Inspiring reading all summer long
This annual reading program inspires children nationwide to keep reading all summer long, through regular visits to their public libraries. It also operates in association with the CNIB, to allow children with vision loss to participate. With more than 2000 local public libraries participating in the program, almost 700,000 children participate in the TD Summer Reading Club, collectively reading over 1.2 million books each summer.
The program is supported by free notebooks and collectible stickers, and also has a robust online presence. The annual program runs from mid-June until Labour Day weekend and recent program enhancements include a national pre-school reading program and a pilot teen program in Toronto.
A book or story, a library, our country: what do they all have in common? Each one welcomes you, inspires you, makes room for new ideas, and gives you space to explore and shape your identity. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from or what you believe. In the year of Canada’s 150th birthday, the TD Summer Reading Club invites kids to celebrate what makes books, libraries and Canada great, by encouraging them to open up to new ideas, new characters, new landscapes, and to one another.
Visit TDSummerReadingClub.ca, where your child can create an online notebook, find great reads recommended by Canadian children’s librarians, read and tell jokes, and so much more! Be sure to also visit your local public library’s website for information about free TD Summer Reading Club programs and activities.
For more information about the value of summer reading, read Library and Archives Canada’s Literature Review on the Impact of Summer Reading Clubs.
In association with the Toronto Public Library and Library and Archives Canada