Summer Reading Programs

Every Day Reading

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Savvy Reading Program

LVCCLD Summer Reading Challenge

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District offers summer reading programs for EVERYONE! From 0-100, local residents can log their reading and earn amazing programs. 

This Las Vegas library reading program runs May 15 – July 15!

Henderson Library

Henderson Libraries is offering a summer reading challenge for ages 4 years – adult. Participants can log their reading on Beanstalk and earn prizes from May 15 – July 31, 2023. 

Henderson Libraries is offering special programming for its Summer Reading Challenge. 

North Las Vegas Library District

While the North Las Vegas Library District does not currently have a summer reading program, it does offer lots of amazing events for the entire family!

Scholastic Summer Reading Home Base

May 4, 2023 – September 7, 2023

The Scholastic Summer Reading program offers kids an exciting, free, and safe summer reading experience, while helping to provide books to kids with limited or no access over the summer, keeping every child reading.

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

Fostering a love of reading and its rewards, the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is popular with students in first through sixth grades and educators throughout America.

Participation is a fun and easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read a designated number of books – library books, books borrowed from friends or books bought at Barnes & Noble – write about their favorite part in our Reading Journal, and bring a completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal and collect their free book from a store near them during July and August. 

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Journal

Dave Pilkey’s Epic Comic Club

Dav Pilkey’s Epic Comic Club encourages kids to nurture their creativity and have fun by making up their own comics! Kids can start participating by downloading the Epic Comic Club Official Guide and participating in monthly activities to earn badges. 


Download the Epic Comic Club Official Guide and look for new activities every month!

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Reading is Fundamental

Soar into summer by having your child take the pledge to read all summer long. Whether picking up a book on a lazy summer day, reading during a long car trip, or setting time each summer evening for reading time, summer is the perfect time to encourage your child to read.

Take the Summer Reading Pledge

The first 200 families that take the RIF summer reading pledge will receive a copy of the book, A Sofia Special, one of the books featured in our summer collection.

A sweet children’s book about love, resilience, and the joy of sharing, A Sofia Special includes a recipe for a very special fruit-filled treat that young readers and their families can make and share together.

This book is generously being donated by Driscoll’s, their first book by award-winning children’s author Julie Falatko, that shares life is sweeter when you have someone special to share it with. Click on the Driscoll’s logo below to watch a special read-aloud.

Sync for Audiobooks

AudiobookSYNC is a summer program of FREE audiobook for teens 13+.

Two audiobooks are available each week through the Sora reading app. April 27 – August 2, 2023.

Camp Book It!

Program Dates: June – August

This is such a 90s throwback! Track your reading for a free personal pan pizza! 

Camp BOOK IT! is open to all families with PreK-6th grade students (ages 4-12). Parents set goals, track reading and reward their students, all in our digital dashboard.

Camp BOOK IT! is a free summer reading and activity program to keep kids engaged throughout the summer months.

When your child meets their goal, move the slider all the way over to receive their certificate for a Personal Pan Pizza in your email.


Sonlight Summer Reading Program

It’s no secret that at Sonlight, we love books! Reading doesn’t have to stop when the school year ends, and this year we’ve decided to make your summer reading a little more fun with this printable Summer Reading Kit. It’s filled with reading activities that’ll keep your child engaged with books all summer long.

This Summer Reading Kit includes a wide range of free resources. Pick and choose the activities that most interest your family!

  • Punch cards, genre charts, and reading logs – Track your progress whatever ways your kids love best.
  • Reading Bingo – Add variety to your summer reading and see who can fill out the Bingo card first.
  • Books you can watch (but read the book first!) – Center family movie nights around the books you’re enjoying with discussion questions and a Venn Diagram to compare.
  • Templates for bookmarks and bookplates – Shower love on the books in your home library with these papercrafts.
  • Book Bracket and Book Awards – Get your kids talking about books by choosing the best of the best with these printables and directions.
  • …and SO much more!

MENSA for Kids Reading Excellence

To participate in the Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading Program, follow these steps:

  1. Select a list from the grade level bands listed below. Remember to read to the level of your ability or interest, regardless of your age or grade level.
  2. Print the appropriate list and track each book you read by checking it off and recording the date it was read, along with a rating. Electronic signatures and check-offs are not permitted. The form must be completed by hand. We operate on the honor system, and we encourage honesty in this way.
  3. Please submit the original form used, even if it is very messy. Copying the form over to make it neater may result in rejection of the form. We reserve the right to request additional confirmation of completion of the program and/or to refuse to grant recognition.
  4. Once you’ve completed an entire list, both the reader and an adult will need to sign the list as verification and return it and the order form to the Mensa Foundation at the address provided. Once we’ve received your signed list and verified it, we’ll send you a recognition certificate and T-shirt. Please allow 6 weeks for delivery.
  5. You may use five nonfiction books to replace any five books from the same grade-level segment.