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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2019 TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards!

May 19, 2020

In early May, the winners of the 2019 TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards were announced, recognizing the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in each official language in public libraries across Canada. The awards recognize and reward the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in each official language in public libraries across Canada!

First prize ($8,000) winners:

  • Shelburne Public Library, Ontario
  • Bibliothèque publique de Pointe-Claire, Quebec

Second prize ($4,000) winners:

  • Timmins Public Library, Ontario
  • Bibliothèque municipale de Sainte-Catherine, Quebec

Third prize ($2,000) winners:

  • Scugog Memorial Public Library, Ontario
  • Bibliothèques de Trois-Rivières, Quebec

Honourable mentions:

  • Melville Public Library, Saskatchewan
  • Penhold & District Library, Alberta
  • Wawa Public Library, Ontario
  • Bibliothèque de Mercier, Quebec
  • Bibliothèque municipale de Gatineau, Quebec
  • Township of Alfred Plantagenet Public Library, Ontario

The winner of the Accessibility Award offered by the Centre for Equitable Library Access is:

  • Moose Jaw Public Library, Saskatchewan

About the TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards

Since 2007, the TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards have recognized and rewarded the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in local public libraries across Canada. Separate awards are presented for the English and French summer reading programs.

The TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards are sponsored by TD Bank Group, which is a committed and generous supporter of children’s literacy across Canada.

The Awards were established to promote excellence in summer reading programs by:

  • celebrating creative library staff who engage children in the joy of reading through their TD Summer Reading Club program
  • promoting community partnerships that strengthen children’s reading skills
  • facilitating the sharing of information among public libraries across Canada so that they can further develop exemplary summer reading programs

Libraries offering the program for at least six weeks during the summer months are eligible to apply for the TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards.

Prizes and honours

TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards

First-prize winners in each language will receive:

  • $8,000 to be invested in their public library branch
  • an honorary plaque
  • national recognition through a press release
  • the opportunity to attend the awards ceremony

Second-prize winners in each language will receive:

  • $4,000 to be invested in their public library branch
  • an honorary plaque
  • national recognition through a press release
  • the opportunity to attend the Awards ceremony

Third-prize winners in each language will receive:

  • $2,000 to be invested in their public library branch
  • an honorary plaque
  • national recognition through a press release

Winners will be announced at public library related conferences.

CELA Accessibility Award

Each year CELA works with the TD Summer Reading Club program to develop the accessible elements of the program. These materials are distributed to libraries to assist them in developing inclusive programming for kids of all abilities.

CELA and its partners have initiated an annual award to recognize libraries who implement innovative and creative accessible programming within their TD Summer Reading Club. Individual awards are available for English and French programming.

(Via TD Summer Reading Club)

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