What is the Stay-at-Home Reading Challenge?

Every year the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) unveils a new Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) for the members of our communities. In response to the current physical distancing restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have retooled the SRC to present you with exciting challenges while the library remains closed to the public and we are obliged to limit physical contact.


Beginning May 4 we will launch the program with a new theme and challenges every week. With each challenge you complete, you'll get more chances to win all kinds of great prizes!

Our challenges will keep you reading, thinking, and engaging with fellow community members throughout this exceptional period. You'll be asked to explore your community in new ways, engage with literature, the Internet, and KFPL's own collection and services. You can participate as much or as little as you'd like.

Weekly and Grand Prizes

When you create an account on the appropriate Stay-at-Home Reading Challenge website you will be entered into our final draw. After that, the more challenges you complete, the more chances you get to win all kinds of great prizes!

For teen participants there will be a draw for a newly released book prize every week. At the end of the program we will hold a grand prize draw for $100, $75, $50, and $25 gift cards to Chapters Indigo. That’s four grand prize winners!

For adult participants there will be a weekly draw for one newly released book. At the end of the summer we will hold a grand prize draw for $100, $75, $50, and $25 gift cards to Chapters Indigo. That’s also four grand prize winners! All prizes will be distributed after the library re-opens and social distancing restrictions have been lifted.

How to Register

To participate in the Stay-at-Home Reading Challenge, simply register for the appropriate age group with your library card number on this website. Teen participants (in Grades 7 to 12) should join the Teen Challenge. New Adults and Adults can register for the Adult Challenge. 

When Does It Begin?

Registration for the Stay-at-Home Reading Challenge opens on May 4. At that point you can begin completing the Week 1 challenges. After that, a new set of themed challenges will be posted every week!