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LET'S TALK LIBRARIES

A blog from the Ontario Library Service

First Nation Communities READ

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 […]

First Nations Public Library Week

Here we are, on the verge of October, the month in which we Canadians express our love for public libraries. As we gear up for the launches and the open houses, the special programming, and community outreach initiatives, let’s take a few minutes and recognize the diversity inherent within the public library eco-system in Ontario […]

CODE/BURT awards celebrate Indigenous YA Literature

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 […]