Meet the team! Check back each month to learn more about the people who help the Ontario Library Service provide seamless access to programs and services that strengthen all public libraries in Ontario. Name: Nancy Cooper Position: First Nations Consultant I am a member of Rama First Nation in […]
The First Nation Communities READ program has been successfully supporting and promoting Indigenous literature since 2003. Each year, dozens of titles by Indigenous creators are nominated to the program. The list is then pared down into a shortlist of five titles, one of which is chosen as the selected title by a jury of First […]
The CODE/BURT awards were handed out on Wednesday November 28th in the Algonquin community of Kitigan Zibi. The awards celebrate Indigenous YA Literature. 2500 copies of each book will be distributed to Indigenous students throughout Canada. Cherie Dimaline won for her book The Marrow Thieves. (Psst – if you are a member of the Ontario OverDrive […]
Today, First Nation Communities READ award winner Joanne Robertson visited Grade 3 and 4 classes at Gledhill Elementary to talk about her book The Water Walker! Here are a few photos:
While travelling to a family wedding in Powell River this past weekend, I was able to spend a night in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast with my cousin, Sherryl and her husband Mike. Sherryl is the Program and Outreach Coordinator at the Sechelt Public Library. I never miss a chance to check out libraries wherever […]
Dr. Sabrina Saunders will be leaving her post as CEO of the Six Nations Public Library near the end of October to take over as CEO at the Blue Mountains Public Library. Sabrina has been a fearless and tireless advocate for First Nation Libraries. If you needed something done, all you had to do was […]
Bearskin Diary, by Carol Daniels is the selected title of First Nations Communities Read 2017-2018 and the recipient of this year’s PMC Aboriginal Literature Award. Read the full article.