Reading Action Program 

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Membership in the Newmarket Lions Club is open to women and men 19 years of age and over, who are in good standing in their community...

Our Meetings are:


The Newmarket Lions Club meets on the first and third Mondays of each month, except July and August.  The meetings are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.


Community Centre and Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket. 



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About Us

The Newmarket Lions Club received its charter as a member of The International Association of Lions Clubs (Lions International) in March 1931. To be able to understand the Newmarket Lions Club, you must first understand a little about Lions International, the relation between the Newmarket Lions Club, Lions International and the Canadian Lions Foundation.



Lions International has over 1.7 million members, in 47000 clubs, in 214 countries.  We promote literacy worldwide.

The Newmarket Lions Club has been running a Reading Action Program in local schools since 2015.


Lions International sought out and received agreements with several multinational book corporations to get discounts on books at grade appropriate levels for distribution.  The Newmarket Lions club procures books through this agreement from Scholastic.

The Newmarket Lions Club provides a FREE book to every kindergarten student (1200 students) to 12 Newmarket Schools.

Each year, primary teachers identify 12 to 14 titles listed on the Scholastic book list.  The students are given the list and asked to make a selection. 

Once received, a distribution event is organized.   A group of Lions visit each school to read to small groups of children while other groups are   getting their book from the choices available.  The books are personalized with a stamp that reads “This book belongs to” and the Lions Club logo.

This year, we expect to start distributing books in mid-January. 

For more information please contact Kirby Brock at