Summer Reading Club
We know that it is important for children to keep reading during the months of summer vacation so they maintain their reading skills. The Library presents a reading program that will be fun and also provide motivation to keep reading all summer long. We offer prizes based on participation – not how much is read. There are also craft classes for children who love to do things with their hands.
We offer our summer reading club in conjunction with the TD Bank program that offers free resources for all public libraries. Local businesses donate prizes and financial support and it is in large part due to their support that we can continue to offer an excellent summer program.
Summer Reading Club is open to all children who have completed Kindergarten up to the completion of Grade 8.
Cost is FREE – Library Membership is required.
Non Resident Families may purchase a 2-month conditional family membership.
- At least one child must be enrolled and participating in the SRC
- Cost for 2 months is $10
- Membership is valid from date of registration to the end August
If families choose to extend their membership into a full year, the $10 payment will be part of the full payment and the card is extended to the end of June the following year.
Registration begins June 25 and the program itself runs from July 3 to August 18. All reading logs must be in before we close (9 p.m.) on Aug 20 in-person or by 11:59 p.m. online. A wind up party with grand prize drawings will take place on Tuesday, August 21 at 10:30 a.m. Ryan Price will be performing a magic show, which will be followed by the grand prize draws and a hot dog lunch. The theme this year is Geeking Out!
For more information on Summer Reading Club 2018, please check out SRC “Frequently Asked Questions”.
For more Printable Weekly Reading Logs, click the link.
To submit minutes online, please fill out the Weekly Reading Log Online Form.
If your child completes all seven weeks in the allotted time frame then they are eligible for a free book, as well as the chance to win a grand prize. In order to claim your child’s free book, bring your child to the “Summer Reading Club Book Store” in the classroom beginning Monday, August 20.
Craft classes will run Monday through Thursday for the 7 weeks of the club beginning Tuesday, July 3 (as we are closed due to Canada Day on Monday, July 2). These classes have a required sign up available beginning Summer Reading Club Registration Week. Parents pick one time slot and their children attend craft class for 1 hour per week for 7 weeks. There is no cost for these craft classes.
Children who have just finished Kindergarten through Grade 4 will have classes available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday mornings from 10:30-11:30 AM or Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-2:30 PM.
Children who have just finished Grade 4 through Grade 8 will have classes available Monday or Tuesday afternoons from 1:30-2:30 PM.
Craft classes will consist of a themed craft, story time, experiments, games and trivia. Themes include Music, Animals & Nature, Art, Sports, Travel & Cultures, Science, and Cooking & Food.
If your child is registered for a craft class but is unable to make it to a class, please give us 24 hour advanced notice.
Note to Parents: Due to the high number of painting crafts we are doing this summer, please ensure that your child wears clothes that are free to get stained/dirty to craft class.
Reading Circle is a children’s book club that meets once per week to read and discuss the chosen book for the summer. There is also a craft or activity and game on the theme of the book. This summer’s chosen book is How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. There is no cost or registration for this program.
Reading Circle runs every Thursday afternoon from 1:30-2:45 PM, from Thursday, July 5 to Thursday, August 16.
There will be a Reading Circle Wind up Party on Thursday, August 23 from 1:30-3:30 PM. We will be watching the movie adaptation of How to Train Your Dragon and enjoying popcorn.