The Brampton Library Board is hoping to encourage visits from young readers by eliminating overdue fines on the majority of children’s materials borrowed from across the city’s seven branches.
The Toronto Public Library is the first library in the world to lend 20 million ebooks.
Each month, Canadian library staff vote for their favourite upcoming books, via BookNet Canada’s Loan Stars readers-advisory program and the Canadian Urban Libraries Council.
Robyn Harding’s Her Pretty Face takes the top spot.
After 13 years, cross-Canada coverage is reinstated for Public Lending Right’s library sampling program.
A child – a reluctant reader, perhaps, or one seeking more confidence reading aloud, or even one working to get over a fear of dogs – will choose a book from the stack, sit down on a blanket with a dog and its handler, and spend half an hour reading aloud.
The festival saw 12,000 attendees, most of whom were school children, there to mingle with 91 authors.