The Libraries of Peel Region have named Spork, a picture book written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, as its first Three Communities One Story community-read title.
Two-hundred Indigenous books have been added to the Alberta eBooks Collection as part of Alberta’s new Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection.
The Canadian Urban Libraries Council has turned to the public in a campaign urging the big five multinational publishers to renegotiate the price they charge libraries for ebooks and audiobooks.
A perennial favourite has topped the Toronto Public Library’s list of the most-borrowed books of 2018.
“We’ve noticed increased, sustained interest from TPL customers for Indigenous materials.”
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.
Jack Rabinovitch, who founded the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 1994, will be honoured by the Toronto Reference Library with their newly announced Jack Rabinovitch Reading Room.