Why Run a TD Summer Reading Club
Reading over the summer months is crucial to a child’s life-long learning. The Summer Slide is a concerning phenomenon that occurs when children stop reading over the summer. Children lose vocabulary development, word count, and comprehension skills that are fundamental to their literacy successes. When they put books down all summer long, they will find themselves, statistically, six weeks behind their peers when they get back to school in the fall, and then they will spend the rest of the year trying to catch up.
How it Works
The TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s largest bilingual reading program, takes place at all NLPL public libraries across Newfoundland and Labrador each summer. The aim of the program is to encourage kids to read for pleasure over the course of the summer and keep their literacy skills fresh.
A child, no matter how old, can register online for the program at any point over the summer. It is easy, and most importantly, it is free!! Children will sign up, choose a reading goal (whether it is the number of books they would like to read, the number of books they would like to have read to them, or the number of chapters in a book they would like to read), receive a virtual reading log, and then read at their leisure! Learn more at the TD Summer Reading Club website.
To learn more about our summer programming, please visit https://guides.nlpl.ca/SummerReading.