Summer Reading

Thank you for reading this summer!

Thank you for everyone for reading and tracking their reading this summer. 
Nearly 20,000 books were logged through our Adult, Teen and children's TD Summer Reading Club. 

We gave out $5,000 worth of prizes to people of all ages. 

The winner of the Read for your Ward Challenge was Ward 1. Details on the movie screening will be available soon.  

Read for your Ward Details

The first-ever Read for your Ward Challenge was a great success! 
Thank you to everyone who logged their reading and for the more than 200 people who put signs up in their yards and windows! It was amazing to see such great community support. 

Ward 1 was the winner in the inagural Read for your Ward challenge. Residents in the ward will have the opportunity to attend a free movie screening at Brantford's Cineplex on Saturday, Oct. 16 as a reward. Details on how to register for this screening will be posted soon. 

The Read for your Ward contest is in conjunction with our regular reading challenges for kids, teens and adults. We want all of Brantford to read this summer!

It's easy to participate: Adults, kids and teens only have to read a book and log their reading through online or paper ballots.

Nearly $5,000 worth of prizes were awarded through summer reading challenges in 2022.

The more you read, the more chances you have to win and the better your ward will do!

Join the Library today to get access to thousands of books, eBooks and audiobooks. It's free to join!

This program has been supported by a grant from SC Johnson.

Brantford Ward Map
Brantford Ward Maps

Click the text in the grey bar for a large image of Brantford's Wards. 
Or, search your address using this online tool. Our staff are also always happy to help.

Summer Reading Age Groups and Prizes

 These programs have been supported by a grant from SC Johnson.


TD Summer Reading Club (ages 0-12)

Weekly prizes:
Gift cards or passes to Angel's Diner, Dairee Delite, Earl Haig Family Fun Park, Twin Valley Zoo, Kidtastic Adventures, Wayne Gretzky Sport Centre, Cineplex and Crock a Doodle Brantford. Plus an ice cream cake donated by Dairee Delite, and nearly 50 books!

Grand Prizes
10 Curiosity Boxes!

Teen Summer Reading (ages 13-17)

Weekly Prizes
Two $25 Indigo gift cards

Grand Prizes
Three $75 Indigo gift cards 

Adult Summer Reading (18+)

Weekly Prizes:
A personalized surprise book kit and a $25 Indigo gift card.

Grand Prize:
Ten gift baskets with items from local businesses, plus a $50 Indigo gift card.

Bonus: Prizes for the winning ward!

 Some more incentive for your ward to read the most!!

Every week, we will draw an extra prize for people living in the ward that is in the lead. 

Plus, we'll have a year-end celebration for residents living in the ward that reads the most - a private movie screening at Cineplex Brantford.

Looking for something to read?

You don't have to come and browse Library stacks to find items to read. 
Check the below options designed to make it easy for you to find your next read (or listen!). 
Also, see our summer staff picks for adults and staff picks for children.

Grab and Go Bags
Grab and Go Bags

Not sure what to read? Fill out this online form and our staff will put together a bag of books for you based on your interests. Kids and teen bags have ten items and adult bags have five items.
We'll let you know when your bag is ready to be picked up!

Graphic Novels
Digital Graphic Novels

Get instant access to digital editions of the biggest graphic novels through our Hoopla service. Just log in with your Library card information and start borrowing with no wait times! 

Book on a shelf
Book Club in a Bag

Start your own book club with our Book Club in a Bag service. 
Get ten copies of one title for seven weeks. Nearly 150 titles to choose from for people of all ages! A great way to read with your neighbours!

phone with headphones

Our Libby app has audiobooks for kids, teens and adults. 
Download them and listen to them on your commute, walks or around the house!