Summer is almost here, school is almost out, and the free, summer reading fun is about to begin. The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) invites all kids 12 years old and under to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club (TDSRC). This summer with the TDSRC, children will explore and celebrate Canada through the magic of reading.
Tomorrow, June 17, is Get Your Summer Read On Day, the official kickoff of the TDSRC. That means kids are invited to register for the TD Summer Reading Club at their local branch and the first kids to register will get two (2) free tickets to the Ottawa Fury FC. The tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
If your family cannot make it to Get Your Summer Read On Day Saturday, June 17, registration to the TDSRC is available in person at any OPL branch until Sunday, September 3.
All kids participating in the club will receive a special notebook to track their progress, a web access code for the virtual club on the TDSRC website, stickers, and the chance to win prizes. Kids can participate in the TDSRC anytime, anywhere ̶ at the OPL, at home, online, on the road wherever their summer takes them, or at any of the 2,000 participating public libraries in Canada.
OPL also provides materials in alternative formats, such as audio or Braille.
During the summer, OPL branches across the city will offer Canada-themed programming featuring arts and crafts, dance, games, illusions, performing, science, sports, stories, technology, and much more!
Last year, more than 22,027 children registered for the TD Summer Reading Club at the OPL and read more than 262,585 books.
Why join the TD Summer Reading Club? For school-aged children, summer can mean regression in their reading skills. Active participation in the TDSRC helps reduce this “summer slide” by providing access to books and literacy-based programming while making reading fun!
Registration for the TDSRC, and all other children’s summer programs, is now underway. Participants must register in person at an OPL branch. For more details, see BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.
The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America, with 34 branches, physical and virtual at BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca, mobile libraries, and a vending machine library service. OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow it on TwitterTwitter.com/OPL_BPO and like it on Facebook Facebook.com/BiblioOttawaLibrary. Contact the OPL at 613-580-2940 or InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.