Summer Reading

Our Summer Reading Challenges have wrapped up for 2023. 
Thanks to everyone in all the wards who took part and proved that Brantford loves to read!
Our thanks to all the local businesses who donated prizes for Read for your Ward.

The Summer Reading Challenge will continue in 2024!

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


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.

Age Groups and Prizes

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

TD Summer Reading Club (ages 0-12)

Weekly prizes
Earl Haig Family Fun Park pass
Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre pass
Cineplex Movie pass
Dairee Delite gift card
Twin Valley Zoo pass
Kidtastic Adventures Indoor Playground pass
Crock a Doodle Paint Your Own Pottery gift card
Angels Diner gift card

Grand Prizes
A Curiosity Box from
The Curated Hive


Teen Summer Reading (ages 13-17)

Weekly Prizes
Indigo gift cards

Grand Prizes 
Prize pack including a journal, pencil case and $75 Indigo gift card.


Adult Summer Reading (18+)

Weekly Prizes
Amazing items from local businesses, such as Indigo gift cards and
Soaps from Soaps by Lora

Grand Prize
Prize bag including a personalized library kit, adult colouring book, soaps, and a $25 gift card.



Bonus: Prizes for the winning ward!

Each week, a person from the leading ward will win a bonus prize.

Plus, the ward that reads the most through the summer will win a private movie screening at Cineplex in 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!