TD SUMMER READRING CLUB 2020!

 

 

TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s largest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, and all abilities. The Club proudly celebrates Canadians authors, while we inspires kids to explore the exciting fun of reading.

Kids will be able to come and register and participate in fun reading activities online through the TD Summer Reading Club (TD SRC) website which will launch on June 15th, 2020. 

Visit: https://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca/about_the_club

Library Interactive Programs

Coronavirus: A Book for Children is a free downloadable picture book that helps answer the questions kids ages 4-10 are asking during this difficult time.  In an NHS-endorsed project, Jenner, Wilson, and Roberts start with what we know right now about this virus, why it matters, how it is spread, what children can do, and how they can help. This book touches everything from being kind to siblings also stuck at home, understanding that parents may not be available if they are working from home, that isolation is necessary, and that it may come with sadness and worry. Then the authors offer advice for what a child can do with this fear.

Virtual Museums  

You can find online exhibits from a ton of Canada’s major museums and galleries here. Whether you’re interested in design, photography, paintings, ships, natural history, David Cronenberg movies, or way more, you can find something to occupy your time.

Vancouver Art Gallery

If you’re itching to check out the Vancouver Art Gallery, you can use Google to access the museum itself. Their website also includes some images and explanations related to their current exhibits, available for free.

Art Gallery of Ontario

A lot of the gallery’s pieces are available on its online collection. It’s organized alphabetically, so it’s best to use some of the filters to narrow down what kind of artwork you’re interested in looking at.

Royal Ontario Museum

The ROM has an extensive collection of more than 45,000 objects viewable through its online archive. Just type in something like “dinosaurs” or “gems” and look through thousands of results.

If you’d rather have a more authentic experience, Google Street View lets you go right into the museum itself, where you can pretend you’re walking around through the exhibits.

Canadian Museum of History

A ton of the museum’s exhibits have been made available online, including Alex Janvier’s famous “Morning Star” and an exhibit about the history of Canadian fashion.