How it works | Writing Contest | Colouring Contest Bingo | StoryWalk | En francais Accessibility 

TD Summer Reading Club

The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s largest summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. This free Club is offered at more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada and celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, while inspiring kids to explore the joys of reading. Studies show that reading throughout the summer prevents the "summer slide" of reading skills that happen naturally to students who don't continue to read over the summer break. Plus, everyone who is registered through the library will receive weekly incentive prizes!

How it works

1.Register starting June 14th, 2022 online at or by visiting or calling any library location.


2. Sign-in at the library location you registered with in order to pick up your program materials beginning Monday, July 4th.  


3. Get reading and track what you read in your notebook or pre-reader notebook including how much time you spent reading. Try some of these recommended reads



4. Visit the Library each week to sign in and collect a weekly incentive prize! Incentives include a free book, a book bag, a take home craft and more!  Please note that in order to receive weekly incentive prizes, you need to be registered through the Library and not the TD Summer Reading Club website.


5. Participate in contests. See below for more information! 


6. Visit the TD Summer Reading Club website to unlock more fun!

Writing Contest

Do you ever read a story and think you could write one too? Enter our writing contest for a chance to win a prize! Stories should be no more than four pages long or 1000 words. The theme for the story must be a fairytale, myth or legend. You must be registered for the TD Summer Reading Club to enter. 

Submissions can be brought to any branch of the Thunder Bay Public Library or emailed to Contest runs from July 4th to August 19th.

Colouring Contest

Pick-up and colour one of six TD Summer Reading Club colouring pages starting Tuesday, June 14th, 2022 and return your completed picture to any Library before Friday, August 19th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. 

There is more than one prize and submissions will judged based on age. Participants can submit more than one picture as long as it is not the same picture. You do not need to be registered for the TD Summer Reading Club to enter.



Summer Reading Bingo 

Pick up a Youth(13+) or Adult BINGO card from any branch of the Thunder Bay Public Library and start reading to complete squares. Each completed line is worth one ballot towards three prizes, including a grand prize of a new eReader! Completed BINGO sheets must be returned by Friday, August 19th. You do not need to be registered for the TD Summer Reading Club in order to participate. 



A StoryWalk is a fun, activity that places a children’s book, page by page, on laminated poster boards along a path or in a park. Kids and their families have the opportunity to enjoy reading a book while strolling through their community. Choose between I Am Scary by Elise Gravel or Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel or enjoy them both! 

A south side location will be the grounds of the Mary J. L. Black Library and a north side location will be in Connaught Square (directly across the street from Waverley). 


En français

The TD Summer Reading Club is a bilingual program! Kids can participate in the Club by requesting printed materials in French or by visiting

Accessible notebooks 

Accessible notebooks and books to read are available upon request or online at


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