Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Canadian storyteller Marty Chan kicks off TD Summer Reading Club at A.C. Hunter Children's Library on June 17

- Events taking place at libraries across Canada to encourage kids to "Get Your Summer Read On" -

ST. JOHN'S, June 15, 2017 /CNW/ - TD Summer Reading Club – Canada's biggest bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities – is back starting Saturday, June 17. To celebrate, kids and their families are invited to A.C. Hunter Children's Library to be among the first in Canada to enjoy TD Summer Reading Club's exclusive online story, The Lost Dragon, with a live reading from award-winning author Marty Chan. The event is one of many happening across Canada on June 17 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 sponsored by TD Bank Group and developed by the Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada. In 2016, more than 700,000 participated in the TD Summer Reading Club.

Learn more about TD Summer Reading Club at tdsummerreadingclub.ca and tdreads.com.

WHAT:

TD Summer Reading Club "Get Your Summer Read On" Day Celebration Event



WHO:

Nick Whalen, Member of Parliament, St. John's East


Ron Ellsworth, Deputy Mayor, City of St. John's


Marty Chan, feature author, 2017 TD Summer Reading Club


Helen DeRoia, Manager, Exhibitions, Loans and TD Summer Reading Club, Library and Archives Canada


Emily Blackmore, Lending Services Librarian, St. John's Public Library


Hamida Sachedina, Community Relations Manager, TD Bank Group


Lisa Heggum, Manager, Youth Services & Special Projects, Toronto Public Library



WHEN: 

Saturday, June 17, 2017


10:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony


10:15 a.m.

Author Marty Chan hosts Storytelling Corner


11:45 a.m.

Cake cutting and Closing Concert



WHERE:

A.C. Hunter Children's Library


125 Allandale Road


St. John's, NL


A1B 3A3

 

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Kids and families enjoying a live reading and magic demonstration from award-winning author Marty Chan
  • Kids, families and TD Summer Reading Club representatives taking part in the celebration activities, including crafts, prize draws, curling and more

SOURCE TD Community, Environment and Music

For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Nicole McRonney-Apaw, Paradigm Public Relations, 416-413-5114, nmcronney-apaw@paradigmpr.ca; Lisa Heggum, Toronto Public Library, 416-705-7298, lheggum@torontopubliclibrary.ca

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