Readers Rule! Celebrate the 2nd Annual I Read Canadian Day with us on February 17. This is a national day of celebration of Canadian books for young people. Looking for a great Canadian book to get started? Check out our staff picks below for some fabulous Canadian reads.
Premiering on Wed Feb 17: I Write Canadian, a video series featuring authors and illustrators talking about writing Canadian. These videos will be available on Bibliovideo, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s YouTube channel, at 12pm. Learn more in the link below.
Earlier this month, Mayor Marianne Meed Ward proclaimed February 17, 2021 I Read Canadian Day in the City of Burlington. The proclamation is below:
Whereas the first I Read Canadian Day was celebrated February 19, 2020; and
Whereas over 3,000 schools and libraries participated in the inaugural event, engaging over a million young readers; and
Whereas the purpose of the day is to raise awareness of Canadian books and to celebrate the excellence of Canadian literature; and
Whereas Canadian books help readers discover themselves by connecting to the vast diversity of our literature; and
Whereas I Read Canadian Day will take place in homes, schools, libraries, and bookstores all across the country; and
Whereas the City of Burlington is a reading city with an award-winning library system and the home to several boookstores, including the renowned independent A Different Drummer Books; and
Whereas we want the entire City of Burlington to be excited about reading Canadian books and challenge young readers especially to read Canadian stories for at least 15 minutes on I Read Canadian Day and share their experiences with their family and friends.
Therefore I, Marianne Meed Ward, Mayor of the City of Burlington do hereby proclaim February 17, 2021:
"I Read Canadian Day"
in the City of Burlington and do command its thoughtful observance to citizens of our municipality.