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Reading Incentive Programs

UPDATED 6/20/12

Do you have a student who needs a little incentive to read? How about food? Pizza Hut has a national reading incentive program for the summer and academic school year for grades 1-6. The summer reading program is called Summer Break Reading Challenge. There are online games, recipes, and activities to do throughout the summer. Any student that reads 5 or more books can enter a contest to win A Dairy of a Wimpy Kid package. During the academic year, Pizza Hut awards students with a free personal pizza. Yum! click here

PizzAchievemnt is a delicious school year reward program is open to home school teachers in areas that have LaRosa’s Pizzerias. This includes Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky; Middletown, OH; Beavercreek, OH; Centerville, OH; Englewood, OH; Huber Heights, OH; Kettering, OH; Mt. Orab, OH; Oxford, OH; Southeast Indiana (Batesville & Greendale). For more details click here

Not wanting to have food be an incentive? Sylvan Learning has a program called Book Adventures that helps students  K-8 pick books, take quizzes, and earn points for rewards. Find out more about the program by clicking here.

Interested in reading for helping others? I love this! Heifer International has a reading program where students help with the feeding and training of families less fortunate. Each reader finds people to sponsor each book they read and then collects the money and help with gifts of livestock and training.  This is a fantastic idea to get your student(s) involved with serving and helping others. click here

Berean Christian Stores has a reading program this summer. Here are the details from their website: read 8 age-appropriate books between May 16th and August 18th to earn one $5 Gift Card! Pretty easy, right? Next, if you read your Bible for 15 minutes a day for 50 days this summer, you can earn another $5 Berean Gift Card! Pick up your $5 Gift Cards on August 18th, 2012 on KID’S DAY ! Bring a friend who has never been to Berean and they will get a $5 Gift Card too! OR if you’re an online only customer, mail the form to our offices, postmarked by August 17th to get your $5 Berean Gift Cards online! For more details click here.

Barnes & Noble’s reading program allows children to earn a free book after they have completed reading 8 books. Click here for more details.

Half Price Books gives students 14 and under the opportunity to earn two $5.00 gift cards for reading in their Feed Your Brain program. How awesome is that? click here


I love the programs the library has to promote summer reading. I have listed several within the greater Cincinnati area.

If you live in Hamilton County there is a reading program for preschoolers through adults called Reading Rocks. Check it out!  click here

Do you live in Butler County? There is a summer reading program for ages preschool through teens. See more details

Perhaps you live in West Chester, Middletown, or Trenton? Here are the details for the Midpointe library system.

Mason’s library program began in late May, but it’s not too late to sign up.

Happy reading to all!