Summer Reading Programs

Free Summer Reading Programs

Local Library Reading Challenges

Use the guide below to see all the summer reading programs for your children in Las Vegas and Henderson, plus free summer programs online from places like Pizza Hut and Barnes & Nobles. Click your favorite for more information and start your summer reading now!

Find Your Favorite Summer Reading Program

Las Vegas Libraries 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 Libraries Summer Reading Challenge

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. 

City of North Las Vegas Libraries Summer Reading

Stay engaged this summer and win prizes just by reading! Kids, teens, and adults are all welcome to join our annual Summer Reading Challenge. Each level you complete earns you a ticket into the Grand Prize Drawing! This year, you could win a family 4-pack of tickets to see Piff the Magic Dragon!
 
To sign up, visit nlvld.org and click on the Beanstack button. If you’ve participated in any of our recent reading programs, you can use your existing Beanstack account.
 
For assistance, reach out to us at Alexander Library 702-633-2880, Aliante Library 702-839-2980, or City Hall Library 702-633-1070, or email us at nlvrefdesk@cityofnorthlasvegas.com. Let’s make this summer magical with books!

Boulder City Library 

Join the Boulder City Library Summer Reading Program.

Summer Storywalk® is Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems! Take a stroll through Boulder City and enjoy the story. When you finish visit the Youth Department at the Library for your commemorative button!

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Read with Me CCSD

#ReadWithMeCCSD Summer Reading Photo Contest

Share photos of your child or family reading this summer and you could win an Amazon gift card!

Post photos, including student’s first name and CCSD school, on social media (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook – settings must allow public view) using hashtag #ReadWithMeCCSD. Or photos can be submitted via email to communications@nv.ccsd.net. Your photo might be selected to win an Amazon gift card!

Post a picture of your child or family reading in an interesting place.

Post a picture of your child or family reading something interesting, other than a book.

Post a picture of your child or family reading to a sibling, pet, or other interesting buddy.

Any picture of your child or family reading could be a winner!

Bring your books on break! The Clark County School District (CCSD) encourages students to continue building their reading skills over the summer months. Students should read throughout the day, all summer long, at least 30 minutes a day. Students can read books, magazines, comic books … any reading counts!

Remember, reading includes much more than just books. Here are 100 ways to make reading more enjoyable and motivate your children to read. Parents and guardians are invited to learn strategies for establishing consistent family reading routines from this three part video series.

Nevada Young Reader’s Award Books

Check out books suggested by Nevada’s students. Go to nevadalibraries.org/NYRA.

American Library Association Children and Young Adults Awards Lists

Check out books from the American Library Association Children and Young Adults Awards Lists. Go to ALA American Library Association.

More Summer Fun

The Vegas PBS Learning Neighborhood Van brings the learning to you and your family! Join them at free family engagement workshops, educational pop-ups, and community events in libraries and neighborhoods throughout Southern Nevada over the summer. Their staff will show you how to learn anytime, anywhere, with the help of your favorite PBS KIDS media! Visit The Vegas PBS Learning Neighborhood Van to find out where they will be next!

More Free Summer Reading Programs

Every Day Reading

Janssen is one of the best people to follow on Instagram if you’re look for book recommendations for yourself or your children. She also offers amazing printables and a reading program to help get your kiddos on track to being the best reader and meet their goals. 

2024 Reading Log Poster

Summer Reading Road Trip Poster

Every book review she’s done! 

FREE course on raising readers!

Savvy Reading Program

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.

Scholastic Summer Reading

From May 9th through September 12thkids can visit the summer zone in Scholastic Home Base, a completely free digital destination which offers stories, characters, games, and a community of readers. Home Base is moderated for safety 24/7.

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

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. 

Print the Reading Journal or grab one at your local Barnes & Noble

Browse the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading lists.

Check local Barnes & Noble Stores for Storytimes

You can find these story times and activities on The Las Vegas Event Calendar or go right to your local store’s event page.

Barnes & Noble Henderson
Story times are usually on Saturdays at 11am. 

Barnes & Noble Northwest
Enjoy Camp Reading Rainbow this summer, Mondays at 4pm. 

Barnes & Noble Summerlin

Dav 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!

Summer Reading with Harper Collin’s Children’s Books

Curated collections of classic titles arranged by grade level on Amazon, making choose books easy this summer. 

Reading is Fundamental

Keep your children reading and active all summer long with Reading Is Fundamental’s (RIF) Action-Packed Pages summer reading program. Books are educational and fun, and they provide inspiration to try and discover new things. Whether trying a new recipe, sport, hobby, craft, or more, join RIF this summer to get your child reading and engaging with books in all new ways. 

Use RIF’s summer book collections to create an action-packed summer for your child. Begin by taking our RIF Action-Packed Pages summer reading pledge to commit your family to reading throughout the summer. Model reading by enjoying a book of your own interest, practice reading by sharing a read-aloud with your young reader, and encourage reading together by reading the same book and discussing or doing a related activity with your children.

Sonlight Summer Reading Program

Sonlight is a homeschool curriculum that offers summer reading programs for everyone. The Summer Reading Kit includes free resources that let you 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. 

Download the free Summer Reading Program HERE!

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.

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets offers reading adventure packs — a paired set of theme-based fiction and nonfiction books and related interactive activities. Set up a book club for the kids this summer with these fun adventures in reading. Activities are available for Pre-K through 3rd grade. 

Summer Reading with Rabbit Trails

It’s time to get ready for summer reading! It’s such a great idea to keep your kids reading over the summer. Not only does it help them not lose progress with the reading skills they’ve learned over the school year, but it’s also a wonderful way to spend summer- with your nose stuck in a book! Now, your children will have the opportunity to take part in this free summer reading program for 2024. It includes trackers, rewards, and so much more!

Your kids will be so excited to be a part of this summer reading program! When you first sign up, you will receive:

-Sunny summer reading tracker
-Forms to easily keep track of all of your books read
-A rewards coupon sheet
-Book lists for June and July
-Activity ideas to accompany the book themes

Chuck E. Cheese

Kids can fill out their Reading Rewards Calendar when they read every day for two weeks, and then trade it in for 10 FREE play points at your local Chuck E. Cheese location.

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