The Halton Hills Public Library is your place for summer fun! The library offers many great programs and services for children, youth and adults during the summer months.

Summer reading challenge launch

Celebrate the start of the Summer Reading Challenge:

Georgetown Branch - June 17th
Drop by the Georgetown Farmers Market Launch Party on June 17th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Here you can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge, enjoy a bouncy castle, various carnival games, and more. Stop by the Market and have fun!
Acton Branch - June 24th

Join us at the Acton Branch of the Halton Hills Public Library on June 24th at 10:00 a.m. for the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge! Explore the animals of Africa in this fun filled program with Hands on Exotics! 

Meet Maggie the Silvery Cheeked Hornbill, an African Spurred Tortoise, African Pygmy Hedgehogs, mammals, reptiles and invertebrates. Learn about these fascinating creatures and get up close and personal!

Beanstack tracker

Our Beanstack Tracker makes it easy for everyone to join the Summer Reading Challenge (SRC). Starting Saturday, June 17th, registration opens for the Kids’ TD Summer Reading Club, Youth Summer Reading Challenge and Adult Summer Reading Challenge. 

You can find the Beanstack Tracker app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or sign up online.  Register for Beanstack Online

TD Summer Reading Club

The TD Summer Reading Club is a program for kids up to 12 years of age. 

Kids read for 30 minutes a day (for confident readers) or are read to for 15 minutes a day (for pre-readers or emerging readers). Visit the Georgetown or Acton branch to collect a prize for participating in the first three weeks of the TD Summer Reading Club. For each additional week, you will receive a ballot for the chance to win $25. 

The Summer Reading Club is sponsored by the TD Bank.

Sign up on Beanstack to get started. Paper copies are also available at both library branches upon request.

Summer reading challenges – youth and adult

Youth summer reading challenge
This virtual program challenges youth to read something new, and more often, while having fun. Using the Beanstack tracker, youth can register in seconds as individuals or with their family and keep track of all their reading. There are puzzle and activity challenges that earn ballots towards prizes. Simply register on Beanstack or download the Beanstack Tracker app on a mobile device to get started.  
Adult summer reading challenge
This virtual challenge encourages adults to read more, discover something new, enjoy creative activity challenges that earn you ballots toward prizes, and to have fun. Register on Beanstack as an individual or along with your family. Download the Beanstack Tracker app on a mobile device to participate from anywhere. 

Summer programs

Visit our program calendar to discover a wide range of programs throughout the summer. Browse our Program Calendar for Summer Reading Programs and Events

Family recreation activities

Borrow a game, or some sports equipment and start your own summer fun! All items can be borrowed with your library card. Browse our Catalogue for Family Recreation Activities.

For parents: benefits of participation

Have you heard of the “summer slide”? Studies show that children lose reading skills over the summer months if they do not continue to read while they are out of school. Joining the TD Summer Reading Club and participating in online library programs will keep kids of all ages, interests, and abilities reading!

  • Encourages kids of all ages, interests, and abilities to read during the summer.
  • For pre or emerging readers, help develop early literacy skills.