KFPL launches summer reading programming for all ages

June 22, 2023

Dive into adventure, imagination and awesome prizes this summer with Kingston Frontenac Public
Library's (KFPL) reading programs! With clubs and challenges for children, teens and adults, summer
reading is rewarding and fun.

This year, all of the programs are running on Beanstack, a virtual platform that makes it easy to track
reading. Through Beanstack, KFPL manages reading logs, cheers readers on while they work toward
their goals, and lets people know when they’ve earned prizes. The platform is available online or as a
mobile app.

“Our goal is to encourage people of all ages to read and to keep learning throughout their lives,” said
Kimberly Sutherland Mills, Director, Service Design and Delivery. “Beanstack makes staying motivated,
engaged and reading easy all summer.”

All programs officially begin on June 24 and end on August 26. Pre-registration is open now at

Summer reading for kids
KFPL invites all kids 12 and under to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club (TDSRC). Joining the TD
Summer Reading Club can ensure the gears of learning keep turning, even during seasonal gaps outside
the classroom! The club is free, bilingual and does not require meetings — kids can read at home, the
library, or anywhere else summer takes them.

For every milestone hit, young readers will be entered to win prizes drawn in June, July and August.
Those that complete their full challenge are entered to win a $100 Indigo gift card and a goody basket.

Summer reading for teens
Get rewarded for reading! Teens can now sign up for KFPL’s Teen Summer Book-It List challenge for a
chance to win amazing prizes. Logging reading, and completing challenges on Beanstack, will enter
teens into draws for gift cards, an art kit, escape room kits, Squishmallows and more, with the grand
prize of a Nanoleaf Triangles kit.


Information inspiring imagination

This challenge is open to teens between 13 and 17 who live or attend school in Kingston or Frontenac
County or have a KFPL library card.

Summer reading for adults
Summer is almost here — it’s time to Bask in Books! KFPL’s adult summer reading challenge features a
new activity-based challenge each week and an opportunity to review summer reads, earning ballots
for a draw.

Weekly prizes are Novel Idea or Indigo gift cards, and the grand prize basket holds $250 worth of gift
cards to local businesses.