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Summer Reading Club 2018

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Defeat Summer Brain Drain with the TD Summer Reading Club!

Avoid Summer Brain Drain and celebrate everything that makes Canada epic with the TD Summer Reading Club! Registration opens on Friday, June 1! 

Registration for the TD Summer Reading Club includes a notebook with reading challenges, activities, stickers, and online extras. You and your child can pick these up at any branch starting Tuesday, July 3 or at any branch or TD Summer Reading Club program after this date.

You can also pick up your notebook at the Canada Day Kick-Off Party on Sunday, July 1 at the Courtice Branch! 

Programs are weekly and will run from Tuesday, July 3 to Thursday, August 23. Special Epic Experiences will be jam-packed with celebratory fun and memory-making fun! View the online program calendar, or download a printable booklet!

Club Registration


You may register your child(ren) in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.


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eNewsletter: Special Edition!

Stay in the know! When you register your child, sign up for the Summer Reading Club eNewsletter! Receive highlights about what’s going on each week, the next Epic Experience, and fun activities you can share with your reader at home!

Forgot to sign up for the eNewsletter when you registered for the Club? Don't worry, you can subscribe here!

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Ride to Read

TD Summer Reading Club membership required.

Summer Reading Club members can turn their Library cards into Durham Region Transit (DRT) passes and ride for free in July and August!

Transit information, including schedules, may be found on the DRT website. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by a fare-paying caregiver.

Special Preliminary Celebrations

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Get Your Summer Read On Week!
(Saturday, June 16 to Saturday, June 23, all ages)
Get a sneak peek at the fun awaiting members of the TD Summer Reading Club this year!
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(Courtice Branch, Sunday, July 1, 1:00 to 3:00pm, all ages)
Celebrate Canada Day and kick-off the TD Summer Reading Club at your Library! Drop by for 20 minutes or two hours to explore, learn, and create with us as we put on our discovery hats and get ready to beat Summer Brain Drain!

Weekly Programs and Epic Experiences

Weekly programs will run from Monday, July 3 to Thursday, August 23. All programs and Epic Experiences are drop in except Tuesdays on the Trail; TD Summer Reading Club membership required. Program may be limited on a first-come, first-served basis due to space constraints.

View the online program calendar, or download a printable booklet!

Summer Reading Club number, week 1.
Epic Experience:
Dinosaur Detectives (Courtice Branch, Wednesday, July 4 , 2:00pm, all ages)
Get up close with dinosaur fossils with this interactive archeological experience direct from the Royal Ontario Museum!
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Tuesdays on the Trail (OPG, Darlington, Tuesday, July 10, 10:00am or 1:00pm, all ages)
Learn all about local wildlife and the great outdoors while playing games outside! Don’t forget your hat and sunscreen, and bring plenty of drinking water!
Summer Reading Club number, week 3.
Epic Experience:
Paint Peril (Bowmanville Branch, Monday, July 16 , 2:00pm, all ages)
Sling paint and make patterns with gravity by engineering a pendulum! Find out if different pendulums make different patterns
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Epic Experience:
Play with your Food (Newcastle Branch, Thursday, July 24 , 1:30pm, all ages)
Challenge your senses and become a food scientist! Mix ingredients to discover kitchen chemistry with Scientists in School!
Summer Reading Club number, week 5.
Epic Experience:
Training Camp (Courtice Branch, Wednesday, August 1, 2:00pm, all ages)
Find out what it takes to be the ultimate athlete in a sports-challenge obstacle course with Municipality of Clarington Community Services!
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Epic Experience:
Big Wheels (Courtice Branch, Wednesday, August 8 , 1:30pm, all ages)
Big Wheels is rolling back into town! Get up close with your favourite working cars, trucks, and equipment in everyone’s favourite parking lot party!
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Epic Experience:
It's All About the Bass (Newcastle Branch, Tuesday, August 14, 2:00pm, all ages)
Dance with the music! Learn how you can bust a move to your own groove and dazzle on the dance floor with Spotlight Dance Company!
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Epic Experience:
Movie Night (Newcastle Branch, Thursday, August 23, 7:30pm, all ages)
Celebrate the success of Summer Reading Club! Bring a blanket or chair (and maybe some snacks), and get cozy to watch a summer block buster!


Co-created and delivered by 2,000 public libraries across Canada, development of this national, bilingual program is led by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group.

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