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Summer Fun Guide 2017: Summer Reading Programs

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Summer Reading Programs 2017

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Keep the learning up all summer long! With all the fun stuff to do outside and all the ‘free time’, it can be difficult to get your child to sit down and read. Several programs are available to help get your child’s nose in a book. These fun and free Summer reading programs reward your child for reading!

LCPL Summer Reading Program

Dig into summer reading — discover that books build better readers and give you the tools to change the world. Challenge yourself to try new things and work together to make a positive change in the community.

Children and teens can level up to score some tasty treats from Chipotle, Bojangles’ and Chick-fil-a, as well as, a book, Summer Reading medal and ticket to a Lexington County Blowfish Baseball game. Tracking time is easy and online. For children and teens who completed a level, stop by the library and snag your prize.

Summer Reading isn’t just for kids. Adult participants are entered to win weekly prizes at their local branch.

As you make plans, don’t forget to stop by the library each week for exciting activities for all ages. Our programs are designed to help grow your mind and body from author talks to nutritional workshops and yoga. For a complete list of events, visit


BookAdventuresIcon      Book Adventure

Book Adventure is a fun, free way to motivate your child
to read! Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read
them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read,
and earn prizes for their reading success.


Books A Million Summer Program

Kids can earn a free Maze Runner water bottle by reading four books from Books A Million Reading Challenge Section and bringing in a completed reading journal. For more information,


Summer Reading from Barnes & Noble

The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is here to help you on your way, encouraging you to read books of your own choosing and earn a FREE book, simply by following these three easy steps:
1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (English or Español). Tell them which part of the book is your favorite, and why. 2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 16th and September 5th, 2017. Find a Store (There’s still one Forrest Drive in Columbia) 3. Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.


TD Bank Summer Reading Program

Everyone agrees that summer reading is important for kids – and TD Bank wants to make it a bit more fun! Their Summer Reading Program encourages reading and also helps children learn about saving money.

Kids in grades K-5 can participate by following these easy steps:

  1. Read 10 books this summer.
  2. Print out the Summer Reading Form (343K PDF)
  3. Write down the names of the books they’ve read
  4. Take the form to the nearest TD Bank
  5. Receive $10 in a new or existing Young Saver account

Scholastic Summer Reading Program

READ. LOG MINUTES. EARN REWARDS!  May 8 – September 8,

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