Calling all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to get reading! The Forest of Reading staff are challenging young readers across Canada to read 150 Forest of Reading books from now until the end of the year.
The Forest books are the best of Canadian children and young adult books. Since 1994, there have been 1,270 titles nominated!
This challenge runs from March 1, 2017 until December 31, 2017.
Participants must read, or have read to them, any of the nominated titles in any of the programs from any program year. They must record the title of the book on the supplied reading log.
For more information visit Forest of Reading’s I READ CANADIAN BOOK CHALLENGE.
View Archived Nominated Lists by Program:
Blue Spruce Book List
Silver Birch Book List
Red Maple Book List
Stop by the Library to pick up your official reading logs, and when you are finished, submit them to;
ATTN: Forest of Reading Book Challenge
By mail: Ontario Library Association, 2 Toronto Street – 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M5C 2B6
Please leave name and telephone number at Circulation Desk for waiting list.
Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room.
Drop in and tell tales to a therapy dog.
For other Children’s programming available in Port Colborne, please visit the Port Colborne Ontario Early Years Child & Family Centre website, via Port Cares.
They have a Port Cares Newsletter with information about upcoming programs.
Community Living Port Colborne-Wainfleet also offer programs for children.
Among their programs are CHILDREN’S SUMMER DAY CAMP, TEEN SUMMER DAY CAMP, TEEN & TWEEN PROGRAMS, SATURDAY RESPITE PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN & BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF NIAGARA – AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY PROGRAMS
PLEASE CALL 905-835-8941 EXT 100 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF THEIR PROGRAMS.
Parent and caregiver resource
Regional Chair Early Years Niagara Literary Award
2016 Winner is Whoops by Suzi Moore.
This program celebrates Canadian authors and illustrators by nominating outstanding titles in a number of categories for different age groups. Canadians are encouraged to read and then vote for their favourite titles. Want to stay up-to-date on the voting and announcements of the winners, go to Twitter and follow ForestofReading
2017 Blue Spruce Winner – NIGHT GARDENER ~ by ERIC FAN & TERRY FAN
2017 Silver Birch Express Award Winner – THE BIGGEST POUTINE IN THE WORLD ~ by ANDREE POULIN (translated by Brigitte Waisberg)
2017 Silver Birch Fiction Award Winner – OCDANIEL ~ by WESLEY KING
2017 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Winner – HAUNTED CANADA 6: MORE TERRIFYING TRUE STORIES ~ by JOEL A SUTHERLAND
Storynory has published a new audio story every week since November 2005. Listen online or download a free audio story to your iPod or MP3 player. You can also have stories emailed to you for free! Follow Storynory on Facebook, Twitter, or by RSS.
TumbleBooks: Free eBooks and Audiobooks
TumbleBooks offer fun ways to encourage young readers to enjoy and engage in reading with its online collection of e-books and audio books!
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|The support of the Southern Ontario Library Service is gratefully acknowledged.|