TD Summer Reading Club 2020


This summer, the TD Summer Reading Club is virtual!!

Summer has arrived and the Township of Russell Public Library invites every child to register for the coolest club. The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids 6-16 years, all interests, and all abilities. Once the program launches on June 15th 2020, children can register on the official TD Summer Reading Club website. Once registered, participants will have access to countless ebooks and online activities. While the program is entirely online this summer, the Library will be using Beanstack to track readers participation for chances to win weekly prizes and the final draw of a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!

The TD Summer Reading Club website will allow readers to:

Create an online notebook – Kids can generate web access codes directly on the official website. This allows them to create their own digital notebooks, which link to their respective library systems. Kids can track their reading by adding the books they read over the summer to their digital notebooks. There is also a special section in their notebooks to record reading material other than books, such as games and recipes.

Read ebooks – The official website will have ebooks for all ages and interests, and in both English and French. Once kids set up their online notebooks, they can access the ebooks at any time over the summer—no waiting lists or restrictions!

Vote in Battle of the Books – This is an 8-book tournament in which two books battle for top choice each week. All of the books are available as ebooks, so kids can read the books online and then vote for their favourite. At the end of the summer one book will be crowned as the summer’s champion.

Participate in weekly trivia – Each week, the official website will have a new multiple choice trivia question for kids to answer. After selecting an answer, kids see an explanation and a prompt to explore the topic further.

Write stories – The official website will include silly stories, where kids can add their own words to a pre-written, hidden story. Once kids fill in the word prompts, the full story is revealed—and it’s usually silly!

Read and write jokes – Kids can write their own jokes and read the jokes submitted by other kids. There is an option to like a joke and sort the jokes by most popular and trending.

View author/illustrator readings and workshops – The official website will be offering 28 online readings and workshops, including videos from Dave Whamond, Kean Soo and Yves Bourgelas

Find the perfect book – Kids answer the book-finder questions to find the book most suited for them.

The Beanstack app will allow readers to:

Track their reading

Earn badges

Collect tickets to enter our final draw

The Library is using Beanstack to track participants’ weekly reading. Log your books every week to be entered into our weekly draws for prizes! Additionally, every book read and logged is a virtual ticket which can be used to enter our final draw for a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, sponsored by the Friends of the Library! The official launch day for our Beanstack page is June 22nd! Register, read, and log your books for chances to win prizes. Click here to be redirected to our Beanstack page. Beanstack is both desktop and mobile phone accessible. The Beanstack Tracker App can be downloaded from either the iTunes Store & the Google Play Store. 

There are three categories in the TD Summer Reading Club on Beanstack:

6-8 years, 9-12 years, and 13-16 years

Select your category according to your age. Parents may also register their children and create multiple readers under one account. No need to sign-in and sign-out to log books for each child.

6-8 years: Must read 5 books to earn 1 badge which rewards readers with 5 virtual tickets for the final draw (1 ticket per book read & logged)

9-12 years: Must read 2 books to earn 1 badge which rewards readers with 4 virtual tickets for the final draw (2 tickets per book read & logged)

13-16 years: Must read 1 book to earn 1 badge which rewards readers with 3 virtual tickets for the final draw (3 tickets per book read & logged)

The fun doesn’t stop there! Additionally, the Library will be posting daily videos to our Youtube channel and on Zoom:

  • Mondays – Crafts with Victoria (bilingual)
  • Tuesdays – Snacks with Stella (bilingual)
  • Wednesdays – Storytime & Crafts with Kristina (in English)
  • Thursdays – Heure du conte avec Emily (in French)
  • Fridays – Virtual visits (surprise!)

Stay connected with us via Facebook and Instagram. The club runs from June 15th to August 14th 2020.

Final Prize! Wrap up the Summer Reading Club with the final draw for a Samsung Galaxy Tablet sponsored by the Friends of the Library! Winners will be announced & notified on August 21st 2020.

Studies show that kids who keep reading throughout the summer do better when they return to school in the fall. The TD Summer Reading Club is an ideal way to keep kids engaged !

For more information, please communicate with us.