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

The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. This free Club is offered at more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada, as well as online. 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.

Check with your local public library to see when in-person registration opens—it varies slightly by location but is usually in mid- to late-June. Your child will receive a free notebook and stickers to track their reading. Your library may also have fun activities and initiatives for kids to take part in.

The TD Summer Reading Club website launches on June 13, 2022. Kids can:

  • Create an online notebook
  • Read ebooks
  • Vote in the Battle of the Books
  • Review books
  • Participate in weekly trivia
  • Write stories
  • Read and write jokes
  • Read an original web comic by Mike Deas
  • View author/illustrator readings and workshops
  • Print colouring sheets
  • Find the perfect book

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

Testimonials
“This club made me learn how to connect with kids and helped me make new friends outside of the Club.”
“It is really cool because you can share your thoughts and jokes about books with other readers.”
“I like the Club very much and how we can socialize and learn new things in an entertaining and fun way.”
We're proud to be a part of summer programming in these public libraries across Canada
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 userve 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!

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