I Read Canadian Day

February 19, 2020 is the first ever I Read Canadian Day! This national day of celebration for Canadian books was designed to empower students, families, schools, and libraries to read a Canadian book for 15 minutes and inspire a lifelong love of reading.

I Read Canadian Day

The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of Canadian books and celebrate the richness, diversity and breadth of Canadian literature.

Canadian School Libraries, the national organization that I chair, has been very involved in promoting this event.

We challenge the nation to “Read Canadian” for 15 minutes and to share their experience at their library, in their school, with their families and friends, or on social media using the hashtag #IReadCanadian. Young people are encouraged to read, or be read to, a Canadian book of their choice.

Visit the I Read Canadian Day website for ideas and resources. Check out the Toolkit, created by a Canadian School Libraries committee!

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TMC6 in Review

As expected, the sixth biennial Treasure Mountain Canada Research Symposium and Think Tank was a smashing success. This was a participatory learning event, and the energy in the room was palpable.

We were very fortunate to have our live blogger, Jordan Graham, recording the events as they unfolded on the TMCanada blog. Please visit the blog to get a sense of the proceedings and the ideas that emerged at the event.

Many thanks to our leaders, Dr. David Loertscher, respected researcher and scholar and the founder of the original Treasure Mountain in the United States, and to Carol Koechlin, co-founder of Treasure Mountain Canada and my co-planner for TMC6. I count you both as mentors, and I know that you are a great inspiration for school library practitioners across Canada.

Dr. David Loertscher and Carol Koechlin
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