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Summer Reading Club 2017

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Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with the TD Summer Reading Club!

Avoid Summer Brain Drain and celebrate everything that makes Canada epic with the TD Summer Reading Club! Registration is now open! 

Registration for the TD Summer Reading Club includes a notebook with reading challenges, stickers, and more. You and your child can pick these up at any branch starting Friday, June 30th or at any branch or TD Summer Reading Club program after this date.

Programs are weekly and will run from Monday, July 3rd to Thursday, August 24th. Special Epic Experiences will be jam-packed with celebratory fun and activities! View the online program calendar, or download a printable booklet!
 

Club Registration

You may register your child(ren) in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

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eNewsletter: Special Edition!

Stay in the know! When you register your child, sign up for the Summer Reading Club eNewsletter! Receive highlights about what’s going on each week, the next Epic Experience, and fun activities you can share with your reader at home!

Forgot to sign up for the eNewsletter when you registered for the Club? Don't worry, you can subscribe here!

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Recommended Reads

Help your child defeat Summer Brain Drain with some of these great reads! Browse through picture books, chapter novels, and non-fiction books in both English and French. Each title is available for loan in our collection.

On the go this summer? You can still participate in the TD Summer Reading Club! Access TumbleBooks and read along with a narrated story, or check out OverDrive Kids and disappear into an enthralling tale! These travel-sized resources can keep the little ones engaged, or can be read and shared with others.

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Ride to Read

TD Summer Reading Club membership required.

Summer Reading Club members can turn their Library cards into Durham Region Transit (DRT) passes and ride for free in July and August!

Transit information, including schedules, may be found on the DRT website. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by a fare-paying caregiver.
 

Special Preliminary Celebrations

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(All branches, Saturday, June 17, 10:00am, all ages)
Start your sparklers, it’s almost time for the TD Summer Reading Club! Save the date for Saturday, June 17th for something very special in celebration of Get Your Summer Read On Day and Canada’s 150th birthday!
 
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(Bowmanville Branch, Friday, June 30, 1:00pm, all ages)
It’s Canada’s 150th birthday this year! Celebrate this monumental milestone and the start of the TD Summer Reading Club by playing games and activities that highlight all the places that make Canada so great!
 
 

Weekly Programs and Epic Experiences

Weekly programs will run from Monday, July 3rd to Thursday, August 24th. All programs and Epic Experiences are drop in except Tuesdays on the Trail; TD Summer Reading Club membership required.

View the online program calendar, or download a printable booklet!

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Epic Experience:
Budding Artists (Courtice Branch, Thursday, July 6 , 10:00am, all ages)
See how you can create small painted artwork inspired by beautiful well-known Canadian paintings, and discover some famous Canadian artists.
 
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Epic Experience (REGISTRATION REQUIRED):
Tuesdays on the Trail (Enniskillen Conservation Area, Tuesday, July 11, 10:00am or 1:00pm, all ages)
Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday! Enjoy fun and games in the great outdoors with OPG’s Tuesdays on the Trail.
 
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Epic Experience:
Santa on Vacation (Bowmanville Branch, Wednesday, July 19 , 10:30am, all ages)
Have you ever wondered what Santa does during the summer? He’s come from his home in the Northern parts of Canada to tell us all about it!
 
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Epic Experience:
Cool Canadian Sports (Courtice Branch, Thursday, July 27 , 2:00pm, all ages)
Did you know that Lacrosse is Canada’s official sport? Discover famous Canadian sports and to try some of our silly versions of them!
 
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Epic Experience:
Harvest Time (Newcastle Branch, Tuesday, August 1, 2:00pm, all ages)
Canada has some of the best apples in all of the world! Check out the cool machines that turns those apples into delicious juice and cider!
 
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Epic Experience:
Heroes Among Us (Bowmanville Branch, Wednesday, August 9 , 1:30pm, all ages)
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been protecting us for 97 years. Meet a real Mountie and find out what it takes to be a Canadian hero.
 
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Epic Experience:
Poppin' the Hood (Newcastle Branch, Thursday, August 17, 10:30am, all ages)
Have you ever wondered what makes an old car a classic? Learn from the auto experts at the Canadian Automotive Museum!
 
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Epic Experience:
Métis Storytelling (Courtice Branch, Wednesday, August 23, 2:00pm, all ages)
Canada has a history of storytelling that spans much more than 150 years. Explore our history with the All Our Relations Métis Drumming Circle.
 

 

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. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group.

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