Summer Reading Programs

Challenge yourself to learn something new this summer. Reach for the stars. Blast off on a reading adventure. Join our free summer reading programs for all ages. Be amazed by the vast and wondrous universe around us. Whether you are a long-time participant or new to our summer reading programs, you will find great resources at your library to help you create the best summer reading experience ever!

What amazing intergalactic adventures will you enjoy this summer?

It’s easy to participate! Here’s how:

TD Children's Reading Club

Step One:

Any child from birth to 12 years old can join! Drop by any library location to receive your summer reading club package. There are two children’s summer reading programs available:

  • Pre-reader (birth to 5 years)Logo: TD Summer ReadClub. Four books stacked on top of each other with each word from "TD Summer Reading Club" placed inside the page portion of the book.
  • Reader (6 to 12 years)

Step Two:

Read. Record. Repeat! Start reading together as a family or read to an animal or even listen to audiobooks -- anything and anywhere! For every day you read for 20 minutes or more, record your time on the reading log passport included in your summer reading package.

Step Three:

Visit www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca to create an online account. Register your child with the web access code found in your reading club package. Note: You will need this web access code each time you log in.

Enjoy extra activities online like weekly trivia, battle of the books and more.

The Children's summer reading passport is available at all library locations.

Step Four:

Have fun! Hand in your reading log passports to any library location or by emailing readingclub@guelphpl.ca before September 2, 2024 for a chance to win a reading club prize at the end of summer!

Summer Reading Club Log

Teen and Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Dream big. Shoot for the stars. Spend your summer exploring new authors and genres. Complete at least five (5) reading challenges from the categories provided. Each book read counts towards one challenge only. Record the books you have read on the back of the handout then return it to any library location or email readingclub@guelphpl.ca by Monday, September 2, 2024 to be entered into our end of summer random prize draws.

The Teen and Adult summer reading challenge is available at all library locations.

 Teen and Adult reading log

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need to be a Guelph resident to join our summer reading programs?
No, you do not need to be a Guelph resident or have a Guelph Public Library card to join any of our summer reading programs. However, if the participant’s name is drawn for our end of summer prizes, they would need to be able to pick up the prize from one of our library locations.
Are the Reading Programs available in both English and French? 
The online platform for the Children’s Reading Club is available this year in both English and French – including the activities and online eBooks. All the pre-reader and reader booklets are offered in both English and French. Go to www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca then click on the Français tab at the top right of the screen. The website will change to French.
What counts as reading materials?

Participants can read anything and anywhere they choose. They may have someone read to them or choose to listen to an audiobook as well!

When should participants hand in their reading log passports or challenge handout?

The submission deadline for all reading programs (passports, challenge handouts, special activities) is Monday, September 2, 2024.

Do participants have to submit reading log passports for the Children's Summer Reading Club?
No, participants can choose to do a completely online component at tdsummerreadingclub.ca.
Do participants need a web access code to register for the TD Summer Reading club website?

Yes, children will require a web access code to register for an account. They can use the code on their web access sticker found in their summer reading booklet. It is located on the inside of the front cover or they can generate a code on the website at the point of online registration.

Note: Participants can complete online activities without registering, however they will not be able to save their progress and will not collect badges.

What if a participant loses their web access code? Can they get a new one?

When kids lose their access code, they will need to start a new online account on the TD Summer Reading Club website. The child will need to request a new code through the TD Summer Reading Club website when they register. Unfortunately, both the library and the TD Summer Reading Club are unable to retrieve web access codes at this time and we do not have any extra web codes to hand out.
Is the web access code required every time children log on or is it needed just to set up their account? 

Yes. Children will need to enter their web access code each time they login.

What if a participant requires accessible materials?
  • Children’s Reading Club: Families can easily print or view or listen to these accessible materials by visiting tdsummerreadingclub.ca and clicking on the accessibility tab.
When are prizes announced?  

Prizes will be drawn in mid-September by a random generator. The chances of winning is dependent on the number of entries received. Winners will be notified by mid-September.

There will be 20 pre-reading and reading prizes along with 5 teen and adult prizes valued at approximately $25 each.

Can children participate in the Summer Reading Club and the Read 1,000 Books before Grade One simultaneously?

Yes! We highly encourage readers who have not started Grade One to participate in both programs. The time you spend reading counts towards both reading goals! Learn more about the Read 1,000 Books before Grade One program.

 

Questions?

Email us at readingclub@guelphpl.ca or phone 519-824-6220.

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