Summer Reading Club for Kids

Spend your summer reading, playing games, and winning awesome prizes

Win awesome prizes at WPL’s TD Summer Reading Club! SRC runs Thursday, June 30th until Saturday, August 27th at all WPL locations and YMCA OEYC in Waterloo

TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. Click here for more information.

How WPL makes summer reading WILD!

Registration begins on Thursday, June 30 at all locations. Children of all ages welcome!

Register to receive your notebook and bookmark.  Please remember to write your name in your notebook and bring it with you each time you come for a visit.

Share the books you have read with us and earn ballots for some cool prizes during each new visit. (You may visit once per day).

Read any book from our library, either traditional books, e-books, or on-line with our popular Tumblebooks feature.

The Summer Reading Club ends on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 5:30pm

Fun Programs All Summer Long

You don’t need to join the club to participate in our programs, but what better reason to come visit the library or the YMCA Early Years Centre?

Check out our amazing summer programs.

Sign up online

Check out activities at the YMCA OEYC.

We Thank Our Donors…

A very BIG thank you to our sponsors! Summer Reading Club 2016 is made WAY MORE FUN by your generous contributions.

  • Bingemans
  • Boston Pizza
  • City of Waterloo
  • Dairy Queen
  • Doon Village
  • East Side Mario's
  • Grand River Rocks
  • J & J Cards and Collectibles
  • Joseph Schneider Haus
  • Kitchener Rangers
  • KW Symphony
  • Mastermind Toys
  • Max's Golf Centre
  • McDonald's Restaurant
  • Michaels
  • Model Train Museum
  • Moses Springer Community Pool
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Panago Pizza
  • Piller's
  • Playball Academy Canada
  • Regional Museum
  • Scholastic Canada Limited
  • Stork Family Y
  • The Toronto Zoo
  • The MUSEUM
  • Toy Building Zone – Lego
  • Valumart
  • Waterloo Memorial Complex

Book BINGO

You can win prizes for reading with our Book Bingo contest that runs from July to August!

Come and collect a BINGO sheet with some suggestions for great novels to crack into. Each BINGO square challenges you to read something specific: a book with a one-word title, a book that has a cover you love, a book that scares you, a book that became a movie... and many more!  Write your title on the bingo square and every row you complete gets you a chance to win!

For the younger set, we have a Junior Book BINGO for them to challenge their reading skills.

Can you be in the Summer Reading Club AND take part in Book BINGO? Of course! We are always happy for more reading!

And More Contests

We want to celebrate summer reading in every way we can, so we're holding contests every month to get you even more excited to come in and find some books to read... and give you more chances to win prizes! Every month you can visit all our locations and participate in the contests as much as you want for a ballot for the monthly prize. Have loads of fun while you earn those ballots!

June: Collaborative Creature Creation

We have one giant WILD creature that is looking a little bare! Decorate a patch for the creature as fur, scales... or something even more creative! We will add your patch to the WILD creature and help fill in its bare spaces. Come into the library and see everyone's patches help create our creature!

July: Summertime Story Walk

Hunt through our building to find parts of our story hidden on the walls, the corners, the book shelves... everywhere! As you find the story, answer questions to finish up the plot or tell us your favourite parts. An interactive story where you get to explore as you read!

August: Solving the Silhouettes

Can you figure out the famous characters from books just by seeing their shadow? We'll have a pile of inky black outlines for you to ponder over, so get ready to stretch your brains (and maybe read some more books for research!).

Prizes

Our wonderful partners and sponsors have donated some terrific prizes for our Summer Reading Club participants.  Enter our weekly draws for a chance to win passes for:

  • YMCA
  • Waterloo Region Museum
  • City of Waterloo pools
  • Playball Academy
  • St. Jacob’s Train Museum
  • Mini Golf
  • Bingeman’s
  • The MUSEUM
  • Waterloo Central Railway
  • Ontario Science Centre

Or you could win 2 hockey sticks and a Kitchener Rangers gift card or something very cool from Mastermind Toys.

We also have an amazing Grand Prize of a brand new bicycle!!! Prize value: $400. Thank you to Piller’s and King Street Cycles for this awesome prize.

Read, have fun this summer, and good luck!