TD Summer Reading Club Keeps Kids Reading All Summer Long
This year’s theme encourages kids to go wherever reading and their imagination take them
TORONTO (Thursday, June 14, 2012) – Toronto Public Library is proud to announce that the 2012 TD Summer Reading Club for kids has arrived. The Club, which aims to build children’s confidence in and excitement about reading, looks forward to welcoming returning and new members alike. Registration will begin to roll out in Toronto Public Library branches this month. The theme of the 2012 TD Summer Reading Club is “Imagine” encouraging kids to do and be (and read!) whatever they like, and through reading, go wherever their imagination takes them.
Children who register for the TD Summer Reading Club at their local Toronto Public Library branch receive a free activity book and poster, and they are encouraged to earn nine collectible stickers by reading books over the summer. Members are also invited to participate in fun, free and fantastical programs at their branch -- from magicians to puppet shows, crafts to games, storytellers to reading challenges, and bingo to sing-alongs. The Club includes a newly expanded website with games, jokes, and of course lots of reading ideas, at tdsummerreadingclub.ca.
“The TD Summer Reading Club keeps kids engaged in and enthusiastic about reading all summer while out of school,” said City Librarian, Jane Pyper. “Children can read what they want, at their own pace. Whether it’s a comic book, an information book or an entire engrossing fiction series, a happy, confident reading child is what matters.”
“The Club is also a great way to engage reluctant readers, emerging readers and readers who perhaps need a little extra boost,” Pyper added. “Their participation introduces them to all their library has to offer—books, ebooks, programs and events, knowledgeable and engaged librarians, and a cool place to hang out with their friends.”
Children, parents and caregivers can visit tdsummerreadingclub.ca to learn more about the Club, browse booklists and play games. For an up-to-date listing of all TD Summer Reading Club events taking place at Toronto Public Library branches, visit torontopubliclibrary.ca/imagine.
The TD Summer Reading Club is a joint initiative between TD Bank Group, Toronto Public Library and Library and Archives Canada.
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