Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program for 2014. Are your kids looking to return to school soon? A friend across the state told me her kids go back mid-August! Mine won't return until after Labor Day. So whether your children have a new school year looming or a few more weeks of summer fun, don't forget to complete your reading journal and turn it in to Barnes and Noble before the program ends (or you forget in the hustle and bustle of a new school year).