Summer Reading Club

This summer will be jam packed with Canadian themed activities so join us for TD Summer Reading Club 2017! Summer Reading Club begins with our Kick Off Party on Saturday, June 17th, 2017. For further details please visit our events page.

Summer Reading Club officially starts on July 3, 2017 and runs until August 18, 2017. The last day for books to be stamped is September 2, 2017 and our Grand Prize draw will be on September 5, 2017. Every weekday from Monday to Friday (July 3rd through August 18th) there will be free, drop in programs. Most of the programs will begin at 2:00 pm. Please check our Events page or Facebook for further details. 

Registration for the Summer Reading Club will open on June 5th, 2017. Children ages 0-12 are encouraged to come into the Library with a guardian to sign up. They will receive a free Summer Reading Club package including a reading journal, book mark, and stickers. 

This year we are excited to host two big events! On July 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm Otis the Owl will be visiting the library, and on August 1, 2017 Mullen the Magician will be hosting a Happy Birthday Canada show at 2:00 pm! All events during Summer Reading Club are free, and registration is not required for the majority of events. 

How it works:

1. Sign up at the Rocky Public Library starting on June 5, 2017.
2. Receive a Summer Reading kit. 
3. Set a Reading Goal for the summer.
4. Read! Record the number of books read each week.
5. Visit the Library beginning in July to get your log book stamped, and enter your name to win prizes.
6. Attend our free weekday programs.

Pre-Teens and Teens

Summer Reading Club will also offer exciting activities for our Pre-Teens and Teens. These activities are for people ages 11 through 17. Some of the activities planned include a Bad Art Contest, and other fun events! Join the Library for these great activities. These programs will begin at 2:00 pm on Thursdays during July and August. 

Additionally, this year we will have special reading, activity ,and Social Media challenges for teens to partake in. #TeenTakeoverRPL17 

There will be great prizes for teens to WIN as well. Our Grand Prizes include a pair of Monster Wireless, Bluetooth Headphones, and an InstaMax Mini 8!

Registration and challenge activities begin on Monday, June 19th, 2017. Teens can visit the library to sign up, and get a challenge sheet. 


The Rocky Public Library will again be doing an activity for adults during the summer months. We are inviting all adults, 18 and over, to participate in Reading Bingo. Come into the Library to grab your Bingo sheet, or print it off online, sheets will be available starting on June 1st, 2017. 

There will be additional chances to win prizes by participating in a Twitter Challenge. Every week there will be a passage from a book posted to our Twitter page, our Website (under Events), Facebook page, and posted in the library. If participants can guess the correct title of the book they will get a bonus entry into the Grand Prize draw. Up to 11 extra chances to win!

You can print off a copy of Reading Bingo here: Adult Summer Reading 2017

Summer Reading Challenge

Help Rocky Public Library read our way across Canada, Coast to Coast, West to East! We will be starting our 'travels' in Victoria, BC, and travelling to St. Johns, NL. 

All patrons are eligible to participate! Here's how:

1. If you have a child signed up for the TD Summer Reading Club their books will be counted into the challenge. Each week record the  number of books read in their logbooks, and then visit the library to get their logbooks stamped as

2. If you are a teen signed up for the Teen Summer Challenge all books read from the reading challenges will be counted. If you read more books this summer than  what is on the challenge sheet let the programmer know the number of books read and they will get added.

3. If you are an adult participating in Book Bingo the books read on your
challenge sheet will be added at the end of the summer. If you read additional books that aren’t on the Bingo sheet let the programmer know and they will be added to the reading challenge.

4. If you are not participating in any Summer Reading activities and want to
 contribute to the library Summer Reading Challenge you can let the library know the number of books you have read. Either weekly, monthly, or at the end of the summer.  You can let us know in person, by phone, or by email.

 1 Book Read = 1 KM traveled.