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Free reading club will inspire kids "to crack the case on literacy" like their favourite spy TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - WHAT: Beginning June 9, the 2009 TD Summer Reading Club will encourage more than 250,000 children to unlock the secrets of reading at their local libraries this summer. A tradition for more than a decade, this joint initiative between Library and Archives Canada, the Toronto Public Library and TD Bank Financial Group will help more than 2,000 libraries across Canada welcome children under age 12 as they enjoy an 'Agent 009' themed summer reading club. The TD Summer Reading Club is a great way for kids to improve their reading skills in an environment that's both educational and fun. Studies also show that kids who continue reading throughout the summer will maintain or improve their reading and comprehension skills so they'll be in great shape when school kicks off again in the fall. The program will also feature the announcement of a new partnership with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) as children with vision loss will join in the TD Summer Reading Club. The official launch of the 2009 TD Summer Reading Club will take place at the Hamilton Public Library in Hamilton, Ontario with students from Ray Lewis Public School and this year's TD Summer Reading Club illustrator. WHO: Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Financial Group and TD Literacy Champion Donna Sianchuk, Director General, Programs Branch, Library and Archives Canada Ken Setterington, Child & Youth Advocate, Toronto Public Library Ken Roberts, Chief Librarian, Hamilton Public Library Werner Zimmerman, Illustrator Speaker, CNIB WHEN: June 9, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. WHERE: Hamilton Public Library - Turner Park Branch 352 Rymal Road East (just east of Upper Wellington Street) Hamilton, Ontario 905-546-4790 For more information about the TD Summer Reading Club, please visit For further information: Ashley Curran, GCI Group on behalf of TD, Tel: (416) 486-5923,; Gregory Harrison, TD Bank Financial Group, Tel: (416) 308-8597,

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