You can earn a free visit to Reid Park Zoo and other prizes by reading this summer. Pima County Public Library, Bookmans, and Barnes & Noble offer kids rewards for summer reading.

A Universe of Stories, the Pima County Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program gives kids a reading tracker that includes a coupon for one free child admission to Reid Park Zoo (

blogs/post/srp2019/). The reading tracker is available at all library branches from May 18 through July 13. Library branches will also give kids a free book, starting June 3, while supplies last.

Bookmans offers a Kids Club that gives young readers a free book for every 10 books they read and summarize by giving the book title, the author, and a brief review ( Kids too young to write can draw pictures of the books they read. Kids Club runs year round and does not require any special forms. You could write your book report on a napkin or a pizza box.

Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program will give kids who complete a reading journal a free book from a selected list during the month of August (www.barnesandnoble. com/h/summer-reading). The reading journal for the program will be available in Barnes & Noble stores beginning May 7.

Besides getting free stuff, reading will probably make the adults in your life happy, which could translate into other perks—something to consider.

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