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Hello Flushing Manor Families,
Here are a few programs which encourage the kids to read over the summer AND rewards them for doing so.

  • BARNES & NOBLE ( Download their reading journal and keep a record of what you are reading. Students who read any 8 books can bring their journal to a Barnes & Noble store to receive a FREE book by August 31. The nearest B & Ns are in Manhasset and Lake Success.
  • SCHOLASTIC READ-A-PALOOZA ( look for “Summer Reading Program”) You register and log the minutes you have read; can be eligible to win prizes
  • TD BANK ( Download summer reading form from website. Read 10 books and take log to local TD bank. Child will be given $10 to open an account or to deposit in an existing account.
  • SHOWCASE CINEMAS ( Download Book Report from the website. Read a book, write a report and bring to a Showcase Cinema (the College Point theatre is one) to gain FREE admission to a 10AM Wednesday showing of a movie. Runs from July 8 through July 29.
  • DOGO BOOKS (—click on “Summer” on the toolbar) This site allows students to write reviews about books and read reviews by other children. The more reviews they write, the more opportunities they have to win prizes.
  • BAREFOOT BOOKS ( Their Summer Reading Program is “Dive Into STEM” and has many activities and games focusing on STEM.

There is also a KIDS BOWL FREE ( program that allows students to bowl 2 FREE games every day (and no reading required!). Register on their site to participate. The local lanes that are participating are JIB Lanes (Flushing), Astoria Bowl and Herricks Lanes (Lake Success)

Hope these help you enjoy some fun time with your family as well as having fun reading and earning rewards. Happy Summer