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97%of children will consider joining the Club next summer
97%of parents/caregivers say their child maintained or improved their reading skills
96%of children increased or maintained their enjoyment of reading

8+ Million

Children attended programs and activities

4+ Million

National Program Registration

About the Program

TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free program is offered at more than 2,200 public libraries across Canada, and it’s easy to include in any summer plans. The Club celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading their way. This is key to building a lifelong love of reading.

Kids can take part anywhere—at local public libraries across Canada as well as at home, online, or wherever summer takes them.

Kids can:

  • join activities happening in libraries
  • read books online and get reading recommendations
  • track their own reading and collect stickers and online badges
  • connect online to share jokes, stories, book reviews, and more with other kids across Canada
  • read an online web comic written by Jo Rioux

There’s something for everyone, including kids with print disabilities as well as preschoolers and their families.

Talk to your local public library staff this summer to find out how your family can join the TD Summer Reading Club and get your free materials!

Testimonials
It is awesome. It has fun activities, the staff are nice, you get stickers which is my favourite part and you get a notebook.
This club is awesome. I learned a lot of things in the club!! I love it. I got a lot of friends. Thank you for making this club!
It’s a great way to get kids to read. Me and all my siblings are so much better at reading. I love this club.
It is probably the most awesome, fun, and friendliest club I have ever joined!
We’re proud to be a part of summer programing in these public libraries across Canada
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Milestones Over the Years...
1996
TD becomes TPL's summer reading club sponsor
2002
80% of Ontario libraries participating
2003
All program materials are bilingual, including booklists
2004
Library and Archives Canada joins as national program partner, recruiting eight provinces and territories
2005
Three additional provinces join the program
2008
Creation of the French Content Advisory Group to better serve patrons and provide original materials (programs, web content, notebooks) in French
2009
Accessible (braille, audio, e-text) TD SRC books available via CNIB library
2012
Accessible club materials available to CNIB clients with vision loss
2016
New TD SRC branding. First "Get Your Summer Read On" event. Accessible club materials and books available to all print-disabled
2018
Most kids ever registered in program - over 346,600!

Want to know more about the program?

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