We’ve been waiting for this weather all year! Whether you’re basking in the sunshine in your backyard or relaxing at the cottage, CPL has an array of programs, activities, books and more to add to your enjoyment of the summer.

Upcoming Virtual Summer Programs

Our events calendar showcases a variety of programs for all ages. 

Check out our upcoming summer events:

Challenge Yourself

Looking for a fun way to spend the summer and support local businesses? Join our Adult Summer Reading Challenge! From July 3 – August 29, complete weekly activities for the chance to win a gift card from a local business!

For weekly challenges, details and local businesses involved, visit our ASRC webpage.

Looking for recommendations for some of the challenges? Check out the adult summer picks below!

Summer Picks for Adults

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot, Marianne Cronin
Gardening Your Front Yard: Projects and Ideas for Big & Small Spaces, Tara Nolan
Dear life: A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss, Rachel Clarke
The Happiest Girl in the World: A Novel, Alena Dillon
Magic Spanner: The World of Cycling According to Carlton Kirby, Carlton Kirby
Fast Girls: A Novel of the 1936 Women’s Olympic Team, Elise Hoope
Smithsonian Makers Workshop: Fascinating History & Essential How-tos: Gardening, Crafting, Decorating & Food, Smithsonian Institution
Imposter Syndrome: A Novel, Kathy Wang
Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World, Elinor Cleghorn
Lady Joker, Volume 1,  Kaoru Takamura
Neglected No More: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Canada’s Elders in the Wake of a Pandemic, Andre Picard
Total Olympics: Every Obscure, Hilarious, and Inspiring Tale Worth Knowing, Jeremy Fuchs

Summer Fun with the TD Summer Reading Club

Starting July 5, kids and teens, join the TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for all interests and all abilities. It celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories and designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way; the key to building a lifelong love of reading.

Teens reading outside

Register for an account at or download the READsquared app.

Need help navigating Readsquared? Click here for basic tips using the app and website.
Want some ideas of what to read this summer? Check out our staff picks below!

Summer Picks for Teens

Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard
Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide
Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson
House of Hollow by Krystal M. Sutherland
The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold
The Prison Healer by Noni Lynette
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
Sunkissed by Kasie West
Good Girl
The Lucky List by Rachael Lippincott

Summer picks for Kids

Splat the Cat: A Whale of a Tale by Rob Scotton
Summer Song by Kevin Henkes
Bodies Are Cool by Tyler Feder
Uh-Oh! By Shutta Crum
Scaredy Squirrel At The Beach by Melanie Watt
Jasper & Ollie by Alex Willan
How To Code A Sandcastle by Josh Funk
Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sís
Pig The Tourist by Aaron Blabey