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Library and Archives Canada

June 03, 2013 10:00 ET

TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards 2012 Winners

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 3, 2013) - Library and Archives Canada and the TD Summer Reading Club are pleased to announce the winners of the TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards for 2012. Since 2007, the TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards have recognized and rewarded the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in local public libraries across Canada.

Separate awards are presented for the English and French summer reading programs. The first prize winners are the Queen's Square Branch, Cambridge Public Library (Cambridge, Ontario) for the English category, and Bibliothèque L'Octogone (LaSalle, Quebec) for the French category. Second prize winners are the Carleton Place Public Library (Carleton Place, Ontario) for the English category, and the Bibliothèque de Chelsea (Chelsea, Quebec) for the French category. The awards were officially presented on June 1 at the closing ceremonies of the annual conference of the Canadian Library Association in Winnipeg, Manitoba. First prize winners each receive $5,000 to be invested in their libraries and second prize winners receive $2,500 for the same purpose.

Congratulations as well to those libraries who received Honourable Mention for their programs: Airdrie Public Library (Airdrie, Alberta); Bibliothèque de Saint-Lambert (Saint-Lambert, Quebec); Bibliothèque de Sainte-Julie (Sainte-Julie, Quebec); Pickering Public Library (Pickering, Ontario); Wainfleet Public Library (Wainfleet, Ontario); and Westmount Public Library (Westmount, Quebec).

A joint initiative between the TD Bank Group, Library and Archives Canada and the Toronto Public Library, the TD Summer Reading Club is an award-winning program that offers children and their families a fun way to enjoy reading during the summer months. Through the participation of libraries across the country, the program offers an innovative approach towards helping to raise literacy levels in Canada.

For more information on the TD Summer Reading Club, please consult the TD Summer Reading Club website.

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    Library and Archives Canada
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