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Summer Reading Programs 2020


Alameda County Library

“Kind, Connected Summer”

Grades:   ALL AGES

June 15st – August 15th   

  1. Go to your local branch to get a free activities game board starting on June 15th  (also available  online)
  2. No sign-ups or registration required
  3. Activities can easily be done from the safety of your home
  4. Weekly prize drawings held every Friday 6/19-8/21


Barnes & Noble

 “Summer Reading Giveaway”

Grades:    1st-6th

June 1st - August 31st  

  1. Print the reading journal (available in English and Spanish)
  2. Read ANY  8 books and have your parent sign the journal
  3. Return the reading journal between 7/1-8/31  to any store and choose a free book from specific titles
  4. May only be done once (1) per child


Chuck E Cheese

Age:  Under 10

All Year

  1. Read daily for two weeks and fill out the reading reward calendar
  2. Return calendar to Chuck E Cheese and receive 10 free tokens
  3. May be done multiple times. Can only redeem one (1) calendar per day (FOOD PURCHASE MAY BE REQUIRED)


Half Price Books

“Feed Your Brain” Summer Reading Program has gone virtual!

Age: Under 14

June 1st - July 31st

  1. Print the Weekly Reading Log
  2. Read and record minutes read and title of book and have your parent initial
  3. Share your reading log online for a chance to win prizes!


Cal Bears Read Patrick Laird Summer Reading Challenge

“Walk on the Run”

Age: Students entering 1st-6th grades

Summer 2020

  1. Parents sign up your child online and receive a reading log via email. (The log will serve as an official voucher for the tickets.)
  2. The challenge: 1st and 2nd grade: read at least 4 books this summer; 3rd-6th grade: read at least 6 books this summer
  3. After completing the challenge and filling out the log, turn it in to the Cal Ticket Office at California Memorial Stadium* to receive 2 FREE tickets to the Cal football game against Cal Poly on September 12th.  (*Subject to change due to ongoing public safety measures)
  4. Additional tickets may be purchased alongside the free tickets received for completing the challenge


Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

“Read-a-Palooza – Read · Celebrate · Give”

A nationwide campaign that celebrates reading for fun while improving access to books during the summer

Age: K-6th

May 4th – Sept 4th 

For 2020, Scholastic is excited to share a brand new kids experience in Scholastic Home Base, a free digital destination which offers full books, live events, and games in a safe community for readers! Kids will be encouraged to track their “reading streaks” (number of days in a row that a student checks into the Summer Zone on Home Base) to earn rewards and unlock book donations.

  1. Kids will go to to create their own personal and secure account
  2. Instead of logging reading minutes, kids will now be encouraged to track their Reading Streaks (the option of logging minutes still exists). Also, kids can now enter the titles of the books they are reading
  3. Reading Streaks help unlock a donation of 100,000 print books from Scholastic, distributed by United Way, to kids in areas with limited or no access to books