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2020 Summer Reading Program

The Kernels Summer Reading Program is designed to help encourage students Pre-K – 5th grade stay engaged in their education outside the classroom. Reading program scorecards are where students can find directions on how to participate and track their minutes. Just like baseball, students must make their way around the bases to hit a home run in the Kernels Summer Reading Program. To keep everybody motivated to read, we have prizes at each base (benchmark) along the way:

1st Base Prize 250 minutes read | A free ticket to a Kernels Game in 2021 and a $5 opening deposit from Hills Bank

2nd Base Prize 500 minutes read | A free Kid's Buffet at Pizza Ranch and one free pass for unlimited access to the bounce castles at a Kernels 2021 game.

3rd Base Prize 750 minutes read | A Kernels Pennant and Kernels themed coloring book.

Home Run Prize 1,000 minutes read | A Mr. Shucks jersey pillow

Bring your scorecards to the Bimm Ridder Diamond Shop, open during the season Monday-Friday 10 AM – 5 PM, to claim your prizes. We are offering curbside pick-up for those preferring to not enter the store, and you can call 319-363-3887 for that option.


Story Time with Mr. Shucks

Needing to see how much fun reading can be? We all know we can be creative with how we get our reading done for the Kernels Summer Reading Program. Check out these videos from our pal Mr. Shucks to see how much fun reading can be anywhere, anytime.

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More Information

Click on the READING PROGRAM VIDEO button above for a description of the Summer Reading Program. Click the READING PROGRAM SCORECARD button to print off a scorecard at home. Or, for more information email the Kernels at [email protected].

You can also call us at (319) 363-3887 with any questions!