Clark's Crossing Gazette

Summer reading program launches at Wheatland Regional Library branchesFree Access

his summer, Wheatland Regional Library is challenging everyone get reading and help reach their goal of 1,000,000 minutes read!

This reading goal is part of the annual Wheatland Summer Reading Program which is offered at all Wheatland library branches.

“Last year we met our initial goal in the first few weeks of the summer!” said Wheatland Regional Library Program Manager Desirae Munro. “The summer is a great time to read and enjoy what the Wheatland region has to offer. We encourage everyone to join in the fun and help us reach our 1,000,000 minutes goal.”

There are two challenges being offered this year, the TD Summer Reading Club for children ages 0-13 and the Wheatland Summer Fun Challenge which is open to all ages, both run from June 20 to September 9.

The TD Summer Reading Club focuses on reading and is a great way to encourage kids to continue to build their literacy skills over the summer months. The TD Summer Reading Club is offered by local libraries across Canada to inspire kids of all interests and abilities to explore the fun of reading their way.

“The Wheatland Summer Fun Challenge offers an opportunity for everyone to read, watch, explore and get creative on their own or with family and friends” said Munro.

People can register for both of the Wheatland summer challenges using Beanstack, which is an online reading and activity tracker. Visit the website at and click on “What’s Happening” to sign up, or download the free Beanstack app to register.

Be sure to stop by your local library or visit our website to find out more about the summer challenges, take home crafts, virtual programs and Storybook Trail events happening in the community.