Summer Reading 2021

Children of all ages are invited to join Richmond Public Library’s free online Summer Reading Club! Starting June 15, stop by any RPL branch to pick up your reading booklet and stickers, or register online at  Pick a reading goal for your family that you will work on at home, and record your reading progress to collect stickers or earn digital badges.  Complete all of the challenges to earn a medal at the end of summer. 

The library is offering a variety of fun programs for kids, including Storytimes in the Park, as well as science and technology programs hosted by Parks Canada and Scientists in Schools.  For more information about online programs and events for kids, check out our events calendar or call us at 604-231-6412.

Teens! Starting June 15, you can join Richmond Public Library’s online Teen Summer Reading Club and make reading a fun part of your summer. Write and post book reviews on our blog and enter our design contest for a chance to have your artwork chosen as the face of the 2022 Teen Summer Reading Club. Plus, don’t miss our virtual writing workshops and a virtual Heist game.  For more information, check out the RPL Teen Hub, or call us at 604-231-6412.

Adults and teens – join the third annual One Book, Four Cities 2021 community reading project, which runs from July 12 – August 21 and is presented in partnership with the City of Richmond’s Sister City Advisory Committee. This year, the community will read and talk about In the Skin of a Lion by renowned Canadian author Michael Ondaatje. The conversation starts July 12 in the online forum, when participants in all four cities are invited to register and start chatting about the book with other readers. To celebrate the end of a summer of reading, we are proud to partner with the City of Richmond’s Sister Cities Advisory Committee to welcome Michael Ondaatje, who will be joining us live on Thursday August 19 for a virtual author interview!

Richmond residents: You can access unlimited digital copies here all summer long or pick up a print copy at any branch. You can also take part in book club conversations online here and enter the trivia contest for a chance to win a fabulous book prize (details coming soon!). For more information about adult summer reading programs, visit our events calendar or call us at 604-231-6413.