Media Advisory: Frank McKenna to kick-off the 14th annual TD Summer Reading Club in Hamilton on June 9th

    Free reading club will inspire kids "to crack the case on literacy" like
    their favourite spy

    TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:  Beginning June 9, the 2009 TD Summer Reading Club will encourage
           more than 250,000 children to unlock the secrets of reading at
           their local libraries this summer. A tradition for more than a
           decade, this joint initiative between Library and Archives Canada,
           the Toronto Public Library and TD Bank Financial Group will help
           more than 2,000 libraries across Canada welcome children under age
           12 as they enjoy an 'Agent 009' themed summer reading club.

           The TD Summer Reading Club is a great way for kids to improve
           their reading skills in an environment that's both educational and
           fun. Studies also show that kids who continue reading throughout
           the summer will maintain or improve their reading and
           comprehension skills so they'll be in great shape when school
           kicks off again in the fall.

           The program will also feature the announcement of a new
           partnership with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind
           (CNIB) as children with vision loss will join in the TD Summer
           Reading Club.

           The official launch of the 2009 TD Summer Reading Club will take
           place at the Hamilton Public Library in Hamilton, Ontario with
           students from Ray Lewis Public School and this year's TD Summer
           Reading Club illustrator.

    WHO:   Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Financial Group and TD
           Literacy Champion
           Donna Sianchuk, Director General, Programs Branch, Library and
           Archives Canada
           Ken Setterington, Child & Youth Advocate, Toronto Public Library
           Ken Roberts, Chief Librarian, Hamilton Public Library
           Werner Zimmerman, Illustrator
           Speaker, CNIB

    WHEN:  June 9, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.

    WHERE: Hamilton Public Library - Turner Park Branch
           352 Rymal Road East (just east of Upper Wellington Street)
           Hamilton, Ontario

    For more information about the TD Summer Reading Club, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Ashley Curran, GCI Group on behalf of TD, Tel:
(416) 486-5923,; Gregory Harrison, TD Bank
Financial Group, Tel: (416) 308-8597,

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