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2016 TD Summer Reading Club Library Award Winners

May 26, 2017

Library and Archives Canada, along with the Toronto Public Library and TD Bank Group, today announced the winners of the 2016 TD Summer Reading Club Library Award.

Children’s reading club rewards public libraries

May 26, 2017—Gatineau, Quebec—Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada, along with the Toronto Public Library and TD Bank Group, is excited to announce the 2016 TD Summer Reading Club Library Award winners. The TD Summer Reading Club enables libraries across Canada to inspire a sense of adventure and wonder, to nurture children’s imaginations, and to celebrate their accomplishments during the summer months.

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!

For the 2016 summer program, the first prize winners of $10,000 are:

  • Bibliothèque Paul-Aimé-Paiement (Québec, QC)
  • Shelburne Public Library (Shelburne, ON)

The second place winners of $2,500 are:

  • Bibliothèque de Candiac (Candiac, QC)
  • Idea Exchange—Hespeler (Cambridge, ON)

The third place winners of $1,000 are:

  • Bibliothèque publique de Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC)
  • Westmount Public Library-Bibliothèque publique de Westmount (Westmount, QC)

For more information on the winners and the awards, and to learn more about the 2017 summer program, visit TD Summer Reading Club.

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Kudos to the recipients of the 2016 TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards and a special thanks to all the libraries and librarians who participated. For ten years, the Reading Club has sparked the imagination, magic and wonder of literacy in youth, providing them with a passion for life-long reading. At Library and Archives Canada, we are delighted to be a part of this exciting adventure and would like to extend our thanks to the TD Bank Group for their continued support of literacy in Canada.

Dr. Guy Berthiaume
Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Library and Archives Canada

Canada’s public libraries play a crucial role in helping youth develop a love of reading and a desire to learn about the world around us. We are honored to play a supporting role through the TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards. We congratulate the 2016 recipients for enriching the lives of so many young Canadians.

Frank McKenna
Deputy Chair, TD Bank Group

The success of the TD Summer Reading Club would not be possible without the commitment of public library staff across the country. The Toronto Public Library wishes to extend our congratulations to the award winners for bringing the Club to life with their dedication, enthusiasm and creativity, while inspiring a new generation of readers along the way.

Toronto Public Library

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