Summer Reading Club

TD Summer Reading Club 2024

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The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests, and abilities. This free Club is offered at more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada. The Club celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators, and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading. This is key to building a lifelong love of reading.

This year’s Summer Reading Club (SRC) encourages kids to explore the wonders of our universe and then curl up with some good books under the starry sky!


Stack of booksHere’s how it works:

  • Week of June 24: Visit your RWLibrary Branch to sign up for the Summer Reading Club. We will give you some materials to get you started on your summer reading adventure!

    • Spend time reading to earn ballots for end of the summer prize draws. 30 minutes spent reading earns one draw ballot.
    • Enjoy special programs that will help you explore your community and your local branch. Find all upcoming events in our calendar.
    • Pickup your Passport to the Stars - visit other RWL branches and/or attend programs to collect stamps in your passport. Collect 5 stamps throughout the summer to be entered into a special draw!
  • Enter your ballots in the draw boxes by the last week of August to be eligible for prizes. Check at your branch for the final date for your location.
  • Week of September 2-7: Prize winners will be notified


When does the Summer Reading Club start?

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club during your branch’s open hours beginning the week of June 24th, 2024. You can start recording your reading right away, but you need to wait until July 2 to start collecting and entering ballots. 

How do I earn ballots for the draws?

Earn one ballot for every 30 minutes that you spend reading. You also earn one ballot just by registering for the SRC!

I like to visit more than one library branch. Can I sign up at all these branches? 

Please sign up at just one branch, but feel free to collect ballots and enter draws at any branch.
What could I win?

Each branch will have draws for gift baskets and/or an experience prize. You choose which one you would most like to win and put your ballot into that ballot box.

I’m going to be away for part of the summer. Can I still participate?

Yes! Keep track of your reading while you are away and report back to us when you get home.

My grandchildren are visiting for a week. Can they participate in the Summer Reading Club?

Yes! Bring your grandchildren to the library and we will sign them up! They are also welcome to register for any of our programs.

Do I need a library card to join the Summer Reading Club?

No, you don’t need a library card to join the club, but getting a library card is free and easy and you need one to borrow items.

How do I collect stamps in my passport?

Visit any of our 12 locations or any of our programs to receive a stamp in your passport. You can find our list of locations and hours here

When does the Summer Reading Club end?

The Summer Reading Club finishes the last week of August. The final day to enter ballots in our draw are as follows:

  • Thursday, August 29th: Linwood and St. Jacobs
  • Friday, August 30th: St. Clements
  • Saturday, August 31st: Ayr, Baden, Bloomingdale, Breslau, Elmira, New Dundee, New Hamburg & Wellesley
  • Thursday, September 5th: Clyde 

Where do I get my Passport to The Stars?

You can pick up a passport at any of our 12 locations starting Monday, June 24.

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