If last week’s series of summer library previews didn’t hammer this idea home enough, summer reading is a big deal for kids here in Indy. While the libraries run their own programs, Barnes and Noble is offering up their version. The national bookstore chain wants to see as many kids as possible go on adventures without having to leave their bedrooms or backyards – and the summer reading program is a great way to do that.
If your child is somewhere between first and sixth grade, he or she is invited to join the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program. From now through September 2, kids can keep tracks of books they’ve read in “Reading Journals” (click here to download a copy). Once they have read eight books and tracked them in their journals, they can visit a participating Barnes and Noble branch and receive a FREE book from a limited selection of children’s books. Happy reading, everyone.