on a journey of exploration and learning called Discover Summer. This city-wide celebration of reading and learning is open to all ages. Immerse yourself in a world of captivating books, engaging events, and exciting activities that encourage you to discover your neighborhood and the wonders of D.C. Your neighborhood library is your ultimate resource for everything you need to fully experience Discover Summer! For more information, visit


Montgomery County Public Library Summer Read and Learn

Embark on the thrilling Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge! This exciting program presents kids and teens with an opportunity to enrich their summer with captivating books and enjoyable activities. In a wonderful collaboration this year, we have joined forces with local organizations that exemplify kindness, friendship, and unity, fostering a strong sense of community within our region. For more information, visit

Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

More than a traditional summer reading program, Summer Prince George’s encourages children, teens and adults to read 30 minutes each day, attend library programs, explore the physical collection of materials (as well as a wide range of streaming movies and music in the 85+ online library resources) and participate in interactive social media challenges. For more information, visit


Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Adventure

The Fairfax County Public Library’s Summer Reading Adventure will run from June 16 to August 18, 2023, and invites all children and teens to read for fun over the summer. Engaging in the Summer Reading Adventure is a breeze with these three simple steps!

  1. Head over to and sign up for the Birth-2nd Grade, 3rd-6th Grade, or Teen Summer Reading Adventure 2023.
  2. Depending on your age group, collect TEN or FIFTEEN virtual badges by reading or listening to books, spending 20 or 30 minutes immersed in reading, completing activities, or a combination of all three.
  3. Once you’ve earned your badges, pay a visit to your local library branch to claim your well-deserved rewards—an assortment of prizes including a coupon booklet sponsored by the community and a coupon sheet from Fairfax County Park Authority.

Visit for more information.

Arlington Public Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Challenge

Unleash your inner voice this summer alongside Arlington Public Library, as you dive into captivating reads and engage in a plethora of exciting programs and enriching experiences.  To claim prizes, simply dedicate 30 days to reading, starting from June 1st. Feel free to backdate your reading log.Visit for final details.

Loudoun County Public Library Tales and Trails

Get ready for an extraordinary journey across time with this year’s Summer Reading Program. Register and embark on an adventure where you can track your progress as you indulge in fantastic books, conquer challenges, attend engaging programs, and discover the wonders of your community throughout the summer. Pre-readers, kids, teens and adults! For more information visit


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