Summer Starts at EPL


How It Works


Read anything and everything you want.


Attend live events and stream videos anytime.


Find Turtle Swift and enjoy other fun activities.

join in.

Parents? We've got content for you too.


Submit your reading minutes and contest entry to win prizes.

Congratulations to Our Winners!

Grand Prize Winners

  • Sports package: Adam D.
  • West Edmonton Mall package: Bjorn F.
  • Kiwi gift certificate: Yashika J.

Stanley Bear Prize Prizes:

Mikolai S., Benjamin B., Jasmeen K., Pepper P., Riley O., Ansel S., Jaxen M., Ethan L., Matthew B., Tatiana C., Irene K, Jonathan S., Asmaa T., Stella R., Sabine B., Lauren T., James V., Clara B., Lily S., Hanna C. and Owen R.


EPL participates in the TD Summer Reading Club (TD SRC), Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids. Enter your reading minutes by Sunday of each week to enter the grand prize draw. View contest rules. Remember: every week you submit your reading minutes is another chance to win!

Do you like reading books? Graphic novels? Recipes? It all counts as reading!

Want to track your minutes as you go? Download our weekly reading log.

Get to Know the TD SRC

Recommended Reads

Summer Starts - Check Out

Summer Starts - Reading Inspiration


Learn something new, create a masterpiece or simply have fun! To continue the fun at home, make sure you download the instruction sheets.

Summer Starts - Live Events

For Parents: The Weekly Schedule

Hey parents! Here's what you can expect each week of the program. Help your children make the most of summer—get them to enter their reading minutes, mascot contest entry and suggested story line every week!

Clues for the weekly Find the Mascot contest are released!

Watch the latest video for a new fun activity to try at home.

It's a good day to catch up on some reading.

Check out our second video of the week.

Encourage your child to suggest the next line in our story.

Check out the EPL newsletter for a roundup of this week's fun.

Last call to enter your child's weekly submissions.

Resources for Parents

Summer Starts - Resources for Parents

6 Resources to Help Keep Your Kids Active

Moving throughout the day is important for child health and development. We've compiled 6 resources to keep your kids moving and grooving.

Moving, Sitting and Sleeping for Healthy Young People

Moving, sitting and sleeping play an important role in young people’s health. Learn more about behaviours to keep them moving and playing.

8 Tips Get Kids Reading (In Summer and All the Time!)

Parents and educators: Trying to get kids to read more, or at all? Get 8 tips, tried and tested by our very own EPL librarians!

Help Kids Understand Anti-Racism and Diversity Through Books

Talking to your kids about race, racism, power and privilege can help them see how systems do not serve all people equally.

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