Funds for Public Libraries: Library and Archives Canada congratulates the winners of the 2020 TD Summer Reading Club Awards

News release

July 8, 2021 — Gatineau, Quebec — Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada, along with Toronto Public Library and TD Bank Group, is excited to announce the 2020 TD Summer Reading Club Library Award winners.

Since 2007, the Library Awards have recognized and rewarded the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in local libraries across Canada. The grants awarded are supported by the TD Ready Commitment, the Bank's global corporate citizenship platform, and are to be invested in the children’s section of each winning library. Prizes are awarded in two streams, one for English programs and another for French programs.

English programs

First prize ($8,000):

·        Westmount Public Library (Quebec)

Second prize ($4,000):

·        Orillia Public Library (Ontario)

Third prize ($2,000):

·        Pickering Public Library (Ontario)

French programs

First prize ($8,000):

·        Bibliothèque L’Octogone, LaSalle (Quebec)

Second prize ($4,000):

·        Bibliothèques de Lachine (Quebec)

Third prize ($2,000):

·        Bibliothèque de Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie (Quebec) 

To find out more about the winning libraries and the Library Awards, visit the TD Summer Reading Club’s Staff Site. For more information about 2021 summer programming, visit the Club's website

About Library and Archives Canada

The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations, and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, thereby contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. Library and Archives Canada also facilitates co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.

Library and Archives Canada is online at www.bac-lac.gc.ca.

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Quick facts

  • Offered by more than 2,200 public libraries across Canada, the TD Summer Reading Club is a national bilingual program developed by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is provided by TD Bank Group through the TD Ready Commitment.

  • In addition to building kids’ confidence in reading through the delivery of free material and fun activities, the Club is designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way. This is key to building a lifelong love of reading.

  • The Club celebrates Canadian children’s authors, illustrators and stories.

  • In 2021, the TD Summer Reading Club is offering a hybrid program: Since June 15, kids can register in person at a library, depending on the public health measures in place, or on the Club website. 

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Contacts

Media Relations
Library and Archives Canada
819-994-4589
bac.media.lac@canada.ca

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