Make SRC Out of This World!

Get set to blast-off on a journey beyond the stars as a TD Summer Reading Club member!

Read WHAT you want – books, recipes, instructions, magazines, comics, maps...

    Read WHEN you want – in the car, on a train, under the covers, in the tub, outside, inside...

        Read HOW you want – read with your eyes, your ears, your fingers, by yourself or with someone else.

Children who keep reading throughout summer vacation maintain or improve their reading skills—giving them a great start to the new school year.

Let's Get Started

It's easy to join! We welcome and encourage all young readers to join the Club. If your child has a print disability, please ask us for information about accessible formats. You can also find alternate formats on the TD Summer Reading Club accessibility web page.

Track Your Reading

Celebrate your child's reading achievement by encouraging them to check in each week at any BPL branch or online. When they check in, they are automatically entered in the weekly prize draw and the end-of-summer grand prize draw for their age group. If you can't make it into a library branch, you can download a printable tracker to participate online!

  • Summer Reading Club weeks run from Monday to Sunday. Most people find it helpful to check in on the same day each week.
  • Make your child's check-in visit to the library even more enjoyable by exploring a branch you've never been to before, attending a program, visiting our MakerSpace, or borrowing something new and exciting.

Maintain Momentum

Keep it up! If you've shared your email with us, we will send you a weekly reminder to check in along with some staff-curated booklists for your child's age group. Exploring these resources is a great way to refresh their motivation to read.

Everyone who makes it to the halfway point (week 4) of SRC will receive a voucher to create a custom button in our MakerSpace.

5 Ways to Build Summer Reading Success

As Summer Reading Club Champions, parents and caregivers play a vital role in keeping their children reading all summer. But keeping up an interest in reading can be a challenge for kids between visits to the library. Try these tips to keep their interest high and make reading a daily habit. 

  1. Help your child set a reading goal that is right for them.
  2. Let your child pick what to read. If they don't know where to start, introduce them to a series geared to their reading level or age or take a look at our Staff Picks children's booklists together. We guarantee they'll find something they like!
  3. Create a reading routine that fits into your child's day and help them maintain it.
  4. Encourage them to keep reading even after they reach their goal. Small, fun rewards, like getting to stay up an extra half hour to read, are great incentives.
  5. Switch it up—read aloud to your child or read together as a family, along with encouraging independent reading.

Is Your Child 5 or Younger?

Your child’s learning starts at birth. Reading with your newborn, infant, toddler, or preschooler helps create a strong foundation for developing early literacy skills and helps get them ready to read.

As your child’s first and best teacher, set a daily reading goal with them—read everything you can (street signs, cereal boxes, etc.), share stories together, or attend one of our Storytime or Mini sessions.

Bonus! Your child's Summer Reading Club participation also counts towards 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Together, we can help grow readers!