TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities.

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.

Participants explore recommended reads; track their own reading; connect and share with others across the country; read books online; join in activities; collect reading incentives; write jokes, stories and book reviews, and more. There are great resources for kids with print disabilities as well as for pre-readers and their families.

So much information and suggestions can be found on the TD SRC website


2018 Theme

TD Summer Reading Club 2018: Feed your passions.
This year’s theme is all about helping kids find and explore their passions.


Creative Brief

What fires your spirit, excites your mind and influences your choices? This summer, TD Summer Reading Club helps kids find and explore their passions, and encourages them to share their delight with others along the way.

Through books, programs, and conversations, TD Summer Reading Club kids can dive into areas that already fascinate them, dabble in others for new inspiration and discover that their passions have the potential to transform them, their friends and their world.



The 2018 TD Summer Reading Club illustrator is Anne Villeneuve. Anne Villeneuve was born in Montreal. As far as she can recall, she's always held a crayon or a brush in her hands. She tries to draw every day, even on vacation.  Anne has written and illustrated close to 40 books, created games for magazines, illustrated for newspapers and designed cake boxes for a bakery. She's also worked on “scenography” for Cirque du Soleil shows, murals for soft drinks and posters for the Dairy Farmers of Canada. Over the years, her work has earned her many distinguished recognitions. She's met with hundreds of kids across Canada, with whom she's shared her passion for literature and art. She now teaches watercolor and drawing at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.



Kevin Sylvester has been hired to write the English feature story. The author of the French feature story will be announced in early January.


Launch Date

Save the date! As in past years, TDSRC is asking all libraries to join in promoting the TD Summer Reading Club with fun activities as part of the third annual Get Your Summer Read On Day. To make it easier for more libraries to participate in this nationwide registration drive, this year libraries are encouraged to host their events and activities on a day of their choice during the week of June 16-23. More information will be provided soon, but in the meantime, please choose your day and mark your calendars!



The TD Summer Reading Club is a fully accessible program. All participating libraries will receive accessible versions of the materials to distribute to participants with print disabilities from the Centre for Equitable Library Access.


Free promotional material

The deadline for ordering the free promotional material is January 22, 2018.

All Northern Ontario public libraries should be using our online order form

The form details all the items offered and has ordering tips for each.


TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards

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



Winner of a first prize of $10 000

Callander Public Library’s worked with a record number of partners. One such partner, FIRST 1305 Robotics Team, Ice Cubed delivered two one-week Lego/Robotics camps. The library offered TDSRC activities in the morning and in the afternoon the children learned to develop engineering skills by participating in the Lego/Robotics camp.



Honourable Mention

Bkejwanong First Nation Public Library. This very small library used the materials provided to offer a strong summer program for children in the area. They held a Library Literacy Event featuring a travelling zoo, storytelling, book displays and various other library resources. The only staff member posted flyers throughout the community to promote the program and organized a grade one field trip from the local elementary school in June to introduce the children to the facility itself.



Third prize of $1,000 was awarded to Mattice-Val Côté Public Library, where volunteers offered an ambitious program despite the lack of budget money.

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