Reading Clubs

For children, a reading club is a great way to help develop social and communication skills, while promoting a love of reading in French.

The library at your Centre d’appui offers 3 different reading club program choices.

Reading Club: Beginner

These young readers will practice their reading in FRENCH with an older buddy (older students, volunteers, etc.) and play vocabulary games in FRENCH.

Objectives :

  • Encourage Beginner French readers to practice reading in FRENCH.
  • Help them with their little challenges in a positive way.
  • Play games to help them work on their French vocabulary while having fun.
  • Encourage them to share reading comprehension.
  • Encourage them to discover different types of books (learning to read, fiction, comics, magazines, non-fiction, etc.).
  • Meet new friends and build a sense of belonging with other French speaking kids.
  • Have fun in FRENCH!

FOR WHO: kids in elementary (beginner French reading level: e.g. from very small sentences up to small paragraphs.) We will observe your child reading and adjust their reading level as applicable.
*Participants must understand and speak French and have already started reading in French.

DATES: Series of 5 workshops, every 2nd Saturday, during Fall and Winter


Reading Club: Intermediate

Read, discuss and converse among the group IN FRENCH
The kids will take turns reading different sections in magazines (comics, fiction, science, sports, facts, culture, etc.) and share their experiences and opinions among the group IN FRENCH.
There will also be interactive activities (board games, deciphering codes, crafts, etc.).

Excellent pour building self-esteem in French and making new friends!

Objectives :

  • Express themselves and share their point of view with other kids.
  • Work on their interpretation of different types of texts.
  • Share their impressions of what they read.
  • Discover NEW types of books (fiction, comics, science or sport magazines, non-fiction, news, etc.).
  • Discover new collections or authors (of their interest!) in our library.
  • Work on their French vocabulary while having fun in French!
  • Meet new friends and build a sense of belonging with other French speaking kids.
  • Have fun in FRENCH!

FOR: Children 8 yrs and over (Intermediate level)
*Participants MUST be able to read and speak in French. (e.g. Able to read short pages of French text (a few errors is o.k.) and pretty good comprehension but would appreciate more practice.)

DATES Series of 5 workshops, every 2nd Saturday, during Fall and Winter*

*There will be a required minimum number of registrations in order to proceed. Please invite your friends!


TD Summer Reading Club: les Clubs de lecture d’été TD en Français

Co-created and delivered by over 2,000 public libraries across Canada, this national bilingual program is developed by Toronto Public Library in partnership with Library and Archives Canada.

This program aims to encourage children to read in French (with or without their parents) during the summer, to dive into fascinating worlds, and to explore new ones!

On your marks, get set, READ !

Come register at le Centre d’appui !
Reading notebooks ! – Awards !

Become a Reading Buddy!

The participation of volunteers as Reading Buddies is very important and allows us to offer a reading club for beginners. If you would like to help children read in French and want to know more about our Reading Buddies volunteer program, click here

(FULL for this season)

Next session for our Beginner and Intermediate reading clubs: October 2019

Have a good summer!