About the TD Summer Reading Club

About the TD Summer Reading Club

The TD Summer Reading Club is a free program that encourages kids (ages 3+) to read over their summer break from school. The program is adaptable to kids of all ages, interests, and abilities.

It gives kids an opportunity to learn and grow with each story. Kids set their own points goal, track their activities, and report back at the Library to earn prizes throughout the summer. 

How it works

1. Register

Registration will open for the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club on June 19, 2024. Check back at that time to fill out our registration form!

Registration will remain open through August 31, 2024.

2. Earn points

When you sign up for TD Summer Reading Club, you'll set your points goal for the summer.

Reading is more than just picking up a book. Kids can build literacy skills without even realizing it; by telling a story about their day, drawing a picture, or helping write a grocery list.

Kids also learn through play, so we encourage kids to stretch their imaginations to earn points in unique ways.

Kids can earn points by:

  • Reading, reading, reading—to themselves or someone else
  • Attending a Library program
  • Telling a joke
  • Writing a story
  • Exploring a museum
  • Conducting a science experiment
  • Singing a song
  • Playing a board game
  • Playing a game or sport
  • Making a craft
  • Putting on a play
  • Drawing a picture
  • Anything that works your brain will help you gain!
  • Visit the TD Summer Reading Club website, opens a new window for more ideas.

3. Keep track of your points

Keep track of your points in the Logbook you receive when signing up.

If you run out of pages, you can download and print an extra logbook page, here! Or, ask us at any Library branch.

Report in to the Library throughout the summer on your progress. The last day to report on your points progress is September 14, 2024.

4. Win cool prizes

Halfway & Full Points Prizes

You’ll get a Squishy Mochi when you hit your half points goal, AND your full points goal.

Grand Prizes

Hit your summer reading and activity goal, and you could win BIG.

  • A new bike and helmet from CycleSmith Halifax ($500 value)
  • $200 gift card for LEGO.com
  • Nintendo Switch Lite with Pokémon Violet a game
  • Jumbo Archie the Axilotl Squishmallow - a Giant Reading Buddy!
  • Zatzman Sportsplex Family Punch Pass or Day Pass
  • Canada Games Centre Pass
  • ...and more!


Email us at src@halifaxlibrary.ca!

Rules and regulations

Contest eligibility: All draws are subject to Halifax Public Libraries' Contest Ineligibility Policy.

Prize details: Prizes may not be exactly as shown. Halifax Public Libraries makes no warranties with regard to the prizes. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. The prizes are not transferable and there are no substitutions (in cash or otherwise). The Library reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability.

Prize notification and pick-up: Upon drawing, a parent or guardian of draw prize winners will be contacted via the telephone number provided during registration to inform them of the win. If the Library is unable to contact the parent or guardian within three (3) weeks of the draw, another winner will be selected. Draw prizes not picked up within six (6) weeks of the draw will be awarded to another eligible person. 

Announcement of winners: The first names and registration numbers of the draw prize winners may be published on the Library website, and we may request the winner and parent/guardian permission to take a photo for website and/or social media use.

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