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Library and Archives Canada and TD Summer Reading Club Announce 2013 Library Award Winners

GATINEAU, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/03/14 -- Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and the TD Summer Reading Club are pleased to announce the winners of the TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards for 2013. Since 2007, the TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards have recognized and rewarded the most innovative and effective TD Summer Reading Club programs in local public libraries across Canada.

The first prize winners for their 2013 programs are Westmount Public Library (Westmount, Quebec) in the English category and Bibliotheque Robert-Bourassa (Outremont, Quebec) in the French category.

The library staff and volunteers at Westmount Public Library combined creative programming with good literacy practices in implementing the TD Summer Reading Club program. Their efforts produced strong readership statistics and earned them positive feedback from participants and their parents.

Bibliotheque Robert-Bourassa involved the community in their TD Summer Reading Club program and created a visual record, the Tour de defi de lecture, of the reading the children completed during the summer.

For more information on the second place winners, Pickering Central Library for the English award and Bibliotheque municipale de Sainte-Christine for the French award, visit the TD Summer Reading Club website.

Quick Facts


--  The TD Summer Reading Club is a joint initiative between the TD Bank
    Group, Library and Archives Canada and the Toronto Public Library. It is
    an award-winning program that offers children and their families a fun
    way to enjoy reading during the summer.

--  Honourable mentions go to Bibliotheque publique de Clarence-Rockland
    (Rockland, Ontario) Mediatheque Maskoutaine (St-Hyacinthe, Quebec),
    Crossfield Municipal Library (Crossfield, Alberta), Orangeville Public
    Library (Orangeville, Ontario), Red Deer Public Library (Red Deer,
    Alberta), and Springfield Library (Springfield, Ontario.)


Quotes

"Library and Archives Canada is proud to be a part of this important bilingual partnership which encourages children and their families to read and shows how reading can be an enjoyable part of everyday life."

- Herve Dery, Acting Librarian and Archivist of Canada

Associated Links

http://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca/

https://twitter.com/@biblioArchives

https://www.facebook.com/BiblioArchives

About Library and Archives Canada

The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to acquire and preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations, and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, thereby contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. Library and Archives Canada also facilitates cooperation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions. Stay connected with Library and Archives Canada on Twitter (@LibraryArchives), Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.

Contacts:
Media Relations
Library and Archives Canada
819-994-4589
media@bac-lac.gc.ca

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