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Make the Most of Summer at the Library

Cool off at the library this summer and join us for exciting activities and programs all season long. Experience our summer programs; borrow books from our curated collections, explore local art and culture with our Experience Passes, and discover our “Library of Things".

Join the Summer Reading Club

The TD Summer Reading Club is back! Registration is free and open to children ages 0-12. Visit your nearest branch to register your child after June 24. Your registration includes a SRC kit with some fun swag items, and a log book where you and your child can keep track of their summer reading journey. 

Plus, visit the library every week to connect with other members of our Summer Reading Club. Swap reading recommendations, play games, create themed activities, explore tech, and more!

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Discover Summer Library Programs

Registration for July and August library programs is open! Browse our summer programs and events online or through our digital program guide. From favourites like Outdoor Family Storytime and the Repair Café—there's something for everyone.

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Unlock Popular Digital Resources

Connect with the library from home with these popular digital resources. Check out the Grill and Chill playlist on Freegal music; watch science, nature and technology films on Kanopy, and unlock your creativity with Creative Bug and the best of summer crafts.

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Explore the Outdoors with Our "Library of Things"

The library wants you to get outside this summer! Borrow binoculars for your next family walk, tools to use in your garden, or a spikeball net for a game with friends at the park. Our new "Library of Things" offers free access to members to a wide selection of items, tools, and equipment. Borrow sports and fitness equipment, home and garden tools, and more. Coming soon to Central Branch.

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Visit the Hope and Healing Art Exhibit

Métis artist Tracey-Mae Chambers brings her body of work representing her personal journey of hope and healing in a new art installation at Central Branch. As a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario, Chambers travels across Canada, creating site-specific installations at historical residential school sites, cultural centres,museums, and public spaces. The display is on now until Aug. 25 in the Glass Case Gallery.

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Borrow an Experience Pass

Borrow an Experience Pass with your library membership and get free admission to select museums, art galleries, and parks. Participating partners include: Aga Khan Museum, Black Creek Pioneer Village, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Ontario Parks, and the Royal Ontario Museum.

Experience Passes

Sports and Games at the Library

Calling all sports fans! Follow along major sporting events this summer with sports news and stories. Browse the catalogue for books and collections, and explore trending topics through digital resources like The Athletic and Pressreader. If you're more of a video games fan, check out our video game collection and play popular games from home. 

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Summer Library Love Contest: #RHPLSummerLove

Join us for our Summer Library Love Contest! Share how you have enjoyed and utilized the library this summer on social media. Whether you are diving into a gripping novel, attending a workshop, exploring our digital resources, or borrowing items from our Library of Things, we want to see how you are making the most of your library membership. 

To enter, simply post a photo or video on social media using the hashtag #RHPLSummerLove and tag our RHPL account. Share what you have been enjoying at the library, whether it is a cozy reading spot, a fun program, or a borrowed item. Get creative and show us how the library has enriched your summer experience for a chance to win some RHPL apparel! 

Let's spread the love for our library community this summer! 

More Summer Perks at the Library

Our library branches are great cooling centres with large spaces to hang out, free Wi-Fi, computers, and great books and digital resources you can access from your app or device. So take a break from the heat and come explore everything we have to offer. Yes, at the library.

Become a Member

Unlock access to free resources, services, and programs with your library membership.

Browse Programs & Events

Learn about programs, clubs, and events happening at our library branches or online!