Does your child like to read? If so, there are a number of Kansas City bookstores and libraries that are offering FREE summer reading programs. The programs offer incentives for kids to read a certain number of books over the summer (e.g., FREE books, prizes).
Here are the deals I’ve found so far for 2018:
Cass County Public Library: Register your Pre-Reader, Reader, or Teen (grades 6-12) online. Kids can earn a FREE book by reading a certain number of books (varies by age) or reading for eight hours by July 31. They’ll need a Reading Log to document their progress.
Half Price Books: Kids who are 14 and under can participate in this program. They need to read 15 minutes a day during the months of June and July and fill out a Reading Log. Once your child gets to 300 minutes, he or she can trade in the Reading Log for Bookworm Bucks.
Kansas City, Kansas Public Library: From June 1-July 31, kids who register for the KCK program can earn prizes by logging the books they read (online or on paper). The library will also host kick-off parties at each branch.
Kansas City Public Library: The Kansas City Public Library is holding a Youth Summer Reading Program with a “Rock & Read” theme. Kids who read five books by July 31 will earn a “rockin’ award.” And all kids and teens who sign up will get a FREE book, and also qualify for “fine forgiveness” on Kansas City Public Library youth card accounts.
Mid-Continent Public Library: Mid-Continent is holding a Summer Learning Program this year. Through July 31, kids and teens who register will have the chance to accumulate points to earn FREE books and win great prizes by participating in Library programs, doing fun activities at home, and reading.