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Ultimate Summer Challenge

Registration for the 2024 Challenge is now open

Ultimate Summer Challenge Returns

Are you up for the Ultimate Summer Challenge? Sign up and be entered to win awesome prizes. This isn’t your ordinary reading challenge. There will be in-person, outdoor, virtual programs, and activities for at home or in the community for kids, teens and adults.  

Have fun this summer with cool ways to track your reading and register for free today. The challenge runs July 1 - August 31. 

Register for the Ultimate Summer Challenge

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Complete your challenge map

Read every day for two months starting July 1, and be sure to track your progress on your very own challenge map. Bring your map back to any Library location to get a new map sticker for every seven days of reading. You can also complete a reading badge to be displayed at your Library.  

Before you know it, your map will be full of fun, underwater creatures. 

Download your map

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Track your progress

Find your next great book with Beanstack with personalized reading recommendations sent every week to your inbox. Once you sign up for free, you can track your reading on the physical map or on the app — either way, you’re eligible for all the Ultimate Summer Challenge grand prizes.  

Win prizes!

There are incredible prizes that you could win for every age group participating in the challenge. 

Ages 0 – 5: 

  • KiwiCrate one-year subscription, Panda Crate (ages 0 – 2) 
  • KiwiCrate one-year subscription, Koala Crate (ages 2 – 5) 
  • Calgary Zoo membership for two adults and two children 

Ages 6 – 12 

  • KiwiCrate one-year subscription (matched to age) 
  • Calgary Zoo membership for two adults and two children 
  • Family Board Game Prize Pack 
  • iPad 10th Gen 

Ages 13 – 17 and 18+: 

  • KiwiCrate one-year subscription (either Maker or Eureka) 
  • AirPods Pro 
  • iPad 10th Gen 
  • Tabletop Game Prize Pack 
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Follow Along on Social Media

Be sure to follow us on social media Instagram, Facebook, X, or LinkedIn for the latest Ultimate Summer Challenge updates. We also want to see your progress! Tag us and use our hashtag #UltimateSummerChallenge as you share with friends and family pictures of books you’ve read, programs you’ve attended, or the progress on your map. 

Thank You to our Donors

The Ultimate Summer Challenge is part of the TD Summer Reading Club, which is a national program for kids in Canadian public libraries. The Ultimate Summer Challenge is presented by J K L MacLachlan Family Fund.