Reading initiatives will draw readers of all ages. Programs will encourage and support lifelong readership in the community.


Amazon Books: Summer Reading Challenge
For this challenge, your child will need to read any 8 books, keep track of them in a journal and bring the list to an Amazon Books store before September 10th. As a reward, your child will receive a Star Reader Certificate and a select free book while supplies last. Amazon Books has a location in Georgetown and Bethesda, MD. For more information, visit ,

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Journal
For any children going into grades 1 through 6, they can choose a free book from the store to take home for their own reading adventure. All they have to do is read any eight books they desire, complete a reading journal where they write down their favorite part of the book and turn the journal into to any local Barnes and Noble between August 1 and 31. For more information, visit ,

Books-a-Million Summer Reading Adventure
All one has to do is read four books from Books-a-Million's Summer Reading Adventure section, and as soon as one completes the small form from the website, it can be exchanged online or in-store for a free drawstring bag while supplies last. For more information, visit ,

Chuck E Cheese Reading Rewards Calendar
Every time your child reads a book (according to the parents' discretion), he or she can earn 10 coins for Chuck E Cheese, as long as the parent fills out the calender and checks off each day they read. Valid until December 31. For more information, visit ,

DOGObooks Summer Reading Adventure
Until August 18th, students in grade 3 -10 can add their favorite books to the reading log and then review books added by other kids. The more original reviews you submit, he higher your chances of winning a Prize Pack of eight books. For more information, visit ,

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Over the course of 18 weeks, kids can enter their summer reading minutes online, unlocking digital rewards as they complete weekly reading challenges, and access book excerpts, videos and other summer-exclusive content. On September 25, the school whose participants completed the most minutes will be honored with a personalized plaque, banner, student certificates and other items that can be used at a school-wide celebration in addition to recognition in the 2020 Scholastic Book of World Records. For more information, visit ,


DC Public Library Summer Challenge
Did you know that reading just 20 minutes each day keeps your child's mind active and engaged over the summer? Participating in the DC Public Library's Summer Challenge is as easy as reading a book, magazine, blog or website. Your child can earn prizes each month while supplies last. For more information, visit , Washington, DC,


Howard County Library Summer Reading Program
Between July 1and August 31, kids can return their completed Summer Reading Booklet to any library branch and receive one entry into the end-of-summer prize drawings for each book or activity they complete. Check off a minimum of 20 books and/or activities to officially complete Summer Reading 2019: A Universe of Stories. Prize drawings will occur in early September, with winners notified by mid-September. For more information, visit , Howard County, MD,

Montgomery County Public Library Summer Reading
MCPL's Summer Read and Learn program offers kids and teens a chance to fill their summer with great books and fun activities. Read books, do fun learning activities and attend events all summer long. You'll earn badges and prizes and enjoy fun raffles. June 15-August 31. For more information, visit , Rockville, MD,

Prince George's County Memorial Library System
2019 Summer @ Your Library: A Universe of Stories runs until August 19. Summer is a great time to read, visit the library and check out fun materials to play on the Beanstack online platform. Read books and complete your gameboard for a chance to win baseball tickets, tee shirts, food coupons, free books and entry into the grand prize drawing. For more information, visit ,


Arlington Public Library's 2019 Summer Reading Challenge
In partnership with the Washington Nationals, your child will be challenged to read for 25 days between June 1 and September 1. Once the challenge has been completed, you can collect a prize at your local branch of choice. Don't miss out on meeting a Nationals player on June 15! For more information, visit ,

Fairfax County Summer Reading Adventure
It's Showtime at Your Library! The Summer Reading Adventure runs through August 31 and invites all children and teens - birth through high school - to read for fun over the summer. Finish reading the required number of books by August 31 and go to a library branch to pick up your coupon book which has a variety of free prizes and discounts. For more information, visit , Fairfax, VA,

Loudoun County Public Library Summer Reading Program
Explore Your Universe runs through August 5. Ramp up your reading, discover more of the library's resources and explore your community. Children, teens and adults can get in the game by completing challenges all summer long. Register at any branch and pick up your Summer Reading Mission Log. Complete challenges, log your progress and win great prizes. For more information visit , Loudoun County, VA,