What is the Summer Reading Challenge?

Every year the Kingston Frontenac Public Library unveils a new Summer Reading Program for the members of our communities. This year we've relocated our Teen and Adult Summer Reading Challenges to Facebook to encourage friendly interaction among participants as you complete exciting tasks! We will also be offering a downloadable paper version of the challenges on this website and at our branches for those who would like to complete the challenges offline!

Challenges

Each week, from June 19 to August 27, we'll introduce a new theme and set of novice, intermediate, and advanced challenges for you to complete and share. With each challenge you complete, you'll get more chances to win all kinds of great prizes.

Our challenges will keep you reading throughout the summer and encourage you to share your thoughts and feelings about what you're reading with other participants. 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, completing challenges whether you're at home, on vacation, at a library branch, or out in the community.

Weekly and Grand Prizes 

Simply by joining the appropriate Summer Reading Challenge Facebook group (or submitting your first paper entry at one of our branches) you will be entered into our end-of-Summer 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 weekly draw for a newly released book prize as well as a larger prize (which will include a book and other cool loot!). That’s two winners every week! 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 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 four grand prize winners!

The more challenges you complete, the greater your chances of winning, so be sure to level up!

How To Register

To participate in the Summer Reading Challenge, simply join the appropriate Facebook group. Teen participants (in grades 7 to 12) should join the KFPL Teen Summer Reading Challenge. New Adults and Adults can register for KFPL’s Summer Reading Challenge for Adults. When you join one of the Facebook groups you will be asked to enter your library card number. This is so we can confirm that participants live in Kingston or Frontenac. If you would like to participate offline, simply download and print the weekly PDF versions of the challenges when they are posted on this website, complete them, and return to a KFPL branch. Alternately, a KFPL staff member can print the weekly PDF versions for you as they are released.

When Does It Begin?

Registration for the Summer Reading Challenge will begin on June 12. The Challenge will begin on June 19 when we will post the first set of themed challenges to the SRC Facebook Groups. After that a new set of themed challenges will be posted every week!