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. 


Get Started

It's easy to join in and have fun! Register starting July 2:

  1. Visit the App Store or Google Play to download the free Beanstack Tracker app
  2. Read books, complete activities, or write jokes, stories and reviews to earn badges
  3. Play the game, take the challenge and level up! 

What can you win?

The more you read, the more awards and badges you’ll earn!  

  • Register for SRC and get a MOOD PENCIL
  • Read 4 books and win a DESK PET
  • Read 8 books and win a SWEET TREAT
  • Read 12 books and win a FREE BOOK
  • Read 16 books and win a 2nd DESK PET

Teachers

It's easy to join in and have fun this summer by having library staff visit your school to deliver an engaging presentation. 

Inspire your students to READ this summer. Join us online for an introduction to our Summer Reading Club designed to foster a love of reading with activities, programs and prizes. This free program is accessible to all your students with online options that everyone will enjoy. Discover all the interesting items students can borrow with a Barrie Public Library card.

Elementary Students – Kindergarten to Grade 6.
Duration: 30 minutes via online platform, in the school or outdoor classroom the choice is yours.

Click here to fill out the form and choose Summer Reading Club as your tour option.

 

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!).

Find the Library from 10am to 12pm:

  • Mondays at the Peggy Hill Team Community Centre Park
  • Wednesdays at Lampman Lane
  • Thursdays at the Peggy Hill Team Community Centre Park
  • Fridays at one our Kiosk locations (East Bayfield or Allandale) after Open Swim

 

Join us in the Afternoons:

  • Tuesdays from 1-3pm at Centennial Beach
  • Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-4pm with the City as a guest of the Summer Fun Trailer 

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:

Weekly Crafts

Come to the library and create together  - each Monday we release a new craft!

  • Popsicles
  • Superheroes
  • Monsters
  • Paper bag kites, and more

Teen Summer Reading

Students in Grades 7-12 are invited to join the online Summer Reading Club! 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!

Visit our Teen Reviewer's Page for great reading suggestions from other teens!   

Register Starting July 2

Check out our events calendar for our activities this summer.

Heading into Grade 9 or heading off to university next year? Join us to get the scoop from other Teens and find out what you really need to know! with our Teen Panels. Check out Events Calendar for these programs and more.

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.