Kudos to innovative TD Summer Reading Club programs for kids

News release

TD Summer Reading Club

May 31, 2018—Gatineau, Quebec—Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada, along with the Toronto Public Library and TD Bank Group, is proud to announce the 2017 TD Summer Reading Club Library Award winners.

Since 2007, these awards have recognized and rewarded the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in each official language in public libraries across Canada!

Here are the winners for the 2017 summer program.

First-prize winners of $10,000:

  • Callander Public Library
  • Bibliothèque publique bilingue Métis-sur-Mer

Second-prize winners of $2,500:

  • Clarington Public Library
  • Bibliothèque municipale de Châteauguay

Third-prize winners of $1,000:

  • Spruce Grove Public Library
  • Bibliothèque publique de Saint-Michel


Congratulations to the winners and to all the libraries across Canada that participated in the TD Summer Reading Club. Library and Archives Canada fully supports the Club’s efforts to engage children in the joy of reading. For young people, reading is the key to learning and a spark to imagination.

Dr. Guy Berthiaume

Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Library and Archives Canada

As part of The Ready Commitment, we are proud to sponsor TD Summer Reading Club again this year, investing in early learning that will help young people to gain the foundations for future success. Through this partnership, we are opening doors to a more inclusive tomorrow by increasing young learners' confidence in the future through the power of reading. Congratulations to this year's award recipients and thank you to the 2,061 library branches across the country that delivered more than 38,000 programs to 718,399 participants.

Andrea Barrack

Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship, TD Bank Group

The Toronto Public Library would like to congratulate the award winners for their outstanding creativity and commitment. We would also like to thank public library staff across the country for inspiring Canadian families each summer with their infectious enthusiasm for books and reading.

Jessica Roy

Manager, TD Summer Reading Club, Toronto Public Library

Quick facts

  • Co-created and delivered by over 2,000 public libraries across Canada, this national bilingual program is developed by the Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada, and generously sponsored by TD Bank Group.

  • Studies show that kids who keep reading throughout the summer do better when they return to school in the fall. The Club is designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way—the key to building a lifelong love of reading. 

  • Between Saturday June 16 and Saturday June 23, 2018, kids across the country are encouraged to visit their participating local library to register for the TD Summer Reading Club. 

  • Libraries can join in promoting the TDSRC with fun activities and launch their own summer program during Get Your Summer Read On Day

  • For more information about the 2018 summer program, visit TD Summer Reading Club

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