The Halton Hills Public Library is your place for summer fun! The library offers many great programs and services for young people during the summer months.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, all summer programs are available online.

Beanstack tracker

Our new Beanstack Tracker makes it easy for everyone to join the Summer Reading Challenge (SRC). Starting Saturday, June 20th, registration opens for the Kids’ TD Summer Reading Challenge, Teen Summer Reading Challenge and Adult Summer Reading Challenge. 

You can find the Beanstack Tracker app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or sign up online.  Register for Beanstack Online

TD Summer Reading Club

The TD Summer Reading Club is a program for kids up to 12 years of age. 

Kids read for 30 minutes a day (for confident readers) or are read to for 15 minutes a day (for pre-readers or emerging readers). Kids who read for 21 days will earn a prize pack that can be picked up at the library, and will be entered into a draw for a chance to win $25.

The Summer Reading Club is sponsored by the TD Bank.

NEW!!! Starting this year, there are two ways to participate: Online through the Beanstack App, or through self-tracking (no app needed.)

Self-tracking (no app needed)

Starting Saturday, June 20th, families can track the number of days they read, and when they have read for 21 days, contact the library.

You can email us at askus@haltonhills.ca with the subject line  “SRC prize”. Or you call 905-873-2681 to leave the name and contact information of the reader who has earned a prize. We will contact you with information about picking up the prize pack at the library.

Summer reading challenges – teen and adult

 Teen summer reading challenge
This virtual program challenges teens to read something new, and more often, while having fun. Using the Beanstack tracker, teens can register in seconds as individuals or with their family and keep track of all their reading. There are puzzle and activity challenges that earn ballots towards prizes. Simply register on Beanstack or download the Beanstack Tracker app on a mobile device to get started.  
 Adult summer reading challenge
This virtual challenge encourages adults to read more, discover something new, enjoy creative activity challenges that earn you ballots toward prizes, and to have fun. Register on Beanstack as an individual or along with your family. Download the Beanstack Tracker app on a mobile device to participate from anywhere. 

Summer programs

Visit our program calendar to discover a wide range of programs you can enjoy from home.Browse our Event Calendar for Summer Reading Programs and Events

Family recreation activities

Borrow a game, or some sports equipment and start your own summer fun! All items can be borrowed with your library card. For more information, visit the Family Recreation Activities page.

For parents: benefits of participation

Have you heard of the “summer slump”?  Studies show that children lose reading skills over the summer months if they do not continue to read while they are out of school.   Joining the TD Summer Reading Club and participating in online library programs will keep kids of all ages, interests, and abilities reading!

  • Encourages kids of all ages, interests, and abilities to read during the summer.
  • For pre or emerging readers,  help develop early literacy skills.