It’s time to break out your summer plans.

We all know it so well, “I’m bored” is a common phrase for our kids nowadays. Which seems to be a little odd when you think about it.

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The kids spend all year complaining about how much time they have until summer. Then to finally get to summer and then all of a sudden complain that they are bored.

Here are a few book programs to help you give them some semblance of balance during these tough summer months and an escape from 24/7 electronics.

TD bank – 10 books get $10

Amazon – Choose any eight books to read this summer. Take the list of books to the nearest Amazon retail store and receive a Star Reader Certificate and their choice of a free book!

Barnes & Noble – 1st to 6th graders can earn a a free book from the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program.  Link to program

H.E.B –  10 books gets you a tshirt

Half Priced Books – 14 and younger can read for a total of 300 minutes. Log their time and then take the complete reading log to their local store to earn Bookworm Bucks before August 29th. (There is also a program for teens)

Local Libraries – Please don’t forget to check with your local libraries. They are always doing fun reading programs

Chuck E Cheese – Read daily for two weeks and get 10 tokens

Local bookstores – Yes, there are still small bookstores. Check them out in your area. Check to see what programs they have for summer reading.

Applebee’s  – 10 and younger, read 10 books and get a Free Kids meal

Have fun… may the pages turn with ease and give you much delight, thrills and chills!

For my locals in Austin here is a great list for Austin public libraries.

Austin public libraries – check them out. Call or check their websites.

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