COVID-19 Update #4
April 27, 2020
We hope this finds you and your loved ones well and safe. Here is an update on the TD Summer Reading Club and how it is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In light of the current situation across Canada, we regret to inform you that the TD Summer Reading Club (TDSRC) partners have made the decision to cancel the distribution of the physical program materials for summer 2020. The almost 4 million pieces of program materials will be stored and distributed in the spring of 2021. We feel this is for the best both in respecting the physical distancing measures currently in place and in being environmentally responsible.
The good news is that the TDRSC already has a robust online program, so for this year we will shift to online exclusively with the added elements we shared in last week’s blog post.
The online program for kids kicks off on June 15th!
If your library has not previously signed up for the TDSRC you may do so now, what we need from you is:
- Name of branch
- Contact person
- Phone #
- Email address
- At least one person from each branch must sign up for the newsfeed, this is where we share important updates, especially important during these times
- Agree to complete the survey at the end of the summer.
Please send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can simply provide this information in an email, we will update our participating library list so that kids can choose their library when they sign in to the online program, and we can communicate with all participating libraries and keep everyone up-to-date on new and exciting developments.
New this year, TD SRC will be reporting on the number of kids registered online per library at three points; mid July, mid August and after Labour Day. We will also be reporting at a local level on our parent and child survey results and can offer google analytics for our kids’ site based on Google’s geo locations, upon request.
The TDSRC team is committed to continuing to support Canadian libraries and families through these difficult times, stay safe everyone!