I Read Canadian Day

Readers Rule! Celebrate the inaugural I Read Canadian Day with us on Wednesday, February 19. This is a national day of celebration of Canadian books for young people. Over the week of Feb 14-21, we challenge you to Read Canadian for 15 minutes. Visit any branch to tell us what you read, and you’ll get to enter for a chance to:

  • Ages 6-9: Rule the Library for a day, with CEO Lita Barrie
  • Ages 10-12: Rule the City for a day, with Mayor Marianne Meed Ward
  • Ages 13+: Rule the Country for a day, with the Honorable Karina Gould, Member of Parliament

Participants are allowed one entry per Canadian book read. Read more, enter more! Looking for a great Canadian book to get started? Check out our staff picks below for some fabulous Canadian reads.

I Read Canadian Staff Picks for kids and teens

I Read Canadian Staff Picks picture books

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