Explore our Summer Reading Clubs

Our three Summer Reading Clubs are a fun and interactive way for kids, teens, families, and adults to include more reading in their summer.

Adult Summer Reading - 9 To Try
Every Child Ready to Read
Kids Summer Reading
Kids Summer Reading Club - Game On!

Kids Summer Reading Club (Ages 5-13)

The Niagara Falls Public Library invites you to read, explore, and discover all summer long with our Summer Reading Club! Log your reading minutes to earn bead points and complete activities to win virtual badges that match the stickers in your notebook.

Register now

Adult Summer Reading

9 to Try (13+)

Our teen and adult 9 to Try Challenge will encourage you to read a book in 9 different categories over the summer. Keep track of your reading and share your favourite discoveries with us and your fellow readers. Broaden your reading horizons!

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Every Child Ready to Read

Every Child Ready to Read (Up to Age 5)

This reading club for readers up to age 5 is based on the five practices of Every Child Ready to Read: play, talk, write, sing, and read. Log your child’s reading minutes to earn bead points, complete activities in Beanstack and in the TDSRC notebook, and collect badges that match the stickers in the notebook.

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Kids Summer Reading Club

Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 Prize for Kis Summer Reading

Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8.

Teens Bad Book Challenge

Samsung Galaxt Tablet Prize for Teens Bad Book Challenge

Samsung Galaxy Tablet with Protective Case.

All Challenges

Bird Kingdom Family Pass Prize

Bird Kingdom Family Packs (Contains 4 Admission Tickets)

This summer we received a donation from the Niagara Falls Rotary Club to purchase big grand prizes for our Summer Reading Clubs.

Everytime you earn a badge through completing activities, logging minutes or writing a review you will be entered for a chance to win!

We have a lot of other prize giveaways as well including book prizes, Art kits, STEAM kits and more!
Keep an eye on our Summer Reading Blog for more information!

Brought To You By

Niagara Falls Public Library
Rotary Club of Niagara Falls



How do you join?

Summer Reading will be on Beanstack again this summer! Visit the Beanstack website or download the app to register. Email programming@nflibrary.ca or call the library
at 905-356-8080 if you have any questions.


When does registration begin?

All of our Summer Reading Clubs will officially begin on Saturday, June 18th - Get Your Summer Read On Day!


How does it work?

Once you sign up with Beanstack, you will be able to register for any of our Summer Reading Clubs that fit your age. As soon as you’re registered for your challenge, you can start participating in activities and logging your reading minutes.


What can I read?

Anything you want and in any format you want - hardcover books, paperback books, eBooks, audiobooks - there are so many options! Choose whichever format and language works for you and read whatever interests you. Having someone read to you can also count!


Who can join?

We welcome ALL children, teens, families, and adults to take part.


Are beads back?

YES! We’re so happy to bring back our beads this summer! Readers up to age 13 will track their reading in Beanstack and visit the library to get their beads. This year, you will earn 1 bead point for every 20 minutes of reading. You can get 1 bead for every point OR you can save up your points and get special beads. It’s up to you!
The beads we have this year are:

  • Multicoloured Bead = 1 point
  • Pearl Bead = 2 points
  • Glow in the Dark Bead = 3 points
  • Sparkle Bead = 4 points
  • Metallic Bead = 5 points
  • Star Power Bead = 6 points
There will be an extra special bead available once parents/caregivers and kids fill out the Summer Reading Survey. More details about the surveys will be shared later in the summer.



Are there prizes this year?

Any child (up to age 13) who reads at least 5 hours and any teenager or adult (14+) who reads at least 10 hours by the end of the summer will be entered to win two passes to Niagara Parks attractions and historic sites (value $416.78) courtesy of Niagara Parks.
All reading minutes must be logged on Beanstack to qualify for the prize.


I've heard something about a trophy?

We're launching the Inaugural “Readers Cup” this year! The Niagara Falls school whose students read the most minutes over the course of the Summer Reading Club will win the Readers Cup. Library staff will present it to the school at an assembly in the fall and the school will keep it for display until the following summer.


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