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TD Summer Reading Club 2020

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This summer, let's gather together to cheer each other on as we achieve our personal best. We can play on a team, knowing we're better together, or play on our own to see how far we can go. We'll learn about our world, ourselves and each other through play and if we stumble along the way, we'll get up laughing and keep on trying, because failing is sometimes part of the game.

Whether we're playing in the library, online, around a table or in a field, independently or on a team, we'll stretch our physical and mental limits and give it our best, for the love of the game. 

Update During COVID-19 Pandemic

This year, the GSPL's Summer Reading Club will be taking place entirely online to help support social distancing practices and help keep your loved ones safe. Our staff are working hard to provide fun and engaging programs for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home.  

How to Participate 


Registration for this year's Summer Reading Club can be completed online at starting Monday, June 15th.   

After Registration

Once registered online, you will be able to create digital notebooks to track your activities through the summer. You can track many activities including the books you read, games you play, and even recipes. These notebooks can be customized for you, and for every activity you log, you will earn a virtual badge. 

The TD Summer Reading Club website also offers many fun activities for you to complete over the summer including:
  • Access to eBooks for you to read online
  • Voting in the Battle of the Books Tournament
  • Participation in weekly trivia
  • Writing stories and reviews
  • and more...

What is the TD Summer Reading Club?

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This bilingual program is designed to keep kids reading over the summer by offering a fun club with games, prizes, activities and more reasons to read. Research proves that reading over the summer helps kids when they return to school and of course strong literacy skills help children throughout their lives. Besides, who wouldn't want to come and imagine, create, sing, dance, and just have fun?

When is it?

The GSPL will be running the Summer Reading Club from July 6th to August 21st

Who can join?

Children of all ages are invited to join in the fun this summer. Families can read together; siblings can read to each other; mom and dad can read to their babies; grandma and grandpa can read to the family. As long as your children are reading or being read to, they are in the club!

How much does it cost?

There is no cost to participate in the Summer Reading Club.

Grand Prizes

The end of Summer Grand Prize for the 2020 TD Summer Reading Club_Club de lecture d'été TD is a Nintendo Switch and Reading Prize pack!

How do you earn a ballot?

Every Friday starting July 10th we ask parents and their kids to tune in on our Kids Programs @ GSPLibrary group page on Facebook! All you need to do is Comment or Share on our Reading Challenge and Weekly Challenge posts to earn ballots.

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Weekly Activities

Along with the content from the TD Summer Reading Club website, the staff of the GSPL is offering fun weekly theme activities designed to support your reading and creativity over the program. 

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