Earn for Summer Reading

Beyond the pages of summer reading for school, there are dragons and giants reading and willing to expand the minds of children who utter the words, “I’m bored”. This summer, the following companies are rewarding your children for simply reading books.

Barnes & Noble

Pick up in store, or print off at home, a summer reading journal. You (or they) will write the title, author, and their favorite part of the book, then drop it off at any location between July 1- August 31 to earn a FREE book from their list. Click here to learn more.

Chuck E Cheese
Locations across San Antonio (and beyond, if you’re traveling) are offering a few different reward options to encourage your students over the summer, so be sure to check them out!

Half Price Books
Stop by any location to pick up a reading log or register online: hpb.com/summer

Menchies Frozen Yogurt
Pick up a bookmark reading log from any one of their locations, read 10 books, and return to Menchies for a freebie (plus you can pick up another bookmark, to keep the fun going all summer). Find the store nearest you here!

Nothing Bundt Cake 
Parents can pick up a reading log from any location, then return for a treat once your student has read 400 minutes. Find your closest location today!

Pizza Hut
Reminisce about your childhood Book It and invite your child along for the ride. Pizza Hut is offering the nostalgia-filled Camp Book It, this June through August. Click here to register today!

Public Libraries 
Many of the SAPL have rewards for their summer reading programming. Check out our post ”Alamo City-Area Library Summer Reading Programs” to find your closest program. Last summer, we won tickets to the McKenna Children’s Museum and Breakfast from Chick-Fil-A for the whole family through our local county library program, so it really does pay to visit – and keep visiting – your local library.

My student finds it fun to try to beat their goal from the previous summer, so we are currently at a 1000 minute goal for this year! One tip that was given to us from our library last summer is that audio books count – so with us always being in the car, I’m happy to log the minutes from our rides.

Let us know if you come across any other local programs that reward our kiddos for reading. Happy Summer!

Born and raised South Texan who has explored living in other states but there is no place like home. She loves being in the "room where it happens" and carries many different titles: mama to a bubbling boy and girly girl, wife to an associate pastor, communications consultant, and a variety of mis pronunciations of her name {Honest- Asia}. Mostly found with a large unsweet tea or iced Americano in hand at The Pearl, Yanaguana at the Hemisfair, side lines of games in Floresville, or exploring the trails of the San Antonio river.