Summer Reading Club for Teens and Adults

July 2 - August 17, 2024

Welcome to the Summer Reading Club! 

This year we have a new summer reading club for teens and adults. Please scroll down to review how to play and which programs will be taking place this summer.

Grab your game board and instructions

Stop by the Spruce Grove Public Library during our opening hours (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10am - 8pm, Friday and Saturday, 10am - 6pm and Sunday from 12-6pm) to get your Summer Reading Club materials, including a game board and an instruction sheet.

Print your own or play on screen

Game board (PDF)

Instruction sheet (PDF)

  • Pick which room to investigate first and follow your detective's intuition by choosing which order to explore S. R. Ranganathan’s mansion. The order that you move through the rooms and which challenges you complete is up to you!​
  • Each room has three reading prompts. After reading a book or completing one activity in a room, you can scratch the corresponding sticker to reveal the clue within.
  • Cross off that clue from the chart on your instruction sheet to eliminate all the false leads.
  • What remains will be the solution to the mystery! Write down the solution to the mystery on the instruction sheet.
  • Solved the mystery already? Keep reading based on the remaining prompts and keep the fun going all summer long.
  • Return your instruction sheet with your name and contact information by Saturday August 17, 2024 to enter the grand prize draw. One entry per person. Only correct answers will quality. Drop it off in person or email a photo to asgprogramming@yrl.ab.ca 

Summer Programs & Special Events for Kids and Teens: Brochure

Program and Special Event Accessibility for Guests with Disabilities

These programs are for everyone! Online programs will be captioned. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact the Programming Team at asgprogramming@yrl.ab.ca or call us at 780-962-4423 ext. 0.  To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

 

Register for programs via the Programs and Events Calendar

*Program registration opens Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Name        

Description

Day/Time   

Ages***

Other Info      

Canada Day Celebration

Celebrate Canada Day with us at Jubilee Park. Activities, games and special performances all day long!
Presented with City of Spruce Grove
For further info and schedule of events

Monday July 1
Times TBA

All Ages

FREE, In-person
Drop-in at Jubilee Park

Teen Summer Reading Club Kick Off: Murder Mystery Party

Polly Abdool is hosting a totally tubular album release party for her friend, Debbie Gribson, at a posh VIP Beverly Hills club. Debbie Gribson is a top international pop idol who is releasing her new album, Eclectic Youth! She is simultaneously releasing a new fragrance line of the same name! The guest list is stock full of big name celebrity guests who will undoubtedly hit the scene in outrageous '80s fashion!

You are on the guest list and have received your invitation. There are a few names on the guest list that you dread having to be around for the night, but you wouldn't mind the exposure. This is where your story begins...

Friday June 28 from 3-5pm

Ages 12-18

FREE, In-person
Registered*

To register fill out the webform or call SGPL at 780-962-4423

Adult Summer Reading Club Kick Off: Murder Mystery Party

Polly Abdool is hosting a totally tubular album release party for her friend, Debbie Gribson, at a posh VIP Beverly Hills club. Debbie Gribson is a top international pop idol who is releasing her new album, Eclectic Youth! She is simultaneously releasing a new fragrance line of the same name! The guest list is stock full of big name celebrity guests who will undoubtedly hit the scene in outrageous '80s fashion!

You are on the guest list and have received your invitation. There are a few names on the guest list that you dread having to be around for the night, but you wouldn't mind the exposure. This is where your story begins...

Sunday June 30 from 2:30-4:30pm

Ages 18+

FREE, In-person
Registered*

To register fill out the webform or call SGPL at 780-962-4423

Anime Matsuri

Welcome everyone to the Spruce Grove Public Library's first summer festival. Enjoy Japanese culture, including learning about Tanabata (the Star Festival), watch new and popular anime, create your own star origami and make a wish on a tanzaku to hang on a bamboo tree. All that and more this summer!

We welcome and acknowledge the Edmonton Japanese Community Association for participating in our event.

Saturday July 6 from 10am-3pm

All Ages

FREE, In-person

Some events may be registered. Please view the schedule of events.

Teen Summer Reading Program: No Bake Summer Treats

Join us at the Spruce Grove Public Library where we will be making all kinds of fun treats, such as ice cream in a bag, watermelon cereal, grape Jello, and a bagel dessert pizza.

Friday July 19 from 3-5pm

Ages 12-18

FREE, In-person
Registered*

To register fill out the webform or call SGPL at 780-962-4423

Teen Summer Reading Program: Summer Water Games

Enjoy the sunshine and cool off this summer! Let's have some outdoor fun at the park with water games and challenges.

Friday August 2 from 3-4pm

Ages 12-18

FREE, In-person
Registered*

To register fill out the webform or call SGPL at 780-962-4423

Teen Summer Reading Program: Teen Camp Day

Register for our Teen Camp Day! We will be doing tie dye, making s’mores, and other fun related activities to celebrate summer.

Friday August 9 from 3-5pm

Ages 12-18

FREE, In-person
Registered*

To register fill out the webform or call SGPL at 780-962-4423

Adult Summer Reading Program: NERF Night

Come with your friends and dodge bookshelves in the ultimate Nerf experience! Find out what happens at the library after hours...

Please bring your own protective googles, Nerf blasters. We'll supply the darts. (darts only, no high-impact Nerf spherical rounds/balls)

Sunday July 14 from 6:30-7:30pm

Ages 18+

FREE, In-person
Registered*

To register fill out the webform or call SGPL at 780-962-4423

Adult Summer Reading Program: Shark Week Party

Come celebrate Shark Week with staff and other shark enthusiasts at the Spruce Grove Public Library. There will be fun shark themed activities, crafts, and treats.

Sunday July 21 from 2-3:30pm

Ages 18+

FREE, In-person
Registered*

To register fill out the webform or call SGPL at 780-962-4423

*Videos are reserved for the education of Library patrons only. SGPL receives no commercial gain from these recordings. No unauthorized further dissemination of these works is permitted.

***Walk-ins are welcome if space allows for registered programs (i.e. no-shows)

We'll be adding booklists to help you find books to read for each reading prompt.

Bedroom

Read something relaxing before bed. (Teen) (Adult)

Read a poetry collection, short story, or a novella. (Teen) (Adult)

Home Office

Read a story that is set in the workplace. (Teen) (Adult)

Garden

Read a book with a floral cover. (Teen) (Adult)

Read a romantasy by a BIPOC author. (Teen) (Adult)

Rec Room

Read a book based on or similar to a video game. (Teen) (Adult)

Read a book about a competition or sport. (Teen) (Adult)

Did you attend our programs? Let us know how we did.

Have a great summer!

Thank you to our summer sponsor: