Earn Rewards Around Jacksonville When You Read
Barnes and Noble: Earn a free book when you read 8 books and record them on a Barnes and Noble Reading Log.
Book-It Summer Online Reading Program: To help increase reading time during the summer months, Book-It has partnered with Candlewick Press to bring your kids fun summer reading activities.
Books-A-Million: This summer, when you read any 4 books from the Books-A-Million Summer Reading Challenge selection, you’ll receive a FREE Pencil Case with Pencils!
Chuck E Cheese: Download a Chuck E Cheese Reading Rewards Chart and earn 10 free tokens.
Half Priced Books: June 1st – July 31st, kids aged 14 and under can earn $5 Bookworm Bucks to use in the store whenever they’ve read 300+ minutes.
Jacksonville Public Library: Read and track your books, come in to the library once a week and pick up your weekly prize.
Lifeway Summer R.E.A.D. Program: Read six books over the course of the summer and memorize six Scripture verses, turn in your completed summer reading journal for a FREE book and a FREE new bible.
Scholastic Red-a-Polooza Summer Reading Challenge: Beginning May 6th, join Scholastic for a summer of reading.
SYNC Summer Reading Program for Teens: Teens can get two free audio books every week this summer.
Take the Kids to a Free Story Time in Jacksonville
Barnes and Noble: Every Barnes and Noble location offers a free weekly story time, plus special events throughout the year. Use the store locator to find your nearest store and story times.
Books-A-Million: Books-A-Million offers a weekly story time for kids, check your local store for times.
Check out a Traveling Tales Kit: The Duval County Library offers Traveling Tales Kits available for check out from the Main Library in downtown Jacksonville.
Sweet Pete Toddler Time Storytime: For a small fee, preschoolers can enjoy a story, a sweet treat and a craft.
Free Books & Magazines for Kids in Jacksonville
JaxKids Book Club: All Jacksonville 4 year olds are eligible to join this free early literacy summer reading program. Kids will receive a backpack filled with free books about Jacksonville.
Little Free Library: Jacksonville actually has a few Little Free Libraries around town, you can check their online map to find the one closest to you.
Free Lego Magazine: Sign up for a free subscription to LEGO Club or LEGO Club Jr. Magazine.
Kids’ Guide to Helping Animals: This is a free, one-issue magazine from PETA. It includes information about conservation, buying cruelty-free products, and animal-friendly field trips.
Junie B. Jones Reading Club – Sign up for a free online newsletter and download a reading log and activity sheet.
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Shannon Beckham is a former Special Education teacher, turned SAHM that doesn’t spend a lot of time staying at home. Mom to Cole & Kiley, she loves cheering on the Gators, early morning visits to the beach and traveling with her family. She blogs about her adventures at The Beckham Project.