Program helps kids read, $10 at a time

TD Bank is offering a summer reading program this summer to encourage children to read and develop the habit of saving money.

My daughter enjoys visiting our local bank branch because last summer we participated in the TD Bank Summer Reading Program that allows kids to earn $10 for reading 10 books.

When she gets coins or dollar bills as a gift from her grandparents or other generous folks, she says "I need to put this in my bank account." She hasn't turned 4 yet, but she already think it's fun to make a trip to the bank to put money in her account.

There's no age limit for the reading promotion, so even children who can't read yet are able to participate. Each time a child reads a book on their own or with a parent they just have to write it down on a form that can be printed out at the bank's Web site. The $10 credit will be deposited into a new or existing Young Savers account when they take the form to a TD Bank branch.