Local libraries and bookstores have great summer reading programs.  Get freebies, enjoy special events, and more just for participating!

Lexington Public Library

Join us for fun activities that keep the whole family learning all summer long. All students with a student success card receive a free Lextran ride to Lexington Public Library and to venues participating in the LexArts Cultural Pass program. And in partnership with Fayette County Public Schools, we are providing free summer lunch at Marksbury Family Branch (11:30am-12pm), Tates Creek Branch (11:30am-12pm), and Northside Branch (12-12:30pm), as well as snack at all three of these locations (3-3:30pm). Summer lunch and snack will be available Monday – Friday from June 4 – July 26, excluding June 19 and July 4 – 5.

Summer Kickoff Events – Live animals! Free books for kids! Surprise guest appearances from some of your favorite book characters!  Join us along with friends from KET and First 5 Lex as we kick off summer at the library.

  • Northside Branch – June 4, 2024 11 am – 1 pm
  • Eastside Branch – June 5, 2024 5 pm – 7 pm
  • Village Branch – June 6, 2024 1 pm – 3 pm
  • Beaumont Branch – June 6, 2024 5 pm – 7 pm
  • Central Library – June 8, 2024 11 am – Noon
  • Tates Creek Branch – June 8, 2024 3 pm – 5 pm

Download your Summer Reading Log – Just color in the books!

For a complete listing of Summer Programming at the Lexington Public Library, please visit www.lexpublib.org/summer and their social media pages @lexpublib.

Other Area Libraries

Jessamine County

Scott County Public Library

Clark County Public Library

Bourbon County Public Library

Paul Sawyier Library Frankfort

Madison County Public Library

Joseph Beth Booksellers

Half Price Books

Half price books summer reading 2024

Get ready to hit the road during Summer Reading Camp! BW is taking a few friends (and more than a few books) on a reading road trip. Want to come along? The fun starts June 1, but register below today and keep an eye on your inbox for updates.

Click HERE to sign up

Barnes and Noble

Participation is a fun and easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read a designated number of books – library books, books borrowed from friends or books bought at Barnes & Noble – write about their favorite part in our Reading Journal, and bring a completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal and collect their free book from a store near them during July and August.  Open for kids Grades 1 – 6.

1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in this Summer Reading Journal.
Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between July 1 and August 31, 2024.
3. Choose your free reading adventure from the books listed on the flyer.

Click HERE for the Summer Reading Log (Click here for the SPANISH Version)

Pizza Hut Camp Book It!

Camp Book It Logo 2022

Enroll in their summer program then enter your child’s reading progress and earn a certificate for a Personal Pan Pizza in your email!

Chuck E Cheese Rewards

Chuck E Cheese

Read and complete your reading log.  Turn it in for FREE play points!

Scholastic Summer Reading

Scholastic summer reading 2022

The Scholastic Summer Reading program offers kids an exciting, free, and safe summer reading experience, while helping to provide books to kids with limited or no access over the summer, keeping every child reading.

By creating an account on Home Basekids can join a community of readers and will be able to read books and stories; attend author events; interact with their favorite characters; play book-based games and activities; join dance parties; and more.

Sign up for Home Base and visit the Summer Reading zone to start your reading streak today!

This Lex Fun 4 Kids post was originally shared in 2013 but I update it every year and republish – enjoy!

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