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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.

Read Across Canada - Book Reporting

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Join us on our journey across Canada! Every book read is a kilometre along the Trans Canada Highway! Large maps are on display in all branches so you can track our progress and learn interesting facts about our pitstops along the way!

Bonjour! At 2173 books read/kilometres travelled, right now we're in Québec City, QC! Canada’s first bilingual newspaper was based out of Québec City and established in 1764, also making it North America's oldest newspaper! Because Québec City is home to both English and French speakers, The Quebec Gazette ​(now the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph) published articles in both languages so that more people would be able to read their newspapers! 

Fill it out our online book reporting tool each week to let us know how many books your child has read, and to help us on our journey as we Read Across Canada!

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!

Summer Reading Club number, week 5.
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!
Summer Reading Club number, week 6.
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.
Summer Reading Club number, week 7.
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!
Summer Reading Club number, week 8.
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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