About the Program Partners
Co-created and delivered by 2,000 public libraries across Canada, development of this national, bilingual program is led by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada.Co-created and delivered by 2,000 public libraries across Canada; this national, bilingual program is developed by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group.
With 100 branches, Toronto Public Library is the largest public library system in Canada, and the world's busiest urban library system. Every year more than 18.5 million people visit our 100 branches and borrow over 32 million items.
Toronto Public Library staff members are responsible for a range of tasks including creating creative and instructional content for the TD Summer Reading Club, guiding the art and graphic design processes, and building and maintaining the TD Summer Reading Club Website.
Library and Archives Canada preserves and makes accessible the documentary heritage of Canada. It also serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions. This heritage includes publications, archival records, sound and audio-visual materials, photographs, artworks, and electronic documents.
Staff members at Library and Archives Canada are instrumental in creating Francophone content for the TD Summer Reading Club, moderating the annual Library Award, and distributing print materials across the country in the spring.
The ability to read is often taken for granted. This skill is paramount to success during school years and beyond, which is why TD believes it’s important to get children reading and to foster a lifelong love of reading.
TD’s contributions enable staff at libraries around the country to plan and conduct an annual Summer Reading club program to promote child literacy. For more information about TD’s commitment to literacy, visit TD Reads.
The Creative Committee is composed of children’s staff from Toronto Public Library. The committee is responsible for choosing the books for the English booklists, creating content for TD Summer Reading Club print materials, conducting staff trainings and participating in the creation of each year’s staff manual.
The Francophone Committee is composed of children’s staff from Canadian Francophone public libraries. The committee is responsible for choosing the books for the French booklists, creating content for TD Summer Reading Club print materials, and participating in the creation of each year’s staff manual.
The National Committee is composed of library staff from across Canada, and represents the national interests of the country’s geographic and cultural landscape. The National Committee’s responsibilities include overseeing the creation of creative content, theme development and art associated with the TD Summer Reading Club.