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Summer Reading Club 2024 Calling all kids for a summer adventure  

Jun 27, 2024

The TD Summer Reading Club 2024 is here! Until August 26, Ottawa Public Library (OPL) invites children of all ages and their families to the Library for a summer filled with fun, learning, and discovery. Our wide range of programs and events are designed to foster a love of reading and help prevent school kids from falling back in their reading and learning during what is sometimes called “the summer slide”. 

Registration opens on June 10  Registration for the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club and all associated activities opens on June 10. Registrants receive a notebook to record summer reading as well as a set a of stickers. Parents should mark their calendar and sign their kids up for their favourite activities as soon as registration opens. They can find all this summer’s events on theTD Summer Reading Club event list or on the Kid Zone page.

Ingenium Museum Workshops: Animal Education 

Join us for interactive workshops on animals that spark curiosity and creativity. These sessions are suitable for families with children aged 4 and up and are available in both English and French. 

Ingenium Museum Workshops: Space Education 

Explore the wonders of space with workshops designed for children aged 8 to 12. Learn about Earth observation satellites and the Solar System through the eyes of spacecraft. 

Luv2Groove Dance and Movement Workshops 

Promote physical activity and creativity with engaging dance sessions. These workshops are perfect for families with children aged 4 and up and are available in English. 

Parks Canada Heritage and Nature Programs 

Educational programs focusing on Canada's natural and cultural heritage. Ideal for families with children aged 4 and up, these sessions are available in both English and French. 

Ottawa Art Gallery Art Workshops 

Foster creativity and expression with hands-on art workshops for children aged 6 to10. These workshops are available in both English and French. 

Virtual Ventures STEM Workshops 

Fun and educational technology and engineering workshops for children aged 6 to 10.  (in English) 

Parrot Partners Animal Encounters 

Interactive sessions with live parrots teach children about wildlife and conservation. Suitable for families with children aged 4 and up. (in English). 

Scientists in Schools Science Workshops 

Hands-on science workshops that encourage curiosity and experimentation for children aged 8-12.  (in English) 

Canadian Museum of History's History Boxes 

Experience hands-on learning with authentic and reproduction artifacts from Canada's history. These boxes will travel to 16 OPL branches in July and August. 

Weekly Storytimes and Interactive Storywalks 

Throughout the summer, participate in weekly Storytimes, interactive Storywalks, and other activities designed to promote reading and learning. Weekly prizes and a grand prize of magazine subscriptions add an extra element of excitement. 

For dates and locations of all summer programs, check the OPL website for the schedule at your local branch. 

Reading Draw  Throughout the summer, kids are encouraged to read as much as possible to avoid the summer slide, where literacy levels drop during the summer. Kids can receive a calendar to track their progress in their TD Summer Reading Club reading log. Towards the end of summer, all kids who participated in Summer Reading Club will have a chance to win a fabulous prize by entering their reading log into a prize draw. Parents can pick up a reading log chart for each of their young readers at any of our branches.   The OPL is also very excited to announce that we are partnering with the Canadian Museum of History to incorporate into our Summer Reading Club a number of their celebrated Canadian History Boxes. Designed for inquiry-based learning, each Box contains within it a diverse collection of artifacts re-created by artists to inspire interest into Canadian History. They will be visiting 16 of our branch locations throughout the following months, so make sure to check our website to find out which location nearest you will be hosting one! The TD Summer Reading Club is a popular summer tradition for kids and families, one of the ways OPL promotes literacy for kids of all ages. Children will not want to miss out on the summer reading fun! For more information about the TD Summer Reading Club, visit  


Summer reading programme for kids

Hi I would like to register my child for the summer reading program for my child but I cannot find the link. Please kindly assist Portia

Summer Reading Club link

Hello Portia, Here is the link to register for programs: Thank you, OPL Comms