The TD Summer Reading Club offers a variety of free activities to promote reading to children. They’re available both online and at local libraries throughout the summer season.
The Club’s concept is simple: the more kids read, the more chances they have to win prizes. Participants can read the books of their choice, when and where they want.
Starting June 15, children aged 3 to 13 are invited to register, either online or at their local library. A kit with a notebook to record readings, suggestions for books and activities, stickers and a secret code to access special content is provided at registration. Fun activities are also offered throughout the summer to develop young participants’ reading skills.
Let’s play! activities
This year, the club is all about fun reading games! Whether at the library, online or outside, young people will have an opportunity to come together to play, encourage each other and do their best. Through play activities, they will discover the world around them and learn about themselves and others. They’re encouraged to push their physical and mental limits, give it their best, and most of all, have fun!
Here are some of the activities offered:
The Investigation Game
From June 12 to August 31
Kids are invited to solve riddles, unscramble codes and conduct an investigation like real detectives. It’s a fun challenge for families or a group of friends. The game lasts about 30 minutes and is available online.
The game of games: choose the endings!
From June 12 to August 21
Author Annie Bacon will write an adventure over the summer with the help of children 8 to 10 years old. Each week, the children will read an episode and vote for what happens next. Whether or not they’re Reading Club members, they can vote by filling out an online form.
The storytime trail
Join us on the storytime trail and read a story outdoors while walking through the pages. Large posters that represent pages of the book will be installed outside a library or in a park, forming a trail. Children and their families can stroll safely outdoors while reading the book.
Libraries in 17 Montréal boroughs are offering this activity in French, in English and bilingually.
To find out more about the TD Summer Reading Club, contact your local library. To obtain your kit and take part in the activities: