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2024 Summer Reading Program

Presented by: Toyota Financial Services

2024 Kernels Summer Reading Program Overview

The Kernels Summer Reading Program, presented by Toyota Financial Services, is designed to help encourage students in Pre-K – 5th grade to 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 2023 and a $5 opening deposit from Hills Bank

2nd Base Prize 500 minutes read | A free Kid's Buffet at Pizza Ranch and a $5 game card to any Cedar Rapids or Marion Pizza Ranch Fun Zone, one free pass for unlimited access to the bounce castles at a Kernels 2023 game, and 1 FREE admission to the Play Maze and a $5.00 Game Card at The Fun Station Cedar Rapids.

3rd Base Prize 750 minutes read | A FREE Kids Meal with Fresh Frozen Custard at local Culver's restaurants.

Home Run Prize 1,000 minutes read | A Mr. Shucks Height Tracking Chart and an invitation to Reader Recognition Night on Saturday, August 19th.

Reading Program prizes will be available at the Kernels starting April 15th.

A special THANK YOU to our Kernels Summer Reading Program Sponsors including, presenting sponsor Toyota Financial Services and contributing sponsors Hills Bank, Pizza Ranch, Culver's Restaurants, The Fun Station Cedar Rapids, and Grandwood AEA.

More Information

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) 896-7611 with any questions!