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Brighton Public Library’s TD Summer Reading Club


TD Summer Reading Club is an inclusive program that strives to engage all children in the joy of reading during the summer months while championing Canadian writers and illustrators. The program helps connect families with books and build confidence in reading through the delivery of free incentives and fun, accessible library activities. All summer long across Canada, libraries aim to inspire a sense of adventure and wonder, nurture children’s imaginations and celebrate their accomplishments.
Children who register for the TD Summer Reading Club at their local library receive free program materials and are encouraged to earn twelve collectible stickers by reading books over the summer. They are also invited to participate in programs organized at their local library and share their love of reading with children across the country through the TDSummer Reading club website.

Regular events for pre-school children every Wednesday, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Sing-a-long with Terry Brooks, Story Time and Craft

School - age special events:
Wendo, Fibre Artist, Thursday, July 10th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Register Please)

“Hoist the sails and cast off on a voyage of adventure & discovery”, Thurs, July 17th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Sean Boyle, from Presqu’ile Park. Turtle & Amphibian Research, at the library Thurs, July 24th at 3:00 pm

Art with Nichola, Tuesday, August 12th, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Art with Nichola, Friday, August 22nd, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Final day to bring in notebooks, on August 22nd





"Friends" say Au Revoir, not Goodbye

Patrons gathered just outside the library to wish retiring CEO Maureen Venton all the best in the future, as she leaves for a well earned retirement.

Friends of Brighton Public Library presented her with a handmade wall hanging depicting, what else, shelves of books.

Best wishes were brought by Bob Burke, Chairman of the Board of Library Trustees and Mayor Mark Walas.

Many well wishers dropped in for Tea to say good bye to Maureen, and also to meet the new CEO Melissa D'Onofrio-Jones.

After serving Brighton Library for twenty-seven years, and through many changes, we wish Maureen a wonderful retirement and a chance to catch up on her reading.



Borrow a Pre-loaded Kobo e-Reader! kobo

Brighton Public Library is proud to introduce a new lending program featuring pre-loaded Kobo e-Readers. We have purchased 4 Kobo Touch e-Readers and separated them by genre.

This pilot project of Kobo e-Readers comes with a selection
of 3 popular fiction eBooks on each reader. See below for genres and books.

Sample Borrowing Agreement and Termsarrow

Current Titles

Kobo #1, Genre: Mystery & Suspense

Kobo #2, Genre: Romance

Watching the Dark - Peter Robinson

Stella Bain - Anita Shreve

Dust - Patricia Cornwell

Dark Witch - Nora Roberts

Cold Snap - Allison Brennon

The Harem Midwife - Roberta Rich



Kobo #3, Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Kobo #4, Genre: Best Sellers

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

Doctor Sleep - Stephen King

The Fault in our Stars - John Green

The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton

Allegiant - Veronica Roth

Sycamore Row - John Grisham



Art at the Library

Thanks to Lisa Farrell and her volunteers BAC continues a visual arts exhibit at Brighton Public Library. We also thank artists like Nichola Battilana, Terry Brooks, and many others who engage the Patrons of the library, particularly the youth, in the arts. Maureen Venton, Sharon Bugg, Roz Gomez, Jeni Dyment...and all the staff and volunteers make BPL a true hub of culture for Brighton.