The Champlain Library has received an honorable mention for from the TD Summer Reading Club for its 2020 programming.

“Champlain Township Public Library tapped into their community network of farmers to pique the interest of young and future readers,” said the TD Summer Reading Club’s selection committee. “Storytimes for sheep, dogs, cows, etc. provided an entertaining and humorous interaction between the library staff member, the wildly distracted listener, and the audience (the child viewing the video).”

“Their Facebook Live storytime events were popular, as well as educational with the books read or presented being about the animals that were walking around the storyteller. This bilingual program series was outstanding!”

TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages,  interests, and abilities. The free program is co-created and delivered by more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada.  The TD Summer Reading Club Library Awards have recognized the most innovative and effective TD SRC programs in local libraries across Canada.

“Congratulations to our Children’s Service Librarian Alicia Heinzle for a job well done!,” the Township of Champlain said in a press release.  “She braved noisy cows, biting pigs and squawking hens to engage our community.”