Barnes & Noble is promoting summer reading by offering up their free book program again in 2021. Is there anything better than sitting next to the lake on a warm summer day and diving into a great book? That's what summer vacation dreams are made of.

This summer, students can sign up to be part of the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program and earn free books! It's a pretty great deal.

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Here's how it works...Students need to print off and fill out a summer reading journal from Barnes & Noble's website. Then, students need to record all of the books they read this summer.

Participants will need to make note of the book's title, author and favorite part of each book they read. Once they complete the journal for at least eight books, they're qualified for a free book from Barnes & Noble.

The summer reading journal must be signed by a parents and turned into the book store to redeem the free offer. There's a list of the free book titles available to students at each grade level on the bookstore's website.

The program is only available for students in grades one through six between now and the end of August.

Books can be redeemed anytime in July and August. If you've ever needed an excuse to get reading, this is it!

You can print off your summer reading journal here.

Barnes & Noble has a location in the Rivertown Village Shopping Center located at Rainbow Village, 3940 Division Street in St. Cloud.

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