You’ve entered the Library Labyrinth and now you’ve run into your first challenge!

Use this as your guide book if you run into a challenge that requires a little bit of inspiration.

Book Challenges

Try a genre that you wouldn’t normally read

Need a suggestion? Check out our Recommended Reads Newsletter!

Or use NovelistPlus for recommendations. Find it here.

Check out a Non-Fiction book

Try searching our catalogue for a topic that interests you!

Pick a friend and try buddy reading

Want to hang out with your friends but read at the same time? Or stay connected to a friend who is away for the summer? Try buddy reading!

Pick a book both you and your friend are interested in and enjoy it together. You can either read your own copy of the book at the same time so you can experience all the feels together (try reading one chapter a week or creating a reading schedule if you have a long distance friend) or share a copy and take turns trading after chapters or reading aloud to each other.

See how many books you can balance on your head

Pretty self explanatory but our Children’s and Teens’ staff member Jess can do an impressive 7 teen novels and wanted to show off.


Try Spine Poetry

Use book spines of multiple books to create a poem or sentence. Get creative!


Read to Someone Special

Share a book you love with someone you love.


Community Challenges

Visit Horton Market #supportlocal

Visit Saturdays from 8am to noon!

Try a game of Disc Golf at V.A. Barrie Park

Did you know that St.Thomas is home to one of Ontario’s hidden Disc Golf gems?

The V.A. Barrie course was established in 1985! One of the highlights of this beautiful course is the spectacular ninth hole, honored in 1995 as one of the Greatest Disc Golf holes in the world. And St. Thomas holds 10 World titles!

Enjoy a St.Thomas Heritage Walking Tour

Pick your favourite tour and get exploring!

Take a silly photo with Jumbo

Visit Canada’s first elevated park

While the whole park may not be open yet, you can still visit and enjoy Canada’s first elevated park!

Explore either Pinafore or WaterWorks Park

Take some time to enjoy our beautiful parks! Take a walk through the Unity Peace Labyrinth, cool down in the splash pads, or check out the wildlife sanctuary!


The Details:

Each challenge completed means a ballot into our GRAND PRIZE draw happening at the end of the summer. Cross the challenges off your list as you go!

If you are one of the lucky few explorers who make it through the labyrinth in one try or you are just a very adventurous explorer, you can continue completing the challenges even if you have already conquered the labyrinth.

If you complete all 12 challenges then you will be entered into a BONUS prize draw.

We love photo evidence so try to take photos whenever you are completing a challenge. We’d love to see them, either in person or on our social media pages using the #STPLlibrarylabyrinthchallenge hashtag.