Summer Reading Programs 2015

A great way to keep your kids brains working is to have them read when they are out of school for the summer. Here in Utah we have some great summer reading programs. I have compiled 10 programs that include some fun incentives.

A list of 10 summer reading programs available in 2015. These are great incentives to get your kids reading when they are not in school.

  1. Visit your local library. This year my library has a Super Hero theme. After completing the program we get to choose a book and get a pass to the Museum of Natural History. Toddlers through adults may participate.
  2. Barnes and Noble- 2015 theme is Imagination’s Destination. Read any 8 books, record them in their reading journal. When completed choose a book from their list.
  3. Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge – Kids can read and log their hours to earn virtual prizes as well as participate in weekly challenges.
  4. Pizza Hut Book It (June 22-August 15) – 2015 theme is Wimpy Kid. Log minutes and download activities. Kids who read 5 books by the end will have a chance to win prizes.
  5. Utah State Fair – Children 6-12 are allowed to participate. Read 10 books and record them on the reading log which is verified by an adult. Mail in your form by July 27. Earn one entry ticket to the Utah State Fair, drink, bookmark, carnival ride.
  6. Sylvan Learning Book Adventure – Read books, take online quizzes, earn prizes.
  7. Read Today – Read 20 minutes a day, color in baseballs on the tracking sheet, earn prizes such as a pencil, book, happy meal, tickets to Bees game.
  8. Chuck E. Cheese – Earn 10 tokens each time you read for 20 minutes for 14 days in a row. Fill out the form and bring it in. This program is year round.
  9. Pottery Barn Kids – Earn a special reward when you come to 5 read aloud story times. They have weekly themes and activities.
  10. Governor Herbert’s Summer Reading Challenge – My kids came home with a flyer for this program, but it doesn’t look to be updated on the website I am linking to, which was on the flyer. Hopefully they will update it soon. At the end of the summer you can submit your reading progress and you will receive a certificate from the Governor and First Lady along with coupons from their sponsors.

Sign your kids up today and then visit your local library to get reading!


I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

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