TD Supported Initiatives
TD Summer Reading Club
This annual reading program inspires children nationwide to keep reading all summer long, through regular visits to their public libraries. It also operates in association with the CNIB, to allow children with vision loss to participate. With more than 2000 local public libraries participating in the program, almost 700,000 children participate in the TD Summer Reading Club, collectively reading over 1.2 million books each summer.
Visit TDSummerReadingClub.ca, where your child can create an online notebook, find great reads recommended by Canadian children’s librarians, read and tell jokes, and so much more! Be sure to also visit your local public library’s website for information about free TD Summer Reading Club programs and activities.
TD Summer Reading Tents
Held each summer in major cities and in 150 Indigenous communities across Canada both on and off reserve, TD Summer Reading Tents is a great way to get kids reading all summer long. These tents give kids and their caregivers an opportunity to sit back and read books in parks and at community events such as Toronto’s TD Salsa on St. Clair and a ceremonial pow-wow at the Marymound Family Day.
A program of Frontier College, reading tents help reduce summer reading loss by keeping kids active and engaged when they are off from school.
TD Grade One Book Giveaway
Organized in association with the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, the TD Grade One Book Giveaway is the largest free-book distribution program to school-aged children in Canada. All English and French Grade One students receive a free copy of a Canadian children’s book, compliments of TD, which they can keep to take home and read with their parents and caregivers.
Visit Canadian Children’s Book Centre to learn more about the program and previous giveaway books.
As a sponsor of First Book Canada, TD funds the First Book Canada Marketplace.
TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards celebrate excellence in children’s literature by rewarding the best literary work by Canadian authors for children aged one through 12.
This week-long event features 30 children’s authors, illustrators and storytellers touring Canada to engage in 400 reading activities with over 28,000 children and their families.