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The Barrie Public Library is excited to announce that the Summer Reading Club (SRC) is back this July!The Library has tons of activities, programs and reading challenges to take part in every day this summer.

Kids ages 3-12 are invited to sign up to take part in the fun beginning July 3. The TD Summer Reading Club is offered at more than 2000 public libraries across Canada, celebrating Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, and inspiring kids to explore the fun of reading in their own way.

“Sometimes all it takes is that one special book to spark a love of reading in a child,” says Serena McGovern, Children’s Services Librarian at the Barrie Public Library. “That’s what the Summer Reading Club is all about - encouraging kids to read for fun, on their own, which will hopefully turn into a lifelong love of books.”

Kids can participate from wherever summer takes them – coming in person to the library to track their books and collect prizes, or online through the Beanstack Tracker app. The app includes fun reading challenges and activities for the chance to earn badges.

“I love the Summer Reading Club! My grandma brings me to the library in the summer all the time and it’s so much fun,” says 9-year-old Klara Culp. “Last year I read 33 books and I won a desk pet! I’m a better reader now, so hopefully I can read way more books this summer.”


The Barrie Public Library will also be hosting many exciting events and programs as part of the SRC, including escape rooms, painting parties, science experiments, game nights and so much more. It all kicks off with a Bike Rodeo on Tuesday, July 4 at the Painswick location.

 Barrie Public Library memberships are available for free to those who live, work, or study in Barrie, as well as residents of Oro-Medonte.

Visit for more information about the Summer Reading Club and how to join.


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