The TD Summer Reading Club is back!
The TD Summer Reading Club is a program designed to inspire a love of reading through fun activities. TDSRC is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free program is co-created and delivered by more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada. It celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories. It’s designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way – the key to building a lifelong love of reading.
Each week will focus on an exciting theme which will include engaging projects, crafts, and recommended reading lists.
Our goal this summer is to read 1000 BOOKS!
Can you help?
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Why Participate in TDSRC?
Encourage a love of reading:
TDSRC programming is designed to promote interest in reading through fun and engaging activities.
Prevent the summer slide
TDSRC helps children to continue reading throughout the summer. This prevents the "summer slide", which refers to a decline in children's reading abilities when school is out of session. The benefits of the Club are clear: TD's latest surveys indicate that 87% of kids read more often or the same amount over the summer, and 96% of parents/caregivers agreed that their kid maintained or improved their reading skills over the summer.
There’s something for everyone on the TD site, including preschoolers and their families. The TD Summer Reading Club is accessible for kids of all abilities, no matter how they read! All content will be moderated by TD staff before it is posted to the site to ensure privacy and appropriate content. Learn more about the accessibility of the Club.
We hope you'll visit the club online soon!
Or get started online at tdsummerreadingclub.ca
Here are just some of the highlights of this year’s online experience.
Kids can track their reading by adding the books they read over the summer to their digital notebooks. There is also a special section in their notebooks to record reading material other than books, such as games and recipes. Kids can personalize their notebooks with a nickname and avatar, and the notebook will store any contributions kids make to other parts of our website, such as jokes and stories (see below)
We have ebooks for all ages and interests, in both English and French. The best part? Once kids set up their online notebooks, they can access the ebooks at any time over the summer — no waiting lists or restrictions!
This is an 8-book tournament in which two books battle for top choice each week. All of the books are available as ebooks, so kids can read the books online and then vote for their favourite. At the end of the summer one book will be crowned as the summer’s champion.
Kids can share what they think about books they have read for other kids to see.
Each week, we will have a new multiple choice trivia question for kids to answer. After selecting an answer, kids will see an explanation and a prompt to explore the topic further.
Our silly stories ask kids to add their own words to a pre-written, hidden story. Once kids fill in the word prompts, the full story is revealed—and it’s usually silly! We also have story starters, where kids continue writing a story that we’ve started for them. Kids can read the story endings that other kids have submitted.
Kids can write their own jokes and read the jokes submitted by other kids. There is an option to like a joke and sort the jokes by most popular and trending.
Kean Soo has written an original web comic called The Transfer Student. Kids can read it and then participate in discussion questions with other kids. Yves Bourgelas has written an original web comic in French that kids can check out as well.
We have tons of great online readings and workshops lined up, including videos from Dave Whamond, Kean Soo, Kevin Sylvester, Marty Chan, and more!
Parents can print out colouring sheets for kids of all ages, from simple to advanced. If you have difficulty printing from home, let us know which pages you would like and we can print them for you at no cost!
Kids can answer our book-finder questions to find the book most suited to their interests and reading level.