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Summer Reading Programs

Local summer reading programs

  • Join Collier County Public Library for a fun Summer Reading Program starting June 1, 2024! Read books to earn awesome prizes! All ages are welcome. Let your summer adventure begin at your library!

Stay in the loop by visiting for updates on all the fun happening across our 10 branches. if you cant visit a branch or need more info just  Click Here.

  • Lee county summer reading and other programs can all be found here!

National summer reading programs.

  • Camp BOOK IT! BOOK IT! has been a staple of the reading incentive programs for decades. Pizza Hut has brought it back and it’s amazing.

  • Scholastic Summer Reading Program This year the summer program includes a virtual platform called Home Base with author interviews, games, and more!

  • Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program B&N has kept this basic journal-style program for years. Kids can read and record 8 books to earn some free books of their own!

  • Sync Free Audiobook Program For three months, teens can get two thematically paired audiobooks every week using the Sora app. Weekly themes like “Pulse Pounders,” “Crime and Crime Again,” and “People We Meet on the Way,” look amazing!

  • Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards Ten days of reading equals ten Chuck E. Cheese play points with this reading program calendar.

  • Reading Is Fundamental Summer Program Reading is Fundamental provides summer reading ideas for students in grades K-6, including book lists, activity sheets, and monthly reading calendars.

  • Summer Reading Challenge for Adults This simple challenge offers a loose prompt for the months of June, July, and August. Fun and achievable!

Free Books for Kids

  1. Free Books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – Depending on where your family might live, if your child is under 5, they might be able to get free books for kids by mail once a month from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. They also have great activity sheets to go along with the books. Check availability for your area here.

  2. Free Books from Summer Reading Programs – Summer programs are a great way to keep your kids' reading all summer long and can help prevent some of that dreaded “summer slide”. Plus, they can have the opportunity to earn free books check above for national summer reading programs where the kids can earn free books.

  3. Free Books, Free Audio Books, and E-Books From Your Local Library – You probably know that you can check out hardcover and paperback books at your local library, but did you know they probably offer digital media as well? Many libraries now offer free e-books and audiobooks to check out. Click here for Collier and Here for Lee. If you live outside of those areas; simply call the branch near you or visit their website.

  4. Free eBooks for kids from Amazon – Did you know that Amazon has thousands of free books for kids online? All you have to do is search for them! Amazon is a great way to get free books for kids to read online. These books can be read on your Kindle device, or if you don’t have a Kindle, you can use the free Kindle app to read them on other devices such as your phone or iPad. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, even more, free eBooks are available! If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, you can get a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime here.


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