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Lowe Summer Reading Programs: Students

Summer Reading & Fun Activities

Louisville City FC


We challenge our young fans in grades K-12 to read with us this summer. If your child reads five books by July 31, you will get a code for a FREE KIDS TICKET to use during the regular season. Limit one free ticket per child and each free ticket must be accompanied by a paid adult ticket. 

Book It Program


To help increase reading time during the summer months, we send weekly emails with summer reading activities for your kids. Sign up for our summer emails!

Shelf Stuff


Each week this summer, they are challenging you to read one of our favorite books and take a quiz on that book to test your knowledge. Each quiz you take enters you to win their Shelf Stuff VIP prize pack!

Chuck E. Cheese's

Reading reward calendar for Chuck E Cheese

​Record your reading for two weeks and return your calendar for 10 free play points or tokens as a reward. Calendar is also available in Spanish from their website.

Books A Million


Ready any 4 books from their Summer Reading Adventure section in-stores or online and receive a free Dogman hat. Visit the website to download the Reading Adventure Notebook. 

Louisville Free Public Library


The Louisville Free Public Library’s annual 10-week program engages children from birth through their teen years in the joy of reading and helps young readers avoid the Summer Slide!

Because of COVID-19,  libraries are closed to the public, but they are offering regularly-scheduled virtual programs each week via the Library’s website and Facebook page.
Tuesdays at 11 a.m. for storytime
Thursdays at 11 a.m.  for STEAM programs

Also every Saturday at noon for
 Adventures in Summer Reading on WAVE3

Scholastic Read-A-Palooza

Barnes & Noble

Barnes and Noble Bookseller website

​Record at least 8 books you have read and write your favorite part on their Summer Reading Journal and earn a free book!

KET Summer Story Contest


The first-annual KET Summer Story Contest seeks to celebrate the everyday helpers and heroes who are answering the call during the coronavirus health pandemic, while encouraging student writing and creativity.  We invite students who will be entering kindergarten, first, second, or third grade to submit an illustrated story centered on the theme “Meet the Helpers.” All entries must be submitted digitally by July 24th, 2020.

For official rules, scoring rubrics, tips and more visit the KET Summer Story Contest website. We can’t wait to Meet the Helpers!

The Ickabog by JK Rowling


JK Rowling is writing a new fairy tale book for kids (entirely different story from Harry Potter) and is posting the chapters in installments --a few at a time-- and online FOR FREE over the next 7 weeks! The book is set to be published in November and Ms. Rowling is donating all royalties to people affected by the Coronavirus.


Do you like drawing? There is also a contest to see which of her readers will illustrate the book!  JK will give you suggestions each day on what to draw. For more information, please visit her website!

Half-Price Books

Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program

​Download the Feed Your Brain reading log, record 300 minutes of reading onto your log, and return to any Half Price Books to claim your Bookworm Bucks.


Lowe Elementary School
210 Oxfordshire Lane, Louisville, KY 40222