Background

TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities.

Co-created and delivered by 2,000 public libraries across Canada; development of this national, bilingual program is led by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group.

Participants explore recommended reads; track their own reading; connect and share with others across the country; read books online; join in activities; collect reading incentives; write jokes, stories and book reviews, and more. There are great resources for kids with print disabilities as well as for pre-readers and their families.

So much information and suggestions can be found on the TD SRC website http://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca/staff/home

 

2017 Theme

This year’s theme will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

 

Creative Brief

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.

 

Illustrator

The 2017 TD Summer Reading Club illustrator is Slavka Kolesar. Slavka was born in Montreal, studied art in Toronto, and currently resides in British Columbia. She also studied art and culture at Visva Bharati University.

See the great artwork she created for the splash page. http://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca/

 

Launch Date

The TD SRC now promotes a launch date for the program. This year, it is June 17th. "Save the date! Saturday, June 17 is Get Your Summer Read On Day across Canada. We’re asking all libraries to celebrate with fun activities and staff engagement to promote the TD Summer Reading Club – and drive single day registrations. More information will be provided soon, but in the meantime, mark your calendars!"

 

Accessibility

The TD Summer Reading Club is a fully accessible program. All participating libraries will receive accessible versions of the materials to distribute to participants with print disabilities from the Centre for Equitable Library Access.

 

Free promotional material

The deadline for ordering the free promotional material is January 26, 2017.

All Northern Ontario public libraries should be using our online order form 

The form details all the items offered and has ordering tips for each.

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