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
Registration for the 2022 TD Summer Reading Club opens June 15, 2022. You can register until August 31, 2022.
Register for free, and start your summer story. We’ll add you to the Club, you'll set a points goal, and you can report on your achievements throughout the summer for the chance to win awesome prizes. Please have an adult help you register.
Ways to sign up (beginning June 15, 2022):
- Visit us in person at your favourite local branch or via Curbside Pick-up
- Use our online form
- Or, call us at 902-490-5873
2. Earn points
When you sign up for TD Summer Reading Club, 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
- Telling a joke
- Drawing a picture
- Writing a story
- Exploring a museum
- Conducting a science experiment
- Singing a song
- Playing a board game
- Making a craft
- Putting on a play
- 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 on our Logbook page. Download a printable version below or grab one from your branch! If you fill it up, you can print another, or even make your own!
It's no surprise...summer is a prize! By joining the TD Summer Reading Club and hitting your points goal, you will be entered to win amazing prizes.
Halfway Goal and Goal Completed Prizes
Hit your halfway points goal and you’ll get a Smelly Bookmark and a Dinosaur Grow Egg. When you hit your full points goal, you’ll get a Pop It!
Early Bird Prizes
Register by July 1 and you'll be entered to win our Early Bird Prizes!
Our featured Early Bird Prize:
- One pass to the Blue Jays Baseball Academy (For ages 8-12) August 11 in Kentville, Nova Scotia. Prize includes a $100 VISA gift card for travel expenses.
In 2022, you'll have the chance to win:
- A Library Extravaganza! (An extra special day at the Library, meeting the Mayor, and more. Ages 9+)
- A new bike and helmet from CycleSmith Halifax (up to $500 value)
- $200 gift card for LEGO.com
- Nintendo Switch Lite with a Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania game
- Jumbo Squishmallow - a Giant Reading Buddy!
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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.