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TD Summer Reading Club

Read Books, Win Prizes! Join the Club!

Boost your summer reading at CLMA this summer! TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities.

Join us each week for programs and activities across all locations. Show off your reading log to earn ballots for weekly prizes and grand prize draws. Have fun reading new books and trying new challenges!

Registration is now open! Pick-up your activity book, stickers and web access code at any library location.


Special Events

Summer Launch Party!

Newcastle Library | Friday, Jun 28, 1:30-3:30pm | All ages | Drop in | Outdoors, weather permitting

Celebrate the start of the TD Summer Reading Club! Register for the Club, enjoy performances by Magician Scott Dietrich, and take part in fun activities!

Weather permitting, this event will be held outdoors.

Summer Wrap Up Party!

Newcastle Library | Wednesday, Aug 21, 4-6pm | All ages | Drop in | Outdoors, weather permitting

Celebrate summer with fun games, activities, face painting, and more, including special guests Spider-Man and Butterfly Barbi! 

Weather permitting, this event will be held outdoors.

Drop In Programs & Weekly Themes

All locations | Tuesday, Jul 2 to Thursday, Aug 15


Recommended for grades JK-4 | Drop in

  • Bowmanville: Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Courtice: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am
  • Newcastle: Mondays, 10:30-11:30am
    Please note: on weeks with holiday Mondays (Jul 1, Aug 5), program will be held on Fridays
  • Orono: Thursdays, 10:30-11:30am


Recommended for grades 2-6

  • Bowmanville: Thursdays, 1:30-2:30pm
  • Courtice: Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30pm
  • Newcastle: Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30pm

Starry Space

Week 1: Jul 2-5

Explore stars, planets, moons and galaxies with far out activities, games & challenges.

Camping Under the Stars

Week 2: Jul 8-11

Have a camping adventure without mosquitoes! Enjoy camping games & activities.

Amazing Aliens

Week 3: Jul 15-18

All about aliens! Have fun mixing, matching and creating aliens.

Famous Stars

Week 4: Jul 22-25

Entertainment stars, sports stars, famous authors! So many stars to explore!

Star Wars

Week 5: Jul 29 - Aug 1

Celebrate Star Wars! Discover favourite characters and enjoy galactically fun activities! Costumes welcome!

Olympic Stars

Week 6: Aug 6-9

Celebrate the 2024 summer Olympics with fun challenges and activities! Weather permitting, programs will be held outdoors.

Being Your Own Star

Week 7: Aug 12-15

Celebrate you! Explore your uniqueness and have fun telling your own story!

Observing Past and Present

Sarah Jane Williams HC | Tuesdays, Jul 2 to Aug 13, 10:30am | All ages | Drop in

Bring your curiosity and enjoy interactive activities and games each week! Learn how to identify constellations and folklore related to navigation, travel, and mythology. Explore the history of the Farmer’s Almanac, and learn about the weather’s impact on crops and human life.

STEAM Workshops

Optical Illusions

Grades 3-6 | Registered | $8

Do you see what I see? Look close up and far away. Explore the science behind optical illusions and create your own.

  • Bowmanville: Tuesday, Jul 2, 2pm -- register
  • Courtice: Thursday, Aug 8, 2pm -- register
  • Newcastle: Thursday, Aug 29, 4pm -- register

Sink or Float?

Grades 2-5 | Registered | $8

Will it sink, or will it float? Why? Learn about buoyancy, then build a vessel of your very own. Weather permitting, this event will be held outdoors.

  • Newcastle: Thursday, Jul 11, 4pm -- register
  • Orono: Tuesday, Jul 23, 1pm -- register
  • Courtice: Thursday, Aug 22, 4pm -- register

Bath Science

Grades 4-7 | Registered | $8

What makes things fizz? Discover the fabulous and fizzy science behind some fun bath products and then make your own.

  • Courtice: Thursday, Jul 18, 4pm -- register
  • Newcastle: Thursday, Aug 1, 2pm -- register
  • Bowmanville:Thursday, Aug 15, 6pm -- register

StoryWalk: The Darkest Dark

Written by Chris Hadfield, Kate Fillion | Illustrated by Eric Fan, Terry Fan

 Inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield and brought to life by Terry and Eric Fan's illustrations, The Darkest Dark will encourage readers to dream the impossible.

Chris loves rockets and planets and pretending he's a brave astronaut, exploring the universe. Only one problem--at night, Chris doesn't feel so brave. He's afraid of the dark. But when he watches the groundbreaking moon landing on TV, he realizes that space is the darkest dark there is--and the dark is beautiful and exciting, especially when you have big dreams to keep you company. 

StoryWalk Schedule

Dates English + French English
June 21 - July 5 Waverley Place grounds CLOCA, Bowmanville Westside Marshes (Osprey Trail)
July 5 - 19 Courtice Library grounds Orono Park
July 19 - August 2 Orono Library grounds CLOCA, Long Sault (Rabbit Trail)
August 2 - 16 Waverley Place grounds  
August 16 - 30 Newcastle Library grounds CLOCA, Enniskillen (Turtle Trail)

Spade Riddles


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 success! 

Book your visit now!

More Information about the Club


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.

Program Partners

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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