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June 05, 2015 16:06 ET

Library and Archives Canada and the TD Summer Reading Club Announce 2014 Library Award Winners

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Library and Archives Canada (LAC) along with the Toronto Public Library and TD Bank Group are pleased to announce the winners of the TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards for 2014. Since 2007, the Awards have recognized and rewarded the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in local public libraries across Canada.

The first prize winners for their 2014 programs are:

  • Musquodoboit Valley Library Services (Musquodoboit Valley, Nova Scotia) in the English category.
  • Médiathèque maskoutaine (Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec) in the French category.

The second and third prizes for the English category go to Richmond Green Public Library (Richmond Hill, Ontario) and Red Deer Public Library (Red Deer, Alberta). For the French category, the second and third prizes are awarded to Bibliothèque de Beaconsfield (Beaconsfield, Quebec) and to Bibliothèque municipale de Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette (Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette, Quebec).

For more information on the winners of the awards, visit the TD Summer Reading Club website.

Quick facts

  • The TD Summer Reading Club is an inclusive program that strives to engage all children in the joy of reading during the summer months while championing Canadian writers and illustrators. The program helps connect families with books and build confidence in reading through the delivery of free incentives and fun, accessible library activities. All summer long across Canada, libraries aim to inspire a sense of adventure and wonder, nurture children's imaginations and celebrate their accomplishments.
  • The TD Summer Reading Club is a joint initiative between the TD Bank Group, Library and Archives Canada and the Toronto Public Library. It is an award-winning program that offers children and their families a fun way to enjoy reading during the summer.

Quotes

"Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards. The exceptional work of all libraries involved is what makes the TD Summer Reading Club such a success. You are the ones engaging hundreds of thousands of young readers every summer in this great initiative!"

―Dr. Guy Berthiaume,
Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Library and Archives Canada

"Public libraries are vital to our communities and we are proud to present the TD Summer Reading Club for the 18th year. Congratulations to all of the 2014 award winners and thank you for your dedication in fostering a lifelong joy of reading."

Alan Convery,
Director, Community Relations, TD Bank Group

"All kids, whether they are emerging or passionate readers, benefit from the help of their public library to connect them with great reads. The TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards recognize the dedicated libraries that use the Club as a way to help kids get excited about reading. Congratulations to the 2014 recipients for your efforts in helping us build a nation of readers!"

―Lisa Heggum,
Children and Youth Advocate, Toronto Public Library

Associated links

TD Summer Reading Club

TD Reads

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