Summer is around the corner and Milton Public Library is once again welcoming children, teens, and their families to ‘get their summer read on’ by registering for the 2023 TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s largest summer reading program for kids of all ages and abilities.
Beginning June 24 and throughout the summer, children and teens are encouraged to register free-of-charge for the TD Summer Reading Club online or at any library location. Participants will use the Beanstack app to log their reading and to earn ballots for prize draws for each full hour of completed reading and activities.
Milton Public Library is one of more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada participating in the TD Summer Reading Club, helping to increase youth literacy. Various studies show children who participate in summer reading clubs maintain their reading level, whereas children who do not read over the summer may suffer from what’s called “summer slide”. Summer slide is the term given to the loss of academic skills and knowledge that can occur over the course of the summer holidays. This loss is cumulative and children who do not read throughout the summer can be up to two years behind by the time they reach Grade 6. The TD Summer Reading Club is a great way to keep children reading and on the path to learning.
Also running throughout the summer is the Read and Ride program in partnership with Milton Transit. Children and teens, 16 years of age and younger, are encouraged to travel to and from the Library for summer reading programs and materials and all around town using environmentally-friendly conventional Milton Transit. The Read and Ride Program runs from June 24 to September 2, 2023; participants ride for free by showing their Library card with a valid Read and Ride sticker on it. Stickers are available at all MPL branches beginning June 24.
Learn more: https://www.beinspired.ca/