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.

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


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


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


A.C. Hunter Children's Library

125 Allandale Road

St. John's, NL

A1B 3A3



  • 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,; Lisa Heggum, Toronto Public Library, 416-705-7298,

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