A Club for Kids of All Abilities
Does your child have trouble reading print because of a physical, visual or learning disability? The TD Summer Reading Club is accessible for kids of all abilities, no matter how they read!
Ask library staff about getting content of the notebooks in accessible formats. The Accessible Notebook includes large print, e-text, audio and braille. You can also download the materials here:
Accessible Notebook (.mp3)
- Welcome to the Club and Hello Grownups
- Things to do this summer (reading goals and challenges)
- Make your local library a part of your summer (and website ad)
- Top Recommended Reads
The top recommended reads and other books are available in alternative formats.
Depending on your location, your library may provide access to these books through the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) or the National Network of Equitable Library Service (NNELS), or both. In Quebec CELA service is offered through the Service québecois du livre adapté (SQLA).
Ask library staff how to register your child for access to these services.
Available for download or mail delivery through CELA:
Your library may also have DAISY audio books on CD on the shelves for you to check out on the spot.
Crafts, Activities, and Other Programs
If your child has special needs that affect their ability to participate in programs at the library, mention this to staff so that programs can be adapted. Any specific suggestions you can offer may be helpful.
Here’s one idea you can try that appeals to just about everyone!
Summer is Just the Beginning
The TD Summer Reading Club is a great way to keep kids reading all summer long. It’s also a good opportunity for you to discover new resources that can help them during the school year.
Did you know, for example, that through your library’s CELA service your child may have free access to Bookshare, one of the world’s largest online libraries for people with print disabilities?
Need some help? Call the CELA Helpline at 1-855-655-2273 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.