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 expanded our Teen and Adult Summer Reading Challenges to include an interactive website that will reward participants’ reading, participation, and friendly interaction with their peers! Children 12 and under are encouraged to join the TD Summer Reading Club.

Badges, Challenges and More

We're trying something different this year! 

Each week, from June 11 to August 27, we'll introduce a new theme and new badges to be won by completing challenges. With each challenge you complete, and each badge you earn, you'll get more chances to win all kinds of great prizes.

These badges and 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 and earning badges whether you're at home, on vacation, at a library branch, or out in the community.

We're also giving you new tools to help you improve your reading habits over the summer. A personalized reading list will help you track what books you're reading and a shared reading list will let you be inspired by what other people are reading and inspire others with your choices! 

Weekly and Grand Prizes 

The more badges you earn and 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 two book prizes as well as a larger prize. That’s three 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 badges you earn, the greater your chances of winning, so be sure to level up!

How To Register

To participate in the Summer Reading Challenge, KFPL cardholders in Kingston and Frontenac can register directly on the SRC registration page beginning May 16. You'll be asked to verify your KFPL status with your Library Card Number and PIN before creating an account. 

Once you're verified, you'll be asked a few questions to customize your experience and set up your account information. Teens entering grades 7-12 should create a Teen account, while everyone else can create an Adult account. Once registered you are free to explore the SRC website!

When Does It Begin?

The Summer Reading Challenge will begin on June 11 when we activate our first set of weekly challenges. After that a new set of themed challenges will be posted every week!