TD Summer Reading Club

What is the Summer Reading Club?

This program is designed to keep kids reading over the summer by offering a fun club with games, prizes, activities and more reasons to read. Research proves that reading over the summer helps kids when they return to school, and of course strong literary skills help children throughout their entire lives. Besides, who wouldn't want to open a door to a world of imagination, creativity and exploration?

When is the Summer Reading Club offered?

Mark your calendars! Kids can sign up online starting June 1, giving them lots of time to explore the website, start tracking reading hours and create their custom avatar before opening ceremonies on Saturday, June 27. The program will run from June 27 to August 22. 

Want to learn more about the fun games, activities, storytimes and other exciting programs happening this summer? Find out what's happening at the library this summer by picking up our Summer Library Guide or browse our online program listing.

Who can join the Summer Reading Club?

Children of all ages are invited to join in the fun this summer. Families can read together. Siblings can read to each other. Mom and Dad can read to their babies. As long as your children are reading or being read to, they’re in the club!

How much does it cost and where do I register?

The Summer Reading Club is completely free! You can register online or at any of our locations around the city. 

When you visit a branch, you can pick up a Summer Reading Club package that includes a booklet and stickers. For every badge earned, you get a chance to win.

 

 

 

              

Read 'em and Weep Win! 

Kids...register for the Summer Reading Club and be entered to win big! Sign up online and track all of your reading hours under your very own profile page. Cool right? After you've read 6 hours, show a staff member your 6-hour badge to claim your reading prize, a coupon for a FREE PetitaTM or a FREE kid-size smoothie from Pita Pit!  Parents and siblings can get a free can of pop or chips with any pita or salad order, just by showing their library card!  Claim your badge and you'll automatically be entered into our ultimate grand prize draw!

What's the GRAND prize?

This year we have 4 amazing grand prizes! 2 Lego gift cards worth $500 each and 2 Lego Mindstorm ev3 robot kits!

Other cool prizes include Sphero 2.0, 3D Doodler pens, Chapter gift cards, Lego Duplo and more. Plus, there are weekly prizes at your local branch, so visit often. The more you read, the more draws you can enter before August 22. 

How Do I Enter to Win Prizes?

Children who are registered for SRC 2015 can track their reading in one of two ways. 1) Through bibliocommons Summer Sites 2) Through a paper log book that will be distributed through the branches. Prizes will only be awarded through entries in the Bibliocommons Summer Sites.

There are many ways for children to be entered into the draws for various prizes, including:

  • Reading (Badges will be automatically awarded for every 6 hours a child reads). 
  • Attending programs or other library events. 
  • Attending the SRC Opening and Closing Ceremonies. 
  • Participating in weekly contests.
  • Visiting local attractions such as the Valley Zoo, John Janzen Nature Centre, Telus World of Science, and the Clareview and Meadows Recreation Centres.

Every time a child collects a badge through Bibliocommons, they will be automatically entered into the draws for prizes. The six hour reading badge enters children for the Grand Prize draws. All the other badges automatically enter chilldren for the other prize draws. 

  

School's out for summer...

But that doesn't mean kids should stop reading! Encourage your students to participate, and you’ll see what a difference reading all summer makes when they come back to school in the fall.

Our staff are available to visit your school to get your kids excited about reading this summer. Contact your local branch today to schedule a visit from your friendly neighbourhood library staff member! Sign up for the Teachers’ Toolbox eNewsletter to get the scoop at www.epl.ca/teachers.

Bookable Dates*:Mid-May to June 26
Length:30 minutes per presentation (includes time for class exchange)
Presentations:Maximum of three (3) per school
Audience:Grades K to 6
Required Setup:Two (2) tables and two (2) glasses of water

* Please book at least one month prior to your preferred date to allow us time for scheduling.

Find out what's happening at the library this summer by picking up our Summer Library Guide or browse our online program listings.

What to read, what to read???

Want to join the Summer Reading Club, but don't know what to read? Let us help you!

EPL staff have compiled 100 stories that will make you laugh, bring tears to your eyes and scare the bejeebers out of you...sometimes all at the same time!

Just click the image below to view the booklet in a new window. Use the arrows at the top of the page to scroll through the pages and find your favourite.

Still looking for more great reads? Check out EPL's award-winning 100 Great Books to Read Together and the sequel, 100 More Great Books to Read Together.

Find out what's happening at the library this summer by picking up our Summer Library Guide or browse our online program listings.

Getting your FREE library card is simple. 

Stop by any branch with ID in hand (and proof of address). 

If you are under 18, bring your parent or gaurdian along to sign for you- they'll be legally responsible for what you borrow. 

Did you know that you can use your EPL card to borrow items from nearly all of Alberta's other public libraries? Simply register for FREE at melibraries.ca today!

 

Do you have an EPL library card and want to add it your Summer Reading Club account? We'll show you how!