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Cartoon of girl skippingWelcome to the TD Summer Reading Club 2013, designed to keep your child reading and enjoying books all summer!

How do I sign up?

Come into any of our 18 Library locations, starting June 12th, to register your child in Go! 2013 TD Summer Reading Club, a joint initiative with Library and Archives Canada.

How much does it cost?

It's FREE! Kids 12 and under can also sign up for a FREE library card so they can take home some great books.

How does it work?

When you sign up, you will receive an activity booklet or magazine, a passport, and your first of nine weekly reading ballots. Weekly reading ballots will be released every Wednesday starting June 12th. Every time you complete a weekly reading ballot, you will receive a sticker that you can add to your passport!

Track your child's reading on the reading ballot — preschoolers need to read 15 minutes a day, and school-age children need to read 20 minutes a day to complete a ballot every week. Books, magazines, trivia books, comics, everything counts in the TD Summer Reading Club. Read all summer long to be entered in the grand prize draw at the end of the summer. 


This year's grand prize is a MadPax backpack complete with explorer’s accessories like a magnifying glass and compass!  Each of our 18 library locations will be giving one away, as well as many weekly book prizes.

The program ends August 31st, so remember to get your final ballots in on time!

Who can play?

Babies, preschoolers, and children of all ages can participate this summer. There is a special activity booklet just for babies and preschoolers, with fun activities for kids and parents to do together.

Why join the Summer Reading Club?

Studies show that children may lose reading skills over the summer months. However, children who continue to read during this time maintain and even gain literacy skills. Reading opens doors to a world of imagination and knowledge. Enthusiastic readers make better students and will develop an association with books and learning that will last a lifetime. By visiting the Calgary Public Library regularly and participating in the TD Summer Reading Club, your child will develop and sustain these crucial skills.