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Join the library's annual summer reading challenge!

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Summer reading is out of this world!

Oakville Public Library is excited to offer programs, activities, and collections that will ensure a summer filled with discovery, wonder, and engagement. With programs for Children, Teens and Adults – the library is the place for the whole family to learn and explore.

All summer long we have free programs and activities for all ages to enjoy. View the program calendar here and launch into summer reading fun!

This challenge runs from June 22 to August 31, 2024.

Get your summer read on!

TD-SRC-logo.pngThe TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free program celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories and is designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way – the key to building a lifelong love of reading. This summer you choose what and how much you want to read!  

Stop the summer slide!

Studies show that kids who keep reading all summer do better when they return to school in the fall. The TD Summer Reading Club is a great way to build excitement about reading for fun and keep their skills sharp. Prevent the ‘summer slide’ by encouraging your child to read over the summer with TD Summer Reading Club’s challenges, games, and prizes. 

How to Participate:

  1. Drop into any branch of the Oakville Public Library to register and pick up your TD Summer Reading Club 2024 Notebook

  2. Set your reading goal – Set a goal that works for you! You can choose a goal that reflects the number of books you want to read, the number of minutes you want to read each day, the total number of hours you want to spend reading this summer, a series you want to complete, or every book ever written by an author you love!

  3. Track your reading – your TD Summer Reading Club notebook is the perfect place to keep track of your reading!

  4. Come on back to the branch – bring your notebook, tell us about your reading, and collect your prizes! 

  5. Join us in the branch for amazing activities and creative crafts. Visit our Programs and Events page to find some fun activities at your local branch!

Your "Passport to Discovery" this summer – TD Summer Reading Club Notebooks!

The pre-reader notebook is designed for parents and caregivers to use with kids aged 0-5 and the school-age notebook is for kids 6-12.  Notebooks have information and age appropriate, fun activities, such as:

  • Space to record an individual summer reading goal

  • A Super Space Name Generator

  • A summer bingo challenge

  • Book recommendations

  • Details on finding accessible format books

  • Space to record items read or listened to, record the number of minutes read, or draw pictures

  • A postcard writing activity with our main mascot, Cosmo

  • A program certificate

  • A board game

Check out the link in your notebook to join the fun from wherever the summer takes you! Kids can explore recommended reads; track their own reading; connect and share with others across the country; read books online; join in activities; write jokes, stories, and book reviews, and more. There are also great resources for kids with print disabilities as well as for pre-readers and their families. 

Launch into summer reading!

Love reading? So do we! Discover some new titles and authors – reading daily is proven to reduce stress, boost empathy and cultivate curiosity, and that is a great way to ease our way through a hot summer.

Join our 2024 Summer Reading Bingo Challenge using the Beanstack digital reading tracking app. The goal is to read as much as you can while completing as many prompts as possible on your bingo card. Complete a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line to earn badges.

Need a bigger challenge – keep reading and complete the outside box or a full card.  Earn badges and be entered into a draw for a chance to win prizes!

*Prize eligibility is subject to the library’s Contests and Lotteries Policy.

How to Participate

The Beanstack Bingo challenge is open to participants 13+ Create an account in Beanstack, our digital reading tracking app. You will be able to select your preferred difficulty level: a 3x3 or 4x4 bingo card. Earn badges by completing activities and meeting reading milestones. Choose to track by pages or the number of books read! Challenge yourself, friends, and family to complete as many bingo prompts as possible!

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