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TD Summer Reading Club

Though our branches are currently closed, we are still going ahead with the TD Summer Reading Club (TDSRC). Kids will be able to register and participate online on the TD Summer Reading Club website.

On this website, kids will be able to track their reading by adding the books they read to their digital notebooks. Alternatively, they can make their own logbook at home. Kids can track more than just reading – anything that helps boost literacy skills and helps them learn counts. Some examples of activities that help kids learn are:

  • playing games (board games, sports, etc)
  • doing arts and crafts
  • trying out new recipes with an adult
  • going on a walk or scavenger hunt outside
  • writing and telling jokes or stories

The TD website will offer of eBooks available for all ages and interests, offered in both English and French. There will also be fun activities that can be done online, including reading and writing ghost stories, telling jokes, participating in weekly trivia, and voting in the Battle of the Books.

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.

Registration

To register, visit the TD Summer Reading Club website. Registration is now open. Kids should have an adult help them sign up.

Goals and Prizes

We recommend that kids have a goal of reading or learning through activity for at least 20 minutes per day. Every time kids reach 100 minutes spent reading or learning, they can report this to library staff for a chance to win a fun prize at the end of the summer. With an adults help, they can use this form to tell us a bit about what they read or did to be entered in the draw.

Each time kids reach 100 minutes spent reading or doing activities they will be entered into a prize draw. ECRL staff will draw for prizes when the Summer Reading Club wraps up in August.

No internet? No problem. Kids without internet access can design their own logbook to track their time reading or doing activities. For kids participating offline to be entered into the draw, adults can call us toll-free at 1-855-787-7323 to let us know how many minutes kids have logged over the summer. Call before August 20th.

Talk about it!

We think it is important to talk about what you are reading or learning. Kids can either talk to a family member or friend about what they have read or learned, or tell library staff when filling out the Report Form each time they reach 100 minutes.

Some examples of conversation starters kids might want to use when talking to friends and family about what they’ve read are:

  • What was your favourite part of the story?
  • Did you like the ending of the story?
  • If you could give the book another title, what would it be?
  • Would you like to meet any of the characters in real life?
  • Would you want to be part of this story?
  • If there were pictures or illustrations in the book, did you like them?
  • Can you make up a different ending to the story?

If kids are counting activities they took part in instead of reading, they may wish to pick one of the following conversation starters instead:

  • What activity did you participate in? 
  • Did you learn something new?
  • What did you notice about your surroundings while doing this activity?
  • What part of the activity was the most fun?
  • What part of the activity did you find most difficult?

Questions?

If you have any questions about this service please contact us by email at youth@ecrl.ca or by calling our toll-free phone number at 1-855-787-7323.