TD Summer Reading Club 2023

The theme for TD Summer Reading Club 2023 is Check This Out.

TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free program is co-created and delivered by more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada.  It celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories. It’s designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way – the key to building a lifelong love of reading.

Why it’s special:

Kids (and their caregivers) can participate anytime, anywhere – at local public libraries across Canada as well as at home, online, on the road or wherever their summer takes them.

Participants explore recommended reads; track their own reading; connect and share with others across the country; read books online; join in activities; collect reading incentives; write jokes, stories and book reviews, and more. There are great resources for kids with print disabilities as well as for pre-readers and their families. 

For more information about the value of summer reading, read Library and Archives Canada's Literature Review on the Impact of Summer Reading Clubs


The TD Summer Reading Club is a fully accessible program. All participating libraries will receive accessible versions of the materials to distribute to participants with print disabilities from the Centre for Equitable Library Access.

For Library Staff

Marigold provides promotional support and orders prizes on behalf of member libraries participating in the TD Summer Reading Club.

The TD Summer Reading Club staff website provides all the necessary information for library staff to deliver the program: the complete recommended reads list, activity ideas, promotional tips and tools, brand components and guidelines, and much more.

StoryWalk® is Back for Summer 2023

The TD Summer Reading Club is pleased to announce another free StoryWalk® for summer 2023, following a successful another project last summer. A StoryWalk® is a fun, socially distanced activity that places a children’s book, page by page, on laminated poster boards along a path or in a park. Kids and their families have the opportunity to enjoy reading a book while strolling through their community.

They are free and available to libraries across Canada that submitted their statistics and evaluation for the 2022 program and that have registered for the 2023 TD Summer Reading Club. The book that has been selected is Treasure, by Mireille Messier.

Questions? Contact your Library Services Consultant.