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KIDS! Get Your Summer Read On with the TD Summer Reading Club

Jun 12 2018


Ottawa – It’s that time of the year again! Summer is almost here, school is almost out, and the summer reading fun is about to begin!  The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) calls 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 the magic of reading!

Check to find when your local branch will jumpstart TDSRC with a special day to “Get Your Summer Read On!” If your family cannot make it to a “Get Your Summer Read On Day,” registration to the TDSRC is available in person at any OPL branch starting Wednesday, June 13 until Sunday, September 2.


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 for free 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 across Canada.

OPL also provides materials in alternative formats, such as audio or Braille.

During the summer, OPL branches across the city will offer programming featuring arts and crafts, dance, games, illusions, performing, science, music, stories, technology, and much more! 

Last year, more than 23,129 children registered for the TD Summer Reading Club at the OPL and read more than 280,975 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! Last year, 97% of parents with children who participated in the TDSRC said the program helped their children maintain their reading skills over the summer, and noticed a positive difference when their kids returned to school in the autumn!

Registration for the TDSRC, and all other children’s summer programs, starts tomorrow: Wednesday, June 13. Participants must register in person at an OPL branch. For more details, visit our website


The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America, with 34 branches, physical and virtual at, mobile libraries, and a vending machine library service. OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow us on and like us on Facebook Contact us at 613-580-2940 or If it’s out there, it’s in here!