Free story times and reading rewards in Jacksonville, Florida for kids and families.

Summer Fun for Kids in Jacksonville:: Story Times & Reading Rewards

Free Summer Reading Rewards for Kids in Jacksonville FloridaEarn Rewards Around Jacksonville When You Read

Barefoot Books: When you sign up for the Barefoot Books Summer Reading Club, you’ll get FREE access to the members-only Summer Reading Clubhouse.

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 Summer Reading Challenge: Beginning May 7th, join Scholastic for a Magical Summer of Reading.

SYNC Summer Reading Program for Teens: Teens can get two free audio books every week this summer.

Free Story Time for Kids in Jacksonville FloridaTake 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.

The Public Library: Visit your local Jacksonville Public Library or St. Johns County Library for a free story time.

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.

Free Books and Magazines for Kids. Summer fun for kids in Jacksonville Beach, FloridaFree 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 Issue of Teen Ink Magazine: Perfect for the older kids, sign up for a free issue of Teen Ink Magazine which is written BY teens and for teens! In addition, your teen can also submit their own work to be included in the magazine.

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.


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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.

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