Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - 35 Local children join award-winning illustrator Josée Bisaillon to kick off the 2015 TD Summer Reading Club

EDMONTON, June 5, 2015 /CNW/ - On June 9, 2015, TD Bank Group will kick off the 2015 TD Summer Reading Club in Edmonton with 35 elementary school students from McKernan Elementary School and children from Ronald McDonald House. Kids will be joined by award-winning Canadian illustrator Josée Bisaillon at the Edmonton Public Library to tap into their inner illustrator by creating a mural out of recycled paper. The TD Summer Reading Club's Top 20 Recommended Reads for Summer Play will also be unveiled at the event.

TD Summer Reading Club is a free and inclusive bilingual program that strives to engage children in the joy of reading during the summer months by connecting families with books, inspiring a sense of play through reading, building confidence and celebrating accomplishments.

Every year over 2,000 public libraries across Canada offer family-friendly programs to help 700,000 children continue to read throughout the summer. Last year, more than 1.2 million books were read through the program. In 2014, TD earmarked an additional $5 million to support the TD Summer Reading Program until 2017.

WHAT:                

TD Summer Reading Club Launch Event



WHO:                  

Lisa Colangelo, Vice-President, Edmonton District, TD Bank Group


Josée Bisaillon, award-winning illustrator, 2015 TD Summer Reading Club


Pilar Martinez, Deputy CEO, Edmonton Public Library


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


Lisa Heggum, Child & Youth Advocate, Toronto Public Library


35 local children from McKernan Elementary School and Ronald McDonald House



WHEN:                

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 



WHERE:              

Edmonton Public Library


Shelley Milner Children's Library at the Stanley A. Milner Library Branch


7 Winston Churchill Square


Edmonton, ON




*Parking is available below the library in the library's parking arcade

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

  • 35 local children engaging in TD Summer Reading Club activities with illustrator Josée Bisaillon
  • Representatives from TD Bank Group, Edmonton Public Library, Toronto Public Library, and Library and Archives Canada

SOURCE TD Bank Group

For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Jessica Squibb / Sheri Papps, Paradigm Public Relations, 416-413-5201 / 416-413-5207, jsquibb@paradigmpr.ca / spapps@paradigmpr.ca; Julie Gathercole, TD Bank Group, 403-294-3328, julie.gathercole@td.com

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