The Rockland Trust Bank Reading Makes Cent$ Program for students entering grades 1 through 8 runs from June 1st through August 31st and allows students to earn $2.50 in a Rockland Trust savings account for each book they read (up to 10 books or $25 in total).
Students entering grades 1 through 8 who live throughout Eastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod, are eligible to participate in the Reading Makes Cent$ program.
Check out Reading Makes Cent$ for the full details and to get your kids reading today for some extra money this summer.
You may also wish to review the TD Bank Summer Reading Program that is more widely available in several states.
Rockland Trust Bank Reading Makes Cent$ Program
All books read should be recorded in the student’s Reading Makes Cent$ Summer Reading Journal, either by the student or the parent/guardian.
The student should either write a short journal entry or draw a picture about the plot, characters or story line of each book.
The parent/guardian should endorse that the student read each book by signing the reading journal entry in the spot provided.
Once the student reads 4 books and makes the corresponding journal entries during the program timeframe, Rockland Trust will open a Savings Makes Cent$ account in the child’s name, rewarding the child with a deposit of $2.50 for each book read.
The student must read at least 4 books to qualify for the initial $10 account opening deposit.
To open the account and qualify for the $10 reward deposit, the student must go to a local Rockland Trust branch accompanied by their parent or legal guardian and complete a Reading Makes Cent$ enrollment form and all necessary account opening paperwork associated with account opening.
The parent or guardian will need to be a co-owner of the student’s savings account.
The student will need to share their Reading Makes Cent$ Summer Reading Journal with the Rockland Trust colleague opening the account to receive the $10 opening bonus.
For every book that the student reads, he/she will receive a $2.50 deposit into the Rockland Trust savings account, up to 10 books or $25.
After the initial 4 book threshold, students may bring in their journal and request a deposit in any increment.
All deposit requests must be made at the branch location where the student enrolled in the program.