2021 Summer Reading Programs
Where to Find Kids’ Summer Reading Programs Around Grand Rapids
Summer reading programs are one of my kids’ favorite summer traditions.
While trying to navigate the life’s changes this summer, it’s nice to have something that the kids can do safely.
Many area libraries and bookstores have resumed in-person browsing or shopping and most still offer curbside pickup as well. No matter your comfort level, your kids still have options for getting books in their hands this summer.
Is there a summer reading program that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!
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Three Popular Grand Rapids Summer Reading Programs
My kids are book obsessed with reading and participate in several summer programs around Grand Rapids.
Here are our three favorite programs that many other families return to every year, too.
These programs may still look a little different this summer, but one thing remains the same: prizes. That’s every kids’ main motivator. I’m digging the prizes these three programs have this year.
The largest summer reading program in the state, KDL is launching kids into a STEAM-powered season of Summer Wonder again this year.
Finishers of the 30 Day Challenge get a free book (adults get a beach bag tote) and chances to win $250 Meijer gift cards.
Complete an additional 15 days for an extra entry for the gift card.
June 1 – August 7
Kids get to choose a team to be on as they read their way to favorite prizes.
Get ready to be part of a super secret mission in the City of Grand Rapids for summer reading fun. Finisher prizes include a team sticker and your choice of a t-shirt or a book.
May 31 – September 4
Ages: Birth – 19
2021 Grand Rapids Summer Reading Programs
|ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP LIBRARY|
June 14 – August 7
Ages: All ages
Receive a halfway prize (a frisbee or sidewalk chalk) and a free book for completing the circles. Get your log here.
Adults will be entered into a weekly drawing for each book read. Drawings will be held each Monday and will feature gift cards to local businesses.
|BARNES & NOBLE SUMMER READING |
June 1 – August 31
Ages: Grades 1 – 6
Read 8 books and record your favorite part in the Summer Reading Journal. Bring the completed journal to the store from July 1 – August 31 and receive a free book.
Use this link for PDF form in English or Español
|CHUCK E. CHEESE READING REWARDS|
Ages: All kids
Print off a calendar chart in English or Español and complete to redeem for 10 tokens
|COOPERSVILLE LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM|
Starts June 14
For kids of all ages
The 2021 theme is: “Tails and Tales”
|HUDSONVILLE COMMUNITY FAIR|
Ages: 2 – 15
For every 90 minutes you read, you will receive 1 carnival ride ticket. (Up to 5 tickets)
|KENT COUNTY YOUTH FAIR – READING FOR RIDES|
Now through August 12
Ages: kids 12 and under
Log books read and turn in your completed form for tickets to ride at the carnival on Wednesday, August 12
|PIZZA HUT BOOK-IT PROGRAM|
June – August
Ages: K – 6th grade
Enroll online and read your way toward a free Personal Pan Pizza.