By: Karen Brophey
Strange and magical creatures inhabit the ravine next to the CNIB Centre in Toronto, and we have the video to prove it! Tinkerbell and Gandalf explain how the TD Summer Reading Club through the CNIB Library works. Ever heard a wizard read a PrintBraille book? 'Stella, Fairy of the Forest' is also featured in this video, so if you can spare ten minutes, we'd love to tell you a story!
Figure 1 Two children paddling a rubber raft; their reflection in the water is a pirate ship with treasure chest, jewels and gold coins spilling off the back!
The postcard invitations for the TD Summer Reading Club through the CNIB Library have gone out, the kids are phoning or signing up online, and the Library has started mailing out free, accessible Kits.
What phantasmagorical crafts and recipes are featured in our Activity Guide this summer?
To find out what fantasy-themed books are available from the CNIB Library, and to keep up-to-date with which team is winning the Club Challenge, bookmark the Club's 'Books and Activities' page. We'll be featuring book reviews written by kids, pictures, stories and poems that they send us, plus daily updates on which team is in the lead. Only time will tell whether the Goblins, Dragons, Titans, Jabberwocks or Wizards will be victorious!
Kids who want to participate through their Public Library can do that as well and this year we have lots of tips for making Public Library programs accessible.
If you know a child (up to age 16) who has trouble reading print because of a visual, learning or physical disability, please encourage them to join the TD Summer Reading Club through the CNIB Library. It's fun, it's free, and this year it's fantastic!