The Kernels Summer Reading Program 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 2022 and a $5 opening deposit from Hills Bank
2nd Base Prize 500 minutes read | A free Kid's Buffet at Pizza Ranch, one free pass for unlimited access to the bounce castles at a Kernels 2022 game, and 1 FREE admission to the Play Maze and a $5.00 Game Card at The Play Station in Cedar Rapids
3rd Base Prize 750 minutes read | A Kernels Baseball Pop It, a Kernels-themed coloring book, and a FREE Kids Meal with Fresh Frozen Custard at local Culver's restaurants
Home Run Prize 1,000 minutes read | A Kernels Youth Jersey t-shirt and an invitation to Reader Recognition Night on Saturday, August 20th.
Bring your scorecards to the Kernels Bimm Ridder Diamond Shop, to claim your prizes (while supplies last) beginning Monday, April 26th. Bimm Ridder Diamond Shop hours are Monday-Friday 10 AM – 5 PM. We are offering curbside pick-up for those preferring to not enter the store, and you can call 319-363-3887 for that option.
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!