Milton Public Library Announces the Launch of Read and Ride Program, TD Summer Reading Club and Summer Giving Campaign

This summer, Milton Public Library is delighted to announce a trio of engaging initiatives from June 22 designed to enrich the community’s youth: the annual Read and Ride program in partnership with Milton Transit, the TD Summer Reading Club, and the Summer Giving Campaign. These programs aim to promote literacy, community involvement, and accessible transportation throughout the summer months.

Starting June 22, the Read and Ride program, a collaborative effort between Milton Transit and the Milton Public Library, offers free transit rides to youth aged 16 and under. Participants need to show a validated Milton Public Library card to the bus driver upon boarding. Free transit validation stickers will be available at all Milton Public Library branches from June 22.

Concurrently, the Milton Public Library will launch the TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s largest bilingual summer reading program. This year’s theme, “To the Stars,” invites young readers to embark on an interstellar journey through reading. Participants can join the TD Summer Reading Club by using Beanstack to receive a digital notebook and web access code, enhancing their online experience with book reviews, jokes, and interactions with peers across Canada.

In partnership with the MCRC, the Summer Giving Campaign also commences on June 22. This initiative supports the Infant Food Bank and encourages library patrons to donate high-demand items like baby food and diapers. Participants of the Summer Giving Campaign can earn weekly entry codes for prize draws by making qualified donations at any library branch, promoting community support and engagement.