The Biblio File: Library News

Updated 2022/04/11

The Biblio File
April 11, 2022

First Nation Communities READ is an annual reading program launched in 2003 by the First Nations public library community in Ontario.

Through title selections, other recommendations, and creators’ tours in First Nation communities and beyond, First Nation Communities Read encourages family literacy, intergenerational storytelling and information sharing, along with increasing awareness of the relevance and importance of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit writing, illustration, and publishing.  It promotes the publication, sharing, and understanding of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit voices and experiences, and increases awareness and sales of the titles it honours.  Chosen by a jury of Indigenous librarians from across Ontario, these titles represent the very best of Indigenous literature.

Although the winners have already been picked for this year, there was a great list of nominees in both the YA/Adult and Children’s sections.  We would love your input on which of these titles to order for our own library and encourage you to come down to vote on your favorites and interests.  You will find stickers by the lists to make your choices!  If you can’t make it down, email us your votes!  Thanks for your help!

We have another display of titles up in our TEEN/YA section – these are some of the books on our wish list and we would love some input from our young adult readers – drop by and vote on which titles you would like to see on our shelves!

Please note that we will be closed on Friday, April 15, 2022 for Good Friday and Sunday, April 17, 2022 for Easter Sunday.  We will re-open on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 6:30.