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TD Summer Reading Club at ECRL

The Summer Reading Club will be run a little bit different this year.  Since we can’t read and have fun at the library branches, we will do so online. Kids will be able to register and participate online through the TD Summer Reading Club website, starting June 15, 2020.

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.

It is recommended for kids ages 3+ and is adaptable to the individual interests and abilities of each child. Participation in the TD Summer Reading Club will help children build literacy skills through reading and fun activities during the summer break from school.

This year, kids will be able to use the TD Summer Reading Club website to track their reading by adding the books they read over the summer to their digital notebooks. They can also track activities other than reading, like fun games, arts and crafts, and recipes they’ve tried out. 

There will be lots 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.

Kids who do not have internet access can still take part by tracking their reading and activities at home. We will share more details about how this works soon.

Stay tuned for more details.

Digital Resources for Families and Educators

We are all adapting to the current conditions and finding new ways to learn and be entertained while staying at home. We have compiled library resource guides for both families and educators. To find out about how the library can help, please see the links below:

How the Library Can Support Families

How the Library Can Help Educators

Featured Book: Counting in Mi’kmaw / Mawkiljemk Mi’kmawiktuk

Counting in Mi’kmaw / Mawkiljemk Mi’kmawiktuk by Loretta Gould

Counting from one to ten in English and Mi’kmaw, baby is introduced to both the ancestral language of Mi’kmaki and to Mi’kmaw culture and legend, through beautifully rendered illustrations of important animals, like turtle, bear, and beaver, to concepts integral to the Mi’kmaw world view, like the Four (Ne’w) Directions, and the Seven (L’luiknek) Mi’kmaw teachings. - publisher

Published by Nimbus Publishing, this book features bright and detailed illustrations from celebrated Waycobah-based Mi’kmaw illustrator, Loretta Gould.

Check it out today!

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The TV Show Stranger Things, check out the titles below. These books also feature well-developed characters, escalating suspense, and genre-blending plot twists.

Ready Player One / Ernest Cline The Girl With All The Gifts / Mike Carey The impossible fortress : a novel / Jason Rekulak Gwendy's button box [sound recording (downloadable audiobook)] / Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

Homework Resources

Staff at your local library can help you with your research using our library collection and online databases. These links may provide additional help.

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Digital Collection

Visit our digital collection of eBooks and Audiobooks for Kids and Teens on OverDrive.

Meet Libby

Try Libby, the new OverDrive app! Libby makes it easy to read and listen to your favourite books on the go.

Check out out Digital Content page to learn about other ways you can use the library online, including downloadable books, magazines, graphic novels, movies, and more!

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 national support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals to help young people through emotional or mental health challenges or experiences they might face.

If you need help, call a counsellor at 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to chat with a volunteer Crisis Responder 24/7.

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