Join the 2021 TD Summer Reading Club!

June 14, 2021 | Daniel

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The TD Summer Reading Club launches on June 14, 2021 in Toronto! Families can visit a Toronto Public Library branch to pick up their free reading kit, including a notebook and stickers, which will help motivate kids to read all summer long.

The Club website launches the following day and kids can also participate online. Check out our teaser video with a sneak peek of some of the activities we have lined up this summer.   

 

There are a lot of fun things for kids to do on the Club website:

Create an online notebook

Kids can track their reading by adding the books they read over the summer to their digital notebooks. They can personalize their notebooks with a nickname and avatar, and the notebook will store any contributions kids make to other parts of our website, such as jokes and stories. Each time a kid adds a book or submits content, they are rewarded with a digital badge that is stored in their notebook.

Read ebooks

We have free ebooks for all ages and interests, in both English and French. Once kids set up their online notebooks, they can access the ebooks at any time over the summer — no waiting lists or restrictions!

The Club is fully bilingual. Stay tuned for more information on a French Reading Challenge coming this summer.

Vote in the Battle of the Books

This is an 8-book tournament in which two books battle for top choice each week. All of the books are available as ebooks, so kids can read the books online and then vote for their favourite. At the end of the summer one book will be crowned as the summer's champion.

Cartoon illustration of a book wearing boxing gloves, standing atop a pile of books

Review books

Kids can share what they think about books they have read for other kids to see.

Participate in weekly trivia

Each week, we will have a new multiple choice trivia question for kids to answer.

Write stories

Our silly stories ask kids to add their own words to a pre-written, hidden story. Once kids fill in the word prompts, the full story is revealed — and it's usually silly! We also have story starters, where kids continue writing a story that we've started for them. Kids can read the story endings that other kids have submitted.

Cartoon illustration of child typing stories on a computer

Share jokes

Kids can write their own jokes and read the jokes submitted by other kids.

Read an original web comic

Kids can check out an original web comic called Book Trouble, written and illustrated by Mike Deas. Sacha Lefebvre and Jean-Francois Laliberté have also contributed an original web comic in French.

Watch author and illustrator readings and workshops

Kids will be able to view online videos and workshops, including a great lineup of programs in English and programs in French.

Print colouring sheets

Parents and caregivers can print out fun colouring sheets, ranging from simple to advanced.

Cartoon illustration of two children colouring pictures

There's something for everyone on our site, including preschoolers and their families. The TD Summer Reading Club is accessible for kids of all abilities, no matter how they read! Learn more about the accessibility of the Club.

Are you ready for a summer of reading fun? Sign up today!

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