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TD Summer Reading Club 2020

TD Summer Reading Club 2020 web banner. Reading fun for kids, from Canada's public libraries. www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca

 

Why Run a TD Summer Reading Club

Reading over the summer months is crucial to a child’s life-long learning. The Summer Slide is a concerning phenomenon that occurs when children stop reading over the summer. Children lose vocabulary development, word count, and comprehension skills that are fundamental to their literacy successes. When they put the books down all summer long, they will find themselves, statistically, six weeks behind their peers when they get back to school in the fall, and then they will spend the rest of the year trying to catch up.

How it Works

The TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s largest bilingual reading program, will be taking place at all 94 public libraries across Newfoundland and Labrador this summer from June 15th – August 23rd. The aim of the program is to encourage kids to read for pleasure over the course of the summer and keep their literacy skills fresh.

A child, no matter how old, can register online for the program at any point over the summer. It is easy, and most importantly, it is free!! Children will sign up, choose a reading goal (whether it is the number of books they would like to read, the number of books they would like to have read to them, or the number of chapters in a book they would like to read), receive a virtual reading log, and then read at their leisure! Learn more at the TD Summer Reading Club website.​

NLPL is committed to providing online programming to all of our readers this year through our YouTube platform and social media. We hope participants will join us by sharing their reading journeys using the hashtags #nlpltdsrc2020 and #readtogethernl.

For a full list of our summer programming, please visit https://guides.nlpl.ca/summer_reading/home.

Schedule (June 15th – August 23rd)

Mondays - Ready, Set, Move Storytime

Start off your week with one of our favourite eBook recommendations about moving our bodies! Let the story inspire you to move together as a family! Tune in every Monday for a story and some fun!

This will be offered on the NLPL YouTube channel.

Tuesdays - Call for Teen Quaranzine

Calling all creative teens! What has quarantine been like for you? Send us an image, poem, or piece of art that captures your experience and we will collect them into our own NLPL Teen Quaranzine and share them online! Either tag us at #nlplquaranzine or email llocke@nlpl.ca with your submissions! We can’t wait to see what you create! (Ages 12-18)

This will be offered on the NLPL Facebook Page and the NLPL Twitter.

Wednesdays - Wellness for Everyone Series

Join us every Wednesday on our YouTube channel for a different wellness tip or experience! All ages welcome, but best suited for adults.

This will be offered on the NLPL YouTube channel.

Thursdays - Children's Summer Stories Series Author Readings

Join us weekly on Thursdays this summer as we invite a local author to read a story for us online! Copies of the author’s books will also be made available in our eLibrary. This is a great way to read together this summer and to also read local!

This will be offered on the NLPL YouTube channel.

Fridays - Scratch Club

Are you interested in learning more about coding and the Scratch program? Join Mark every Friday for a mini-lesson and fun coding challenge. All ages welcome.

This will be offered on the NLPL Facebook Page.

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