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May 26, 2016 18:00 ET

Library and Archives Canada and the TD Summer Reading Club Announce the 2015 Library Award Winners (French category)

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Library and Archives Canada (LAC), along with the Toronto Public Library and TD Bank Group, is pleased to announce the winners of the TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards for 2015 in the French category. Since 2007, these awards have recognized and rewarded the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in local public libraries across Canada.

For programs offered in 2015, the winner of the first prize of $10,000 in the French category is:

Bibliothèque Rosemont (Montréal, QC)

The second and third prizes in the French category go to bibliothèque Robert-Bourassa (Montréal, QC) and to bibliothèque publique de Mattice-Val-Côté (Mattice, ON) winning $2,500 and $1,000 respectively to put towards their library programs.

Honourable mentions go to bibliothèque publique Emile-Nelligan (Laval, QC), bibliothèque publique de Chelsea (Chelsea, QC), bibliothèque Henri-Bourassa (Montréal, QC) and bibliothèque publique de St-Jean-sur-Richelieu (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC).

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 builds 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.
  • Co-created and delivered by 2,000 public libraries across Canada, this national bilingual program is developed by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Sponsorship is generously provided by TD Bank Group. It is an award-winning program that offers children and their families a fun way to enjoy reading during the summer.


"I am extremely proud to congratulate the 2015 winners of the TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards. I think we can agree that everyone wins as a result of this exceptional program, especially the children who have been given a lifelong gift as a result-the joy of reading. Thanks to all the libraries and librarians who participated, and thanks to the TD group for their continued support of literacy in Canada."

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

"Hundreds of public libraries have been taking part in the TD Summer Reading Club since its inception nineteen years ago. Our priority is to show them how grateful we are, given that their steadfast involvement is the lifeblood of the program and promotes children's literature in the community. Thanks to the dedication of our libraries, reading has become a true passion for thousands of young readers."

- Amélie Picher, Director, Community Banking, Quebec Region, TD Bank Group

"On behalf of Toronto Public Library and all of the libraries participating in the development and delivery of the TD Summer Reading Club, I offer heartfelt congratulations to the 2015 award winners on their exceptional work and look forward to the exciting summer ahead when public libraries will encourage kids across the country to escape the everyday, step outside their ordinary lives and seek the unknown and untamed through reading."

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

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About Library and Archives Canada

The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations, and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, thereby contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. Library and Archives Canada also facilitates co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions. Stay connected with Library and Archives Canada on Twitter (@LibraryArchives), Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.

About Toronto Public Library

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About TD's Commitment to Children's Literacy

The ability to read is often taken for granted. This skill is paramount to success during school years and beyond, which is why TD believes it's important to get children reading and to foster a lifelong joy of reading. Since 2000, TD has invested more than $35 million to support children's literacy and reading programs at local schools and public libraries across Canada.

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