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Kids and Parent/Caregiver surveys are now available

August 09, 2018

Our Kids survey and Parent/Caregiver survey are now live on our website. The surveys are an important tool to help us evaluate and improve the TD Summer Reading Club. The surveys will be available from August 9, 2018 to September 28, 2018. Please encourage...

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CELA Accessibility Award

August 08, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Bibliothèque Jean-Lapierre (Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec) for winning the first CELA Accessibility Award for making their program more accessible to participants. They considered the needs of children with print disabilities...

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Social media cover images are now available

July 26, 2018

Thank you for being so active on social media by sharing your fun summer activities. They are a great snapshot of all the wonderful work you’re doing to make this year’s TD Summer Reading Club a success. After seeing all of your great online content,...

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Anne Villeneuve’s Colouring Pages and Bookmarks are Available!

July 24, 2018

Anne Villeneuve, our illustrator for the 2018 Club, has provided us with colouring pages and bookmarks. These are great to use as part of a program or you can make them available for kids to colour any time the library is open. We hope you’re having a...

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Web Access Stickers with Unusable 4-digit Codes

July 23, 2018

Due to a printer error, 6% of the web access code stickers were printed with an unusable 4-digit code instead of the required 5 digits. When the 4-digit codes are entered at login, participants receive an error message. Please do not continue to distribute...

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2017 TD Summer Reading Club Library Award winners and program highlights

July 17, 2018

Information about the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club Library Award winners and Honourable Mentions is now available on the website under Run the program > Library Awards. Hope you find the highlights of the winning programs interesting!

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Submit your statistics for Get Your Summer Read On Day

June 25, 2018

We hope that everyone had a successful Get Your Summer Read On Day! If you haven’t done so already, please submit the total number of kids registered on your GYSRO Day, along with your branch name/system name (as applicable) to bac.clubtd-tdclub.lac@canada.ca...

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Facebook and Twitter pages are live!

June 15, 2018

We’re pleased to announce that we have launched official Facebook and Twitter pages for the TD Summer Reading Club (TD SRC). Check them out! Our primary target audience is parents and caregivers. We want them to see how accessible, welcoming, engaging,...

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Get Your Summer Read On Day is approaching!

June 14, 2018

Get Your Summer Read On (GYSRO) Day is fast approaching for libraries across Canada! Libraries will be kicking off their TD Summer Reading Club by offering events and activities on a day of their choice between Saturday June 16 and Saturday June 23, 2018....

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Your Chance to Host the 2019 Book Bash Canadian Children’s Literature Festival

June 05, 2018

I am pleased to announce that the Toronto Public Library Foundation is now accepting applications from Canadian public libraries to host the 2019 Book Bash Canadian Children’s Literature Festival! Book Bash Canadian Children’s Literature Festival is...

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Get Your Summer Read On Day

May 04, 2018

What is it? Get Your Summer Read On (GYSRO) Day is the registration kickoff for the 2018 TD Summer Reading Club (TD SRC) across Canada. As in past years, we’re asking all libraries to join in promoting the TD SRC with fun activities. When is it? To make...

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NFB films corresponding to the 2018 TD SRC theme

May 01, 2018

The National Film Board (NFB) has compiled a list of films suitable for this year’s TD Summer Reading Club (TD SRC) theme. Interested libraries may contact the NFB to obtain free DVD copies of these films, complete with the necessary public performance...

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Multilingual TD SRC Welcome Message for Parents and Caregivers

April 17, 2018

Last year, we created a simple message for parents and caregivers to explain what the TD Summer Reading Club is, and it was available for you to download and print, as needed, in English and French as well as the following languages: Arabic Cantonese...

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Sister Libraries 2018

April 11, 2018

We are pleased to announce the Sister Libraries 2018 program! This is a program where we match your library with another library having similar goals and resources to exchange ideas or experiences. If your library is interested in being matched with another...

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Library Member Survey

April 09, 2018

The TD Summer Reading Club (TD SRC) team is designing new measures for evaluating the Club’s outcomes and impact on children and their families. To help us do that, we're asking all library members to complete a 5–10 minute survey letting us know your...

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TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards 2017

April 06, 2018

We would like to thank all libraries who submitted an application for the TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards 2017! We are pleased to announce that Spruce Grove Municipal Library, Clarington Public Library and Callander Public Library are the finalists...

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Don't forget to cast your vote for the 2019 theme

April 04, 2018

If you haven’t already voted in the 2018 theme poll, there’s still time! The poll closes on April 11, 2018, so cast your vote now!

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Get Your Summer Read On: June 16-23

March 28, 2018

Back in November, we reminded you to save the date for our third annual Get Your Summer Read On Day. To make it easier for more libraries to participate in this nationwide registration drive, this year libraries are encouraged to host their events and...

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2019 Theme Vote

March 26, 2018

Please cast your vote for the 2019 TD Summer Reading Club theme. The poll will be open until April 11, 2018. Happy Voting!

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TD Summer Reading Club 2018 Promotional Items

March 13, 2018

Dear Libraries, It’s that time of year again! Time to place your orders for the upcoming 2018 TD Summer Reading Club program. The Hannah Promotions website is now accepting orders. Don't miss out and get your orders in early! The deadline to submit your...

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2018 English Top Recommended Reads

February 07, 2018

The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library By Linda Bailey and Victoria Jamieson Tundra Books; 2017 ISBN: 9781101918326 Ages 8-11 Eddie is a tiny green bug who loves to read. When his Aunt Min goes to the library and doesn't return, Eddie springs into action....

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2018 content now live

January 10, 2018

If you haven’t checked out the TD SRC staff website lately, be sure to take a look! There’s a new splash page, featuring a beautiful illustration by artist Anne Villeneuve. We’ve also updated the resources section with 2018 content including recommended...

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Join the TD Summer Reading Club 2018!

January 05, 2018

We are now accepting orders for the 2018 TD Summer Reading Club program. We are pleased to share with you the memo giving more details on TD Summer Reading Club 2018 program, the promotional and program materials, and some key dates for the Club this...

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Get Your Summer Read On Day 2018

November 27, 2017

Save the date! As in past years, we’re asking all libraries to join in promoting the TD Summer Reading Club with fun activities as part of the third annual Get Your Summer Read On Day. To make it easier for more libraries to participate in this nationwide...

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Information About TD Employee Engagement

November 15, 2017

TD is looking for information about TD employee engagement in the TD Summer Reading Club as part of a new, year-end impact report that we are required to submit. If one or more TD employees played a role in your library’s TD Summer Reading Club programming,...

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Deadline extended for TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards 2017 Applications

October 03, 2017

We are experiencing technical difficulties and are extending the deadline for TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards applications. Please submit your application by the end of day Friday, October 6, 2017, by mail or email. Please contact ashley-ann.brooks@canada.ca...

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TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards 2017

October 02, 2017

Do you plan to submit an application for the TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards for 2017? The deadline for submissions by email or by mail (postmarked) - Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017. We look forward to reviewing all of the wonderful reading programs...

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TD Summer Reading Club 2018... here we go!

September 27, 2017

Theme  In the spring we invited you to vote on three theme options (peace/friendship, perspective and geeking out/indulge your passion). A total of 1211 votes were cast, and geeking out/indulge your passions emerged as the favourite, receiving 44%...

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TD Summer Reading Club Statistics and Evaluation 2017

September 13, 2017

The TD Summer Reading Club has retained Nielsen to gather the 2017 statistics and evaluation forms again this year. Library contact persons and regional administrators should already have received an email from researchcina@nielsen.com containing a link...

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Planning to apply for the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards?

August 25, 2017

Be sure to complete the 2017 Application form and review the criteria for the Library Awards on the TD SRC website under Run the program, Library Awards. Also, don’t forget that there is a new CELA Accessibility Award!

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2017 Library Awards

July 26, 2017

The updated Library Awards section of the website is live – under Run the program. Be sure to check out details regarding the new CELA Accessibility Award!

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What do I do with the Accessible Notebook?

July 25, 2017

What do I do with the Accessible Notebook? As part of your TD Summer Reading Club materials, you would have received one copy of the Accessible Notebook containing the same welcome messages, reading activities and space for kids to record the books...

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TD SRC Kids’ Site – New features for 2017!

June 27, 2017

The national kids’ website has been live since June 13 – have you checked it out yet? We’re so proud of the site this year, and we really hope you’ll help us spread the word about it to the kids and families in your libraries.  Our web team has made...

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Reminder to submit your June 17 GYSRO Day stats

June 21, 2017

June 17th marked our second annual Get Your Summer Read On day, and we arranged two media events (one in Montreal and one in St. John's) to kick things off in style. Both were a great success, and included (amongst many other wonderful activities)...

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2017 TD Summer Reading Club Program Materials

June 08, 2017

We currently have varying quantities of extra program materials at Library and Archives Canada. If your library requires any extra materials please contact emily.cousins@canada.ca. For accessible notebooks, please contact members@celalibrary.ca. 

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Get Your Summer Read On: June 17!

May 29, 2017

What is it? TD Summer Reading Club’s Get Your Summer Read On Day is the official registration “kick off” for the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club across Canada. When is it? Saturday, June 17 (hours subject to your library’s hours) Why are we doing this?...

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Sister Libraries 2017

May 02, 2017

We are pleased to announce the Sister Libraries 2017 program! This is a program where we match your library with another library having similar goals and resources to exchange ideas or experiences. If your library is interested in being matched with...

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TD SRC welcome message for parents and caregivers

April 27, 2017

We created a simple message for parents and caregivers to explain what the TD Summer Reading Club is, and had it translated into the following languages for you to download and print on an as-needed basis: English French Arabic Cantonese Cree Punjabi...

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New book alert!

April 26, 2017

We always try to ensure we include the latest and greatest books fitting each year’s theme on our list of recommended reads, but we usually have to make early March the publication date cut-off point, to ensure you all have time to acquire these new...

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Don’t forget to cast your vote for 2018!

April 05, 2017

If you haven’t already voted in the 2018 theme poll, there’s still time! The poll closes on April 13, so go on… cast your vote now!

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Reminder : TD Summer Reading Club 2017 promotional items

March 28, 2017

A reminder that April 3, 2017 is the deadline to place your Hannah Promotions order on their website!

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TD SRC Branding Webinar

March 28, 2017

The English version of the branding webinar is now available! Please note that the presentation must be viewed using Chrome or Firefox. The run time is approximately 16 minutes, and you can post any questions you have below, via the Contact Us page,...

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NFB films corresponding to the 2017 TD SRC theme

March 21, 2017

The National Film Board (NFB) has compiled a list of films suitable for this year’s TD SRC theme. Interested libraries may contact the NFB to obtain free DVD copies of these films, complete with the necessary public performance rights. In exchange...

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Branding Webinar - UPDATE

March 21, 2017

Due to some technical limitations we experienced with the audio and toll-free telephone access during test runs, we will no longer be conducting the webinar live. It is always our aim to provide participating libraries across the country with a satisfactory...

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2018 Theme Vote

March 17, 2017

Please cast your vote for the 2018 TD Summer Reading Club. The poll will be open until April 13. Happy voting!

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Get Your Summer Read On - June 17!

March 10, 2017

Back in November we reminded you to save the date for our second annual Get Your Summer Read On day on June 17. We'll be sharing more information as it becomes available, but in the meantime, the posters are now available for download, should you...

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Participating Locations – Action Required

March 09, 2017

In our continued efforts to improve the content on the TD SRC staff website, we want to ensure that we are providing accurate information about participating locations, which will now be given at the system level only. For example, if your branch is...

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TD Summer Reading Club 2017 promotional items

March 06, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the company Hannah Promotions is producing promotional items for TD Summer Reading Club 2017 program. Their website is now accepting orders. The deadline to submit your order is April 3, 2017. Thank you and do not hesitate...

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Save the NEW date...TD SRC Brand Webinar

March 03, 2017

Please note that we've changed the date of the TD Summer Reading Club brand webinar to March 22, 2017, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST, to avoid conflicting with the Ontario March Break. We apologize for not realizing that in the first place! We’ll send out...

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TD Summer Reading Club Branding Webinar Wednesday, March 22, 2-3pm, EST

March 02, 2017

As most of you know, the TD Summer Reading Club launched our new brand last year. While the brand guidelines, templates and creative elements are available on the staff site, we understand that some of you may have questions about how to use the brand...

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2017 English Top Recommended Reads, Part 1

January 10, 2017

My Heart Fills With Happiness by Monique Gray Smith and Julie Flett Orca Book Publishers 2016 ISBN: 9781459809574 Ages 0-5 “Beautiful illustrations show that simple pleasures like fresh-baked bannock and walking barefoot through grass can fill us with...

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2017 English Top Recommended Reads, Part 2

January 10, 2017

Ralph, Flying Hound by Dave Paddon and alex kolano Running the Goat 2016 ISBN: 9781927917084 Ages 5-9 “You'll be rooting for Ralph in this rip-roaring, rhyming, tall tale from Newfoundland!” We love the rhythm of this book and the way Ralph displays an...

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Join the TD Summer Reading Club 2017!

January 05, 2017

We are now accepting orders for the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club program. We are pleased to share with you the memo giving more details on TD Summer Reading Club 2017 program, the promotional and program materials, and some key dates for the Club this...

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2017 content now live

December 16, 2016

If you haven’t checked out the TD SRC staff website lately, be sure to take a look! There’s a new splash page, featuring a beautiful illustration by artist Slavka Kolesar. We’ve also updated the resources section with 2017 content including recommended...

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Get Your Summer Read On Day 2017

November 25, 2016

Save the date! Saturday, June 17 is Get Your Summer Read On Day across Canada. We’re asking all libraries to celebrate with fun activities and staff engagement to promote the TD Summer Reading Club – and drive single day registrations. More information...

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