2016 Summer Reading Programs in Colorado Springs

Summer reading programs for kids are about to start! Not only does the Pikes Peak Library District have a great reading program with fantastic prizes, but you can also do programs and earn prizes from B&N, Chuck E. Cheese, and more.


Pikes Peak Library Summer Reading Program 2016 (On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!)

Eligible ages: Infant through 12th grade
Online or at a library branch beginning June 1st. Go here for more information.
Prizes: To be announced; usually includes a sheet of coupons with lots of freebies plus more for additional reading.


Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program 2016

Eligible ages: 1st through 6th grade
None required, go here for more information
Prizes: One free book from a selection


Family Christian Stores Summer Reading Program 2016

Eligible ages: 12 and younger
Registration: None required; print and complete the Reading Adventures Diary.  Go here for more information.
Prizes: One free book from a selection


Why Not Books? Summer Reading Program 2016

Eligible ages: 18 and under
Registration: Pick up a form at Why Not Books (5975 N. Academy) from June 1st-August 1st
Kids aged 0-5 can read ten books and get a free book up to $3.95, ages 6-12 can read for five hours and pick out a book up to $7.95, ages 13-18 can read for a certain number of hours and get a free book up to $9.95.   There is a selection of books to choose from, and there are smaller prizes if you only complete half of the challenge.

Chuck E. Cheese Rewards Calendars Program 2016

Eligible ages: All ages
Registration: Parents set goals for kids in a variety of areas including reading. Go here for charts.
Prizes: One certificate per child per day good for 10 free tokens with a food purchase.

Air Force Falcons Summer Reading Program 2016

Eligible ages: All ages
Go here to register and to get your book log and membership card.
Prizes: Free tickets to variety of AFA sporting events



Junie B. Bones Reading Club 2016

Eligible ages: All ages
Registration: None required; just sign up here.
Prizes: In past years, it’s been one free copy of a Junie B. Jones book.

Looking for more cheap and free things to do this summer? Check out our page of summer activities in Colorado Springs!

Looking for good books to read?  I keep a list of books that we’ve enjoyed here.



  1. Has anyone participated in the Air Force reading program recently? The PDF membership card says 2012-2013, and when I registered I didn’t receive any confirmation or email.

    • I just had the same experience, if anyone could advise us on what to do that’d be great! I have 3 little boys who would LOVE this reading program!!!

  2. This is a great list! Can’t wait to see what’s available for next summer :)

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