Summer Reading Club

Get ready for Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all interests and abilities. The TD Summer Reading Club (SRC) is a free program that celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators, and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading.  

Smartphone with Beanstack Tracker app

How it Works

The club is designed for kids aged 3 to 12 years old. Kids can participate online anytime, anywhere – wherever summer takes you. Read stories, explore activities to spark your curiosity, and enjoy special programs and performers. 

View our 2023 Summer Reading Club Flyer

Get Started

It's easy to join in and have fun! Register starting Monday, July 3

  1. Visit the App Store or Google Play to download the free Beanstack Tracker app
  2. Choose Barrie Public Library as the site you want to join.
  3. Create an account and register for the kids SRC challenge
  4. Read books, complete activities, or write jokes, stories and reviews to earn badges
  5. Play the game, take the challenge and level up! 

Read and WIN prizes!

  • Read 4 books and win a Desk Pet
  • Read 8 books and win a Sweet Treat
  • Read 12 books a Flying Disc
  • Read 16 books get a Second Desk Pet
  • Read 20 books and win Free Book

BPL on the GO

Outdoor spaces are the places to be this summer, and the library is moving beyond our walls to meet our community! Find us as we travel to different parks and community centres around Barrie to celebrate our Summer Reading Club (weather dependent, of course!).

Join us for in the community starting at 10 am:

  • Mondays in the John Edwin Coupe Park for a Storytime and some featured guests.
  • Tuesdays at Lampman Lane Community Park
  • Wednesdays at the Peggy Hill Team Community Centre Park

There’s lots to do when you find us in the community – sign up for our Summer Reading Club, report on your reading to win prizes and have fun.

Kids' Activities

Join us for lots of great kids' activities this summer that will engage your child to discover, learn play, and read. Some of our events include:


Teen Summer Reading

Register Today

Students in Grades 7-12 are invited to join the online Summer Reading Club starting Monday, July 3, 2023! The more you read the more virtual awards and badges you’ll earn. Explore new reads, write reviews, complete activities, and more. 

Read and report in the Beanstack Tracker app for your chance to win a $25 dollar gift card from Amazon!

Things to look forward to this year:

  • If we get 100 registrants one of our staff will dye their hair a funky colour
  • If we get 150 registrants one of our staff will get a pie in the face

Events to look forward to:

Simcoe Reads

We've teamed up with other libraries in the region to bring you Simcoe Reads, a fun virtual book club for adults and teens! Based on Canada Reads, each library selects a Canadian book and a local celebrity champion. Read all seven books over the summer, pick your favourite and then enjoy a live debate in September to see which book is crowned the winner. 

Learn more about Simcoe Reads.