Summer Reading

Get ready for Summer Reading!

Beginning June 22, all ages can drop by both Library branches and pick up a Summer Reading journal.

Joining Summer Reading is easy!

  1. Sign up at either Library branch and pick up a reading journal.
  2. Enjoy books, eBooks, graphic novels and audiobooks - they all count!
  3. Report each title you read.

Reporting Your Reading

Report each item you read to enter a draw to win a weekly and grand prize! There are several ways to report your reading:

  • Use the online reporting form (opens June 22).
  • Fill out a paper ballot available at both Library branches.
  • Kids ages 0 - 12 can also report at the Summer Reading desk at both Library branches (opens June 24).

The more you enter, the more chances you have to win!

Prizes for All Ages

TD Summer Reading Club (ages 0-12)

Drop by the Summer Reading desk to pick up a weekly giveaway!

Prizes for weekly draws include books, craft kits, or passes to local attractions.

All entries are eligible to win a grand prize.


Teen Summer Reading (ages 13-17)

Enter for your chance to win weekly prizes.

All entries are eligible to win a grand prize.


Adult Summer Reading (18+)

Enter for your chance to win weekly prizes of Library swag and other prizes.

All entries are eligible to win a grand prize.

Special Summer Reading Events

The entire family can join us throughout the summer for special Summer Reading events!

Summer Reading Kick Off Event
Saturday, June 29 

Join us for the Summer Reading kickoff

at the Main Branch with author Patricia Storms!



Mid-Summer Reading Party
Saturday, July 20

Drop in for an all-ages Mid-Summer

Reading Party at the Main Branch!


End of Summer Reading Party
Saturday, August 31

Everyone is invited to join us for an 

End of Summer Reading Party

at the Main Branch!

Read for Your Ward

Want to see how your neighbourhood stacks up against the rest? Starting June 22, show your reading pride and pick up a Read for Your Ward lawn sign at both Library branches. Be sure to select your ward when you report your reading. Stay tuned for weekly updates featuring the wards with the most readers in the children, teen and adult categories.

2023 Read for Your Ward Results

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 Sponsors

The Summer Reading program has been generously supported by local sponsors:

logos for s c johnson and dairee delite

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!