Entertainment and activities | July 29, 2021
Summer may be in full swing, but it’s not too late to jump-start your summer reading and cross some titles off your To Be Read list. The Mississauga Library is here to make summer reading a breeze, with free programs that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own beach chair! These free summer programs encourage adults and teens to read more and try out different genres and styles of books. Parents can also share the love of reading with their children.
Win a prize for a summer full of reading! It’s not too late to join the Summer Reading Challenge. To enter for the chance to win one of six $50 gift card prizes, participants need to read at least four books in the library’s challenge categories, track their reading and submit the books they’ve read by Tuesday, August 31 at 9 p.m. Challenge categories include 2SLGBTQ+ fiction, graphic novel, book by an Indigenous author, book by a Canadian author, a book set in a country you’d like to visit and more!
Summer Reading Challenge participants also have the opportunity to virtually connect with other book lovers by joining the online Summer Reading Challenge meet-ups taking place in August. Registration is required:
The TD Summer Reading Club is the largest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. The club helps kids build their confidence and discover the joy of reading, while also showcasing Canadian writers and illustrators. Kids who participate in the program will be given access to create an online notebook to track their summer reading as well as access to free eBooks and online activities.
After signing up, participants can pick up a free Grab & Go Bag using contactless pick-up at all Mississauga library locations. The bags include all of the TD Summer Reading Club Materials.
Looking to borrow an eBook that isn’t currently available at the Mississauga Library? Using Libby by OverDrive, Mississauga Library cardholders can access 260,000 additional titles, including eBooks, audiobooks and magazines, through the library’s lending partnership with the Hamilton, Burlington, London and Ottawa public libraries.
To register for more online summer programs happening in August, including book clubs, family storytimes, conversation circles and more, visit activemississauga.ca.
Visit mississaugalibrary.ca/programs for more information.