When it comes to encouraging kids to read during the summer, the Timmins Public Library is up there with the big boys.
Noella Rinaldo, who is one of three city councillors on the library board, told council this week about the library initiating the TD Summer Reading Program last year. It recently received word that it came in eighth across Canada.
Rinaldo noted that the placing is among cities like Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto.
“The fact that this particular program brought them to a position of an eighth degree of recognition I think is a very honourable mention,” she told the council meeting, “and that I think they should be applauded that our little library competed with all these big libraries and came into that position.”
Mayor George Pirie agreed with the importance of that feat.
“That’s certainly significant,” he commented, “and certainly we’d be open to a more formal recognition of achievement at an upcoming council meeting, if you so wish.”
The library is participating in the program again this summer.