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TD Summer Reading Club

TD Summer Reading Club 2023

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Beat the dreaded "Summer Brain Drain" with the annual TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s biggest summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests and all abilities.

Do you like cool stuff, amazing facts and mysterious fiction? What makes you curious and creative? Explore your neighbourhood, library, museum, and the world around you! Show off your collections and creations. Have fun collaborating and creating new things with others!

Drop in to weekly in-person programs and special events! Children can boost their reading skills and stay sharp for school by learning through play and hands-on activities this July and August!

Download the SRC program calendar! Makes a great page to stick to your fridge for quick reference! You can also view our online SRC program calendar, and filter by branch!

Class Visits for the Club

Educators! We’d love to meet your class! The Library can offer a visit tailored to your grade at your school or local branch. We’ll highlight the TD Summer Reading Club and help your students prepare for a successful September.

Book your visit now!


The TD SRC is for children of all abilities, no matter how they read! Find SRC notebooks adapted for physical, visual, or learning disabilities on the national TD Summer Reading Club website, with SRC books in a variety of accessible formats, such as DAISY audio and braille.


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Club Registration

Registration opens Monday, June 12, 9:30 a.m.

TD SRC members will have access to book reporting, special challenges, and prize draws! After you register, be sure drop by any branch starting June 12 to pick up your activity book, stickers, and web access code!

Register now!


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Special Events

Download the SRC program calendar!

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SRC Kick-Off Party!

Waverley Place grounds: Friday, June 30, 11am-2pm
All ages • Drop in • Brag Tag Event!

Celebrate the start of summer at the TD Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party featuring Dan the Music Man!

Calling all kids and kids at heart! Get ready for a musical adventure that will stretch your imagination, tickle your funny bone, and warm your heart! Join one of Canada’s favourite children’s performers, songwriters and recording artists of family fun, Dan the Music Man!

Join us on the Waverley Place grounds on Friday June 30th from 11am to 2pm to musical performances, children’s activities, and a pizza party!

Sponsored by OPG.

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Princess Storytime

Newcastle: Monday, July 10, 6pm
All ages • Drop in • Brag Tag Event!

Be our guest! Dress up in your favourite royal costume and join us for stories, songs and a meet and greet with a special guest!

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Tuesdays on the Trail

Darlington Lower Hydro Fields
(312 Crago Rd., Courtice, ON, L1E 2R3)
Tuesday, July 11, 1pm
All ages • Registered

Come be AMAZED! Explore engineering with a fun, build it yourself STEM activity! Presented in partnership with Ontario Power Generation. Register today!


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Superhero Storytime

Bowmanville: Tuesday, July 18, 6pm
All ages • Drop in • Brag Tag Event!

Do whatever a spider can at this super storytime! Dress up in your favourite superhero costume and join us for stories and a meet and greet with a special guest!

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Snuggle-Up, Read and Sing with Scott Gardner and Walter the Guitar

Courtice: Thursday, July 27, 6pm
All ages • Drop in • Brag Tag Event!

Howl with delight with Walter’s songs and musical games! A guitar with a mind of his own, Walter leads young minds through magical adventures. And when Walter stubbornly demands a break, Scott (former librarian, kindergarten and primary teacher) is forced to fill in with action songs, finger plays and story telling.

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Princess Storytime

Bowmanville: Tuesday, Aug 1, 6pm
All ages • Drop in • Brag Tag Event!

Let it goooo! Dress up in your favourite royal costume and join us for stories, songs and a meet and greet with a special guest!

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Firefighter Storytime

Newcastle: Wednesday, Aug 16, 11am
All ages • Drop in • Brag Tag Event!

Enjoy a very special storytime hosted by Clarington’s firefighters!

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Wrap-Up Party!

Newcastle: Friday, Aug 18, 4-6pm
All ages • Brag Tag Event!

Celebrate the end of TD Summer Reading Club and show off your Read-and-Bead collections! Join us for activities, a dance party, and to receive your Summer Reading Club certificate.

More Coming Soon!

Stay tuned to our SRC website and social media for more fun programs!



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June 12 to July 3: Courtice and Newcastle Branches
July 3 to July 17: Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre (Bowmanville) and Orono Branch
July 17 to August 14: Courtice Millennium Trail and Newcastle Branch
August 14 to September 5: Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre (Bowmanville) and Orono Branch

When two siblings go on a treasure hunt, they aren’t sure exactly what kind of treasure they are looking for. What they do know is that treasures are shiny, mysterious and precious. And that all the really good treasures are hidden! Story by Mireille Messier, illustrations by Irene Luxbacher. (Orca Book Publisher, Fall 2019)

Enjoy a tale on the trail! StoryWalks are fun, educational activities that place pages from children’s storybooks along local trails. StoryWalk was created as a way for people of all ages to combine physical activity in a local, natural area with a story combining a love of two things: storytelling and walking.


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Weekly Programs


Program Descriptions

Download the SRC program calendar!

Monday July 3 to Friday, August 18. All programs drop in.

Ages 0 to 3

Tales for Tots
Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes designed to help build early literacy skills and get your child ready to read.

Ages 0 to 5

Stay & Play
Children and their caregivers can play, explore, and socialize. This is a casual program; please feel free to arrive late or leave early.

Grades JK to 6

Curious Collectors
Explore collecting and curating items to make them into fun collections to share! Gather your own items, explore art in nature, learn how to make displays, and share creations from your imagination with the Museum this summer! Check out Curious Collectors on Tuesdays or Wednesdays for topics!

Discover Stories
Dive into the world of books and stories! Uncover new stories, captivating books, exciting comics, and more! Learn about the wonderful world of storytelling and discover new and exciting tales to spark your imagination.

Let’s Investigate!
Explore the world around you with weekly STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) challenges. Inspire your curiosity and a love for learning and science through hands-on activities and exploration.

Pop-Up Makerspace
Let your imagination soar with a variety of arts & crafts! Express your creativity while exploring new and fun maker tools.

Grades 4 to 6

Chill Zone
Embark on weekly challenges, play your favorite video games, and try out some board games. Socialize, have fun and make new friends!

All Ages

Picnic and Play
Pack a picnic lunch and join us on the lawn at Waverley Place for stories, songs, and outdoor games! Weather permitting.


Park Pop-Ups
Find us at parks across Clarington all summer! Every Monday we’ll be popping-up at different parks in your community.

  • Monday, July 3 (Bowmanville / Orono)
    • 9:30am-1pm: Port Darlington East Beach (54 East Beach Rd., Bowmanville)
    • 2:30-5pm: Orono Park/Pool (61 Princess St., Orono)
  • Monday, July 10 (North Clarington)
    • 9:30-11am: Solina Park (1964 Concession Rd 6, Solina)
    • 11:30am-1pm: Elliott Memorial Park (30 Millstream Lane, Hampton)
    • 2:30-4pm: Harvey Jackson Memorial Park (6690 Regional Rd 18, Kendall)
  • Monday, July 17 (Bowmanville / Courtice)
    • 9:30-11am: Optimist Park (118 Waverly Rd., Bowmanville)
    • 11:30am-1pm: Glenabbey Parkette (231 Glenabbey Dr., Courtice)
    • 2:30-4pm: Harry Gay Neighbourhood Park (179 Harry Gay Dr., Courtice)
  • Monday, July 24 (Courtice / Newcastle)
    • 9:30am-1pm: Rosswell Park (132 Rosswell Dr., Courtice)
    • 2:30-5pm: Pearce Farm Park (260 Shipway Ave., Newcastle)
  • Monday, July 31 (Newtonville / Newcastle)
    • 9:30-11am: Ina Brown Parkette (12 Newtonville Mill St., Newtonville)
    • 11:30am-1pm: Rickard Neighbourhood Park (70 Grady Dr., Newcastle)
    • 2:30-4pm: Walbridge Park (10 Glass Crt., Newcastle)
  • Monday, Aug 14 (North Clarington)
    • 9:30-11am: Burketon Park (90 Darlington St., Burketon)
    • 11:30am-1pm: Enniskillen Park (8195 Old Scugog Rd., Enniskillen)
    • 2:30-4pm: Tyrone Park (2716 Concession Rd 7, Tyrone)
  • Monday, Aug 21 (Bowmanville)
    • 9:30-11am: Harvey Jones Park (90 Harvey Jones Ave., Bowmanville)
    • 11:30am-1pm: Bons Park (299 Bons Ave., Bowmanville)
    • 2:30-4pm: Guildwood Park (180 Guildwood Dr., Bowmanville)


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Book Reporting

Brand new this year: Read-and-Bead!

After registering for the TD SRC, you can pick up your ball chain at any Library branch and start collecting your beads to show off your summer reading!

Each week, talk to staff and report your reading at any service desk, and let us know how many books you've read that week. You can pick up your set of 5 beads each week you report! If you are unable to visit us a particular week, you can phone in to your home branch or call Member Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, and pick up your set of beads the next time you visit.

You can also earn special Brag Tag beads at SRC events and programs throughout the summer! Check out our Special Events section for dates and times!

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For Adults: Summer Reading BINGO!

Monday, June 12 to Friday, August 18

Challenge yourself to read outside your comfort zone!

Download and print or pick up a card at any branch, then drop off your completed cards for your chance to win!

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