Have a little reader who can’t seem to put books down? Maybe you need to encourage a child to read more during the summer months? Local stores and libraries are working together to provide summer reading programs that help kids keep reading in between the school year!

Baltimore Summer Reading Programs

Baltimore County and city public schools are implementing the Fizz Boom Read Summer Book Club challenge! The program for kids and teens uses Fizz Boom Read as a theme to choose books for the summer. Kids can continually earn prizes dependent on how many books they read. The challenge is free to sign up for at any County or City library and runs all the way until August 10th!

Barnes and Noble is having its own rewards program for avid summer readers! when kids read eight books and then record them in their reading journal, kids can go into their local Barnes and Nobles and choose a free book to enjoy from their collection!

Pottery Barn is having their own summer reading program. Read eight books and earn a free book as a reward! Pottery Barn is also providing a weekly story time with snacks, appearances, as well as a give always and activities by PBS Kids!

The B&O Railroad Museum is hosting a program called “I’ve Been Reading on the Railroad” through August 27th just for children! Kids can pick up a special reading journal, read ten books, fill out the journal, and then turn it in for a free book and a chance to win an engineers outfit!

All local programs are free to sign up for and have a generous list of books to choose from. With summer reading in full swing, keep your child in the know and ready for the next school year with these local programs!