If you’re looking to keep the kids reading this summer, check out these Jacksonville Story Times & Reading Rewards.
Earn Rewards Around Jacksonville
Amazon Summer Reading Program: Reading any 8 books and earn $1 off your next book purchase on Amazon.
Barnes and Noble Summer Reading 2021: Earn a free book when you read 8 books and record them on a Barnes and Noble Reading Log.
Book Adventure Reading Program: An online program that offers quizzes, rewards, and so much more. A fun and free program for kids to help encourage summer reading.
Book-It Summer Online Reading Program: Track and reward your kids’ reading for June, July and August in our digital dashboard. When they meet their monthly reading goal, they’ll receive a free one-topping Personal Pan Pizza® from Pizza Hut.
Books-A-Million Summer Reading Program: Kids can get a free Because of Winn Dixie notepad and pen with the Books-A-Million summer reading program! Start off by reading four of the 75+ qualified books. Then they fill out a journal and return it to any Books-A-Million store.
Chuck E Cheese: Download a Chuck E Cheese Reading Rewards Chart and kids earn 10 FREE tokens each time they read for two weeks in a row. Complete the form to claim the free tokens. A food purchase is required.
Jacksonville Public Library: Read and track your books online, complete virtual activities and earn raffle tickets for prizes.
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.
Scholastic Read-a-Polooza Summer Reading Challenge: This year, kids can build their avatar, make new friends, earn virtual rewards, and help unlock donations for kids with limited or no access to books by starting and keeping “reading streaks” in Scholastic Home Base when they read every day over the summer!
St. Johns County Public Library: Read and track your books at home and participate in online library challenges and collect prizes.
TD Bank: Kids in Kindergarten to 5th grade can earn $10 each for reading 10 books. Just fill in the book log and then bring it to your local branch and they will deposit $10 to your account.
Jacksonville Story 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.
StoryWalk: Take the kids for a little exercise and enjoy an interactive story at the same time.
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.
All Pro Dad Summer Reading Challenge: Each family that registers will receive a free box of books, resources and stickers to use all summer long.
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.
SYNC Summer Reading Program for Teens: Teens can get two free audio books every week this summer for a total of 20 free books.
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.