Beaver Tales – 13 ‘Wildly’ Successful StoryMobs in 1 day

photo credit - Shirin Hariri (taken at Locke Branch, Toronto Public Library)

photo credit – Shirin Hariri (taken at Locke Branch, Toronto Public Library)

The TD Summer Reading Club was kicked off in wild style on Saturday with 13 StoryMobs of ‘The Busy Beaver’ across the country in both French and English!

Thank you to the Toronto Public Library for initiating this amazing project and working with StoryMobs with such commitment to see it reach a national audience. Thank you to KidsCan Press for their support and allowing us to engage so fully with the book.

And our new StoryMobs leaders across the country…what extraordinary passion and enthusiasm you all brought to this project!  Librarians in 6 provinces took the StoryMobs model and made it their own, finding members of their communities to participate, animate and participate in their StoryMobs.  In the end, it is always the StoryMobbers who truly make these books sing (often literally!)  We salute you all and send you big bookworm hugs and high-fives.

IMG_7001As the photos and stories and links come in, we will update this post with them.  You can also go directly to our GALLERY and PRESS pages to look for recent updates anytime.

Donner-vie-a-un-conte-denfants, le Reflet (Candiac, QC)

Mob of Young Readers Descend on the Lawn of the Cole Building, The Guardian (Charlottetown, PE)

(Lillian H. Smith Library/Downtown Toronto) – Photos by Allison Caroline Smith Photography

(Locke Branch/North Toronto) – Photos by Shirin Hariri

(Beaches Library/East Toronto) – Photos by Dave Fitzpatrick

photo credit: Allison Caroline Smith Photography (taken at Lillian H. Smith Branch, Toronto Public Library)

photo credit: Allison Caroline Smith Photography (taken at Lillian H. Smith Branch, Toronto Public Library)

 

photo credit: Allison Caroline Smith Photography

photo credit: Allison Caroline Smith Photography

Please share your photos on our Facebook page or on Twitter (and be sure to tag us #storymobs, @storymobs) You can also see lots of photos from the Mobs across the country on the Pinterest Board of the TD Summer Reading Club.

photo credit: Shirin Hariri

photo credit: Shirin Hariri

 

 

 

Over the course of this project we have received piles of emails from folks across the country who are interested in holding StoryMobs in their communities.  We wholeheartedly support folks creating their own StoryMobs and have created a comprehensive package of digital materials that will provide you with all the information you need to create your own StoryMob.  This package is available for a small fee to help us offset some of the costs of administering the program.  Get in touch for more information…

Let us know what you thought of the StoryMob!  We welcome your comments.

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