Thursday, August 26, 2010

TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards

Each year, beginning in 2007, the TD Summer Reading Club has been awarding Canadian libraries for their creative and innovative summer reading club programs by handing out the TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards.
The Library Awards promote excellence in summer programs by:
  • celebrating the creativity of library staff who administer successful TD Summer Reading Club programs;
  • promoting community partnerships that strengthen children's reading skills; and
  • encouraging the sharing of information among public libraries across Canada so that they can further develop exemplary summer reading programs.
So, if your library put on a really great summer reading program this year (and I know you did!) why not apply for the award?  First Prize is $5000 and second prize is $2000.  All you have to do is submit the application form (found here) including a program description and some supplementary material.  The supplementary material can include photographs, stories, letter, drawings, etc. from your program.  All entries will be assessed for their creativity and effective outreach strategies in the Spring of 2011 before the annual Canadian Library Association Conference.  All libraries who have participated in the TD Summer Reading Club this year are eligible to apply.

To be considered for the award, entries must be received no later than November 15, 2010.  
You can send your entry to:

          Library and Archives Canada
          TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards
          395 Wellington Street, Room 196
          Ottawa, ON  K1A 0N4

For more information on the Library Awards, visit the TD Summer Reading Club website.

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