Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Halifax Public Library Kicks Off TD Summer Reading Club on June 25 with a Live reading by Canadian Author Jess Keating

- Thousands of events taking place at libraries across Canada as part of the TD Summer Reading Club -

HALIFAX, June 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The TD Summer Reading Club, Canada's largest bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities, kicks off Saturday, June 25, with a celebration event at Halifax Central Library. Kids and their families are invited to be the first in Canada to enjoy TD Summer Reading Club's exclusive online story, The Bear King's Curse, with a live reading from author Jess Keating. The event is one of thousands happening across Canada to encourage kids to register for the TD Summer Reading Club to get access to free reading resources and activities all summer long.

Designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way, TD Summer Reading Club is an annual program sponsored by TD Bank Group and led by the Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Delivered through libraries across Canada, each year more than 1.2 million books are read by hundreds of thousands of kids as part of the TD Summer Reading Club.


TD Summer Reading Club National Registration Day Kick Off Event  


Halifax Mayor Mike Savage

Jess Keating, feature author, 2016 TD Summer Reading Club

Åsa Kachan, Chief Librarian and CEO, Halifax Public Libraries

Alan Convery, Director, Community Relations, TD Bank Group

Lisa Heggum, Child & Youth Advocate, Toronto Public Library


Saturday, June 25, 2016

9:30 – 10 a.m.                   

Speeches and live reading by Jess Keating

10 – 11 a.m.                       

Musical performance by Jamie Junger

11 a.m. – 12 p.m                

TD Summer Reading Club celebration


Paul O'Regan Hall

Halifax Central Library

5440 Spring Garden Road

Halifax, NS


  • Kids and families being the first to enjoy author Jess Keating's exclusive TD Summer Reading Club feature story with a live reading
  • Kids, families, Mayor Mike Savage and TD Summer Reading Club representatives taking part in the celebration activities


SOURCE TD Bank Group

For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Sheri Papps / Nicole McRonney-Apaw, Paradigm Public Relations, 416-413-5207 / 416-413-5114, /; Natasha Ferrari, TD Bank Group, 416-983-7180,


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