Your Adventure Begins June 28 to August 24, 2014

What are you doing this summer?

Find your inspiration by joining the Summer Reading Club at Edmonton Public Library from June 28 to August 24. Keep up your reading throughout the summer for your chance to win some incredible prizes!

What is the Summer Reading Club?
Designed to keep kids reading over the summer, the Summer Reading Club emphasizes reading for enjoyment and includes terrific programs and activities throughout EPL. Research proves that reading over the summer helps kids when they return to school, and of course strong literacy skills help children throughout their entire lives. So there are short-term and long-term benefits to reading this summer!

When is the Summer Reading Club offered?
Registration starts Saturday, June 28, and continues until Sunday, August 24.

Who can join the Summer Reading Club?
Babies, toddlers and 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!

Don't miss out—sign up your kids online starting Sunday, June 1st or bring your kids by to one of our branches and register them for the club. On top of all the reading, come down to the library and join us for 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 listings.

New this year!
Summer Reading Club is going digital! This year children will be able to create an online account to log all of their reading hours and earn badges. Don't have access to a computer? No worries, you can come to your local branches and have one of our staff member log your hours. 

How much does it cost and where do I register?
The Summer Reading Club is completely free! Children can register at any of our locations around the city. When you register, you will receive a TD Summer Reading Club package that includes a passport and stickers. The more you read, the more chances you have to win prizes. Start reading!

Read 'em and Weep Win!

Kids...register for the Summer Reading Club and you'll receive a reading club package. Track your reading hours and once you've read 6 hours, you will receive a Completion Certificate and be entered into our grand prize draw! What's the prize? Stay tuned to our site to find out (we promise it's a good one).

There will be other fun prizes to be won. The more you read, the more draws you can enter before August 24. You can also participate in our weekly games!

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

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!

Bookable Dates*:Mid-May to June 27
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.