Summer Reading 2021

Children of all ages are invited to join Richmond Public Library’s free online Summer Reading Club! Stop by any RPL branch to pick up your reading booklet and stickers, or register online at  Pick a reading goal for your family that you will work on at home, and record your reading progress to collect stickers or earn digital badges.  Complete all of the challenges to earn a medal at the end of summer.

Summer Reading Club medals will be available at all RPL locations starting August 18th.  Be sure to visit us to pick up your medal and celebrate the end of summer.  Take a photo of your child wearing their medal, and tag the library on social media for a chance to win a prize.


Teens! Starting June 15, you can join Richmond Public Library’s online Teen Summer Reading Club and make reading a fun part of your summer. Write and post book reviews on our blog and enter our design contest for a chance to have your artwork chosen as the face of the 2022 Teen Summer Reading Club. Plus, don’t miss our virtual writing workshops and a virtual Heist game.  For more information, check out the RPL Teen Hub, or call us at 604-231-6412.

Join the third annual One Book, Four Cities 2021 community reading project, which is open until August 21 and is presented in partnership with the City of Richmond’s Sister City Advisory Committee. This year, the community will read and talk about In the Skin of a Lion by renowned Canadian author Michael Ondaatje. The conversation starts July 12 in the online forum book club. Participants in all four cities are invited to register and start chatting about the book with other readers. Click here to join the forum.

Michael Ondaatje will be joining us live on Thursday, August 19 at 4:30pm for a virtual author interview! Registration is now open, sign up today on the event page to reserve your spot! We are proud to partner with the City of Richmond’s Sister City Advisory Committee to celebrate the end of a summer of reading with this wonderful event.

Richmond residents: Looking for In the Skin of a Lion? You can access unlimited digital copies here all summer long or pick up a print copy at any branch. You can also take part in book club conversations online and don’t forget to enter the trivia contest at for a chance to win a fabulous prize of books and a gift card. For more information about all of our adult summer reading programs, visit our events calendar or call us at 604-231-6413.