If you're already scrambling to plan summer activities for the kids, you might want to give this a try. The TD Summer Reading Club is back for 2019 – and in my opinion, it's better than ever.
The Summer Reading Club is a program that helps get kids excited about reading by introducing them to Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, all while fostering their own creativity and ideas. In a nutshell, the program introduces you to TONS of new books that you may have never seen before – and your kids can earn incentives for reading them. Plus, you get access to other game and activities, too.
I read whenever I get a chance (which, let's face it, isn't as often as I'd like), and that's probably because I was obsessed with programs like this when I was younger. I always tried to read more books over the summer than anyone else at my public library, and I was probably there picking up books at least every couple days.
Program prizes and book selection varies at each library, but you can always access all kinds of goodies online, including trivia questions to test your kiddo's general knowledge, story starters for any aspiring writers who just need a prompt and an entire collection of eBooks that you can read online.
To find a participating the library near you, head to their Locations page and search the database by your city, province or postal code. More than 2,000 libraries across Canada take part, so chances are there's somewhere you can join in-person near you. And even if there isn't, you can always find activities online.