Summer Reading Program

2021 Summer Reading Program

kids laughing and reading at a computer

This summer, we invite kids ages 5-12 to register online for the Summer Reading Program. Pick up a summer kit starting July 5th that includes bookmarks to track minutes read for the 500 Minute Reading Challenge, colouring pages, puzzles and the craft supplies and instructions to create some great crafts!

book celebrating on a hill of books.

Can You Read 500 Minutes This Summer?

  • Track minutes using the bookmarks included in your kit or use the TD digital booklet (information below).
  • We won't need to see your bookmarks and don't have to access your digital booklet - we take your word regarding minutes read. Whatever way you choose to track minutes read, you will need to contact us when you reach 250 minutes and 500 minutes to collect your reading reward prizes.

Want to Join a Reading Program Online?

Check out the TD Summer Reading Program: TD Summer Reading Club. It is free, you register online, and you can track minutes read with a digital booklet.

There will be ebooks available to read any time over the summer (no waiting) and you can view author/illustrator readings and workshops. Kids can vote for a favourite book, review books, participate in weekly trivia, and more.

Check the TD website for kid-safe information. The library does not have access to any of your online content.



Follow us on Facebook or our Blog. We'll be adding content throughout the summer (flim shorts, videos, contests, book suggestions, programs, activities, and more!)

Some highlights:

July Colouring Contest Family story times
August Lego Contest LEGO videos
NFB Summer Film Series Outdoor activities in partnership with local community groups


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there crafts and activities at the library?
No, all crafts and handouts are included in the take home kit.

How do I get my kit?
Once you sign up for the program you can pick up your kit in person at the library starting July 5th or we can offer it curbside for pickup outside the building.

How do I get my reading reward prizes?
There are 2 reading reward prizes, contact us to collect one after 250 minutes and the other when you complete the 500 minute challenge.

What's in the kit?
2 Bookmarks, Colouring and activity pages, crafts (instructions + supplies) and a couple of small gifts (just because!)

How do I submit my reading log?
We don't need to see your completed bookmark, feel free to call, email, or tell us in person and we will award your prizes.

How long do I have to pick up my prizes?
You have until August 28th to pickup your reading reward and contest prizes. Please be aware that the 500 minute prize expires September 1st.