Children's Summer Reading Program

Whether it’s outdoors, outrageous, or out of bounds, the unexplored is calling, and with the TD Summer Reading Club books, activities and an unleashed imagination, you can let go and find your wild this summer!

For years, studies have shown that school-age children lose many of their reading skills over the summer months if they do not continue to read while they are out of school. Summer reading clubs first started when library staff realized that they could make a difference. When further studies demonstrated that children who do not learn to read fluently by fourth grade will likely never feel totally comfortable with the printed word, our job was clear. Keep those children reading and make sure they have fun doing so! When library staff shows enthusiasm for the program, it is infectious and the kids will have a great time.  -- TD Summer Reading Club

Artist for 2016 Program

Virginie Egger is an illustrator fascinated by the human diversity. She has developed a singular technique, which merges collage, painting and ink to express the multiplicity of the cultures, forms and colors. Her original ideas and strong compositions translate with humor a great variety of subjects. Her unique illustrations are published in numerous magazines in Canada, in the United States and Europe. She is also the author and illustrator of several children’s books. Her work received numerous distinctions including the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Award.

BACKGROUND:  Each year Marigold participates in the TD Summer Reading Club   A selection of core materials are provided free to member libraries, with an option of purchasing more items. Visit the TD Summer Reading Club Staff Site for more information, resources, and graphics.