Explore our fun online reading clubs and enjoy actvities, challenges, reading surprises and so much more! 

1000 books before kindergarten

Ages 5 and under with a caregiver
Join the club at waterloo.readsquared.com

Explore the world of early literacy with your preschooler. The mission is simple: Read!

Click here to create an account with us where you and your child can track all of the books you read together. Each week, new missions to help you build literacy skills for life will appear in your account.

Read, write, sing, talk and play with these missions for hours of fun together. Graduates of the program will receive a special gift and certificate. For more information about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, click here.

Let's explore the forest of reading 

Kindergarten to Adult
Starts Wednesday, February 17
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The Forest of Reading®is Canada's largest recreational reading program with over 270,000 readers taking part every year. Its mission is to instill the love of reading across Canada.

Explore all the nominated titles in your age category/interest level with activities, videos and challenges. The more missions you complete, the more chances you have to win. Fun to do by yourself, with your family or with your class.

This program is offered jointly by the four library systems of Waterloo Region.

Teen Book Club

Teens ages 13 to 19 years old
Thursday, April 1 to Wednesday, June 30
Join the club at waterloo.readsquared.com

Your mission is easy, complete as many missions as possible and you could win. Our Teen Events Team has created a space where you can share reviews, recommendations (and rants!) about the books you read. Find book-minded others, complete challenges and discover your next great read.

cookbook book club

Adults & Teens
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Looking for that next great cookbook? Then join our Cookbook Book Club for adults!

You'll work your way through new recipes and challenges. Can you plan a Fiesta night? What's the trick to the perfect chocolate cake? Review recipes and popular cookbooks, share your successes (and fails) and get recommendations from culinary enthusiasts in our community.