Summer Reading Program

Take the 500 Minute Challenge

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We invite kids 5-12 to sign up for the summer reading program. Every week you can take part in crafts, activities, reading challenges and more with our take home kit.

This summer we challenge you to read 500 minutes and have 2 great prizes to reward those who complete the goal. You can register online here, in person, or call 780 853 4288.

How it Works

Program Details: After signing up you can pick up a home program kit with everything you need. There are 3 components to the reading program: The reading challenge, crafts, and additional online content.
Reading Challenge: Track your reading on the bookmarks in your program kit. Let the library know once you've read both 250 and 500 minutes and we'll award you your prizes. We won't need to see your bookmarks - we take your word regarding minutes read.
Crafts: You can follow along with us every week through the summer as we do a new craft. All the supplies needed to do the crafts along with instructions are in your program kit. We will post a new video every week showing how to do the craft.
Online Content: Follow us on facebook and our website for online content we will be sharing throughout the summer like stories, film shorts, and new books. If you're looking for more fun check out the TD Summer Reading Club. Register here for this free program, the platform includes access to eBooks you can read at any time, author/illustrator readings & workshops, and more interactive content.

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 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.