Burnaby Public Library – Summer Reading Club 2021

Join the Summer Reading Club at Burnaby Public Library

  • Read this summer and get a Summer Reading Club medal. Read anything, anywhere, in any language, any way you like to read.
  • Read on many days or choose your own goal. Being read to counts.
  • Friday, June 18 is the first day to join. It’s okay to start later in June or July. Pick up a free kit at any Burnaby Public Library location, or join online at bpl.bc.ca/summer-reading-club.
  • During the summer the library offers a fun and welcoming place to be. Ask about our take-away activities to do at home or outside.
  • Need reading ideas? Have questions? Let’s talk! Call 604-436-5400 or email eref@bpl.bc.ca.


Readers’ Choice Award 2021

For literacy week this year, Douglas Road Library held the 2nd annual Readers’ Choice Award. Students read three picture books then voted for their favourite. This year’s winner (by a landslide) was Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen! This book is an engaging visual treat, and is available in our library!


This year’s Readers’ Choice Award was designed by Jaykob in Div. 6. Congratulations, Jaykob!

Douglas Road Home Reading Club 2020

This was a school year unlike any other… but that didn’t stop our Firebirds!

The video below recognizes students who completed 150 nights of home reading. These students have a love of books and a passion for reading that is truly inspiring. Each of them will have their name placed in one of our library books next fall. Until then, congratulations and thanks for being such amazing readers!

Waves of Words – 2019/2020 Anthology

The Words Anthology is an annual tradition that celebrates the writing of Burnaby students. This year’s edition, Waves of Words, is especially exciting because it features a piece of writing from one of our Douglas Road Firedbirds, Yiling!

In her prose essay, Yiling describes some of the causes of climate change and shares her hope for a clean, healthy planet. Congratulations, Yiling! (You can read the essay on Page 28 of the Waves of Words Anthology).