TD Summer Reading Club LogoThe TD Summer Reading Club is Canada's biggest bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests, and abilities. TDSRC is designed to inspire kids to explore reading their way and encourage them to continue reading over the summer.

This year, kids can register and participate in the TD Summer Reading Club online and create an online notebook to track reading and review books. They can also participate in weekly trivia, vote in an epic Battle of the Books, share jokes, and meet real authors/illustrators in online workshops!

More Summer Programs for Children

 

TD Summer Reading Club Launch

Cartoon boy jumping for joyJoin us outside in the Library Commons on Wednesday, June 30 to celebrate the start of summer and the launch of the TD Summer Reading Club!

You can pick up your free Summer Reading kit (available for kids ages 0-12), which includes their web access code to register for the online Club and a few fun surprises to encourage summer reading.

Our mascot Patch will make a special appearance, and we'll have some fun outdoor activities for families to participate in and get everyone excited for this year's theme – Game On.

When: June 30 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Ages: 0-12
Where: Library Commons


StoryWalk®

Book Jacket the Thing Lou Couldn't Do by Ashley Spires

We're combining a few of our favourite things this summer – nature and books in our newest StoryWalk® program.

So let's get outside, stroll through some of our beautiful parks and read the book The Thing Lou Couldn't Do by Ashley Spires, page by page!  Look for the QR code at the end of the walk to tell us what you thought for a chance to win a prize!

When: Anytime you want to go for a walk!
Ages: All ages
Where: July: GreenUP Ecology Park | August: Millennium Park  


Book Buddies Crew
cartoon child colouring on floor

Summer afternoons can get hot, so let's stay inside and meet up with new friends online to talk books!

The Book Buddies Crew will meet for four weeks over Zoom, and kids will receive a kit that includes a special badge and all the materials they'll need for the crafts, activities, and games we'll do together. Each week we'll talk about the books we're reading and listen to stories read aloud.

Please register for either the July or August session. We will let participants know when and where to pick up their kits.

July Registration - Book Buddies Crew  August Registration - Book Buddies Crew

When: Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Zoom
Ages: 5 to 8 years
July session starts July 7: Register online starting June 21
August session starts August 4: Register online starting July 19


Novel Ideas Gang

cartoon girl imagining a fairy tale picture story

Beat the heat, meet new friends, and talk books this summer in our Novel Ideas Gang!

The Gang will meet for four weeks over Zoom to share thoughts and opinions about our favourite books and authors, recommended reads and, of course, a few laughs!

Kids will receive a kit that includes some surprises and all the materials they'll need for the crafts, activities, and games we'll do together.

Please register for either the July or August session. We will let participants know when and where to pick up their kits.

July Registration - Novel Ideas Gang August Registration - Novel Ideas Gang

When: Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Zoom
Ages: 9 to 12 years
July session starts July 8: Register online starting June 21
August session starts August 12: Register online starting July 19


Summer Reading Contests

Lansdowne Place LogoWin prizes for reading this summer! As an extra incentive to encourage kids to read, we're running weekly reading contests! For every five books kids read, they can enter a ballot for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Lansdowne Place.

Kids can enter more than once each week, but be sure to submit your reading form before the contest closes on Tuesday each week! 

cartoon monkey, giraffe and elephant with question marks above head

Summer Survey

We value your input! Please take some time to complete our summer survey to help us plan future children's programs and events. One lucky person will win a $25 gift certificate to Lansdowne Place! 

The survey link will be available starting August 23.