I grab loads of kid's books at thrift stores and yard sales. And, of course, we spend lots of time at the library. In addition to free books, almost every library branch has summer reading programs for kids that include incentives and prizes for reading, story hours and children's entertainers. Yes, my name is Michele and I'm an obnoxious library pusher. I worked in one for several years and it was the best job ever.
In addition to the library, I've pulled together a few other summer reading programs you might want to check out.
Barnes & Noble
Pottery Barn Kids
Chuck E Cheese
Scholastic Summer Challenge
Who knew Pottery Barn had a summer reading program, right? Now I can pretend I'm "there for the kids" when I'm actually shopping. Win-win.