CSE encourages all its students to read every day during the summer! Not only is reading a fun way to pass the long summer days, but it also keeps your brain sharp and prepared for the next school year. We recommend the following summer reading programs to all of our families:

St. Paul Public Library - Summer Spark

July 1 - August 31, 2020. For all ages.

Summer Spark encourages kids to have fun, stay active, and keep learning all summer long.

Join in the fun by attending free virtual programs at your library and earning prizes by completing reading and activity challenges! Kids and teens can earn book prizes, stickers and journals. To learn more about Summer Spark just visit:

Ramsey County Library - Summer Break @Home With Your Library

June 8th - August 15

Join Ramsey County Public Library for a summer of learning! Use your Beanstack account or download the Beanstack Tracker app on your device and choose the "Summer Break" or "Teen Summer Break" program to participate.

Kids can pick up a Summer Learning Program participation bag with a free prize book via curb-side delivery, while supplies last. Click here to request yours. In addition, "Read. Make. Do. Kits" filled with fun activities to do at home will be available starting in July! Learn more.

Teens can request a free book and activity kit, to be picked up via library curbside pickup or via Home Delivery. For more details.

Half Price Books - Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program

All Summer. For all ages.

Half Price Books is offering their "Feed Your Brain" summer reading program where you can download and print reading logs, coloring pages, games etc. to go along with the great books you're reading.

If you log 300 minutes of reading time you can earn "Bookworm Bucks" to spend in the store on books you want to buy.

There are programs for kids and teens of all ages. To learn more about the program and gain access to all the materials visit:

Barnes & Noble #ReadMoreThisSummer Program

June - August 2019. For kids & adults of all ages.

Participation is a fun and easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read a designated number of books – library books, books borrowed from friends or books bought at Barnes & Noble – write about their favorite part in our Reading Journal, and bring a completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal and collect their free book from a store near them.

This year, Barnes & Noble has expanded the program to include teens and adults. Every Barnes & Noble store in the country has been refreshed with brand new summer signage and displays, designed to highlight the must-read books of the season, with many available at incredible discounts. The goal is to make sure that Barnes & Noble is the ultimate destination for everyone in the family to find the perfect summer read at the best possible price.

For more information visit:

Red Balloon Bookstore Summer Reading Bingo Challenge

All summer. For all ages.

Join Red Balloon bookstore in their Summer Reading Bingo Challenge. Check out their website for more info on how to play and what the prizes are: