I Read Canadian Day

I Read Canadian Day

On Wednesday, February 17, we invite you to celebrate the excellence and diversity of Canadian literature by participating in the second annual I Read Canadian Day. On this day, the whole country is encouraged to "read Canadian" for 15 minutes or more.

Visit Wellington County Library’s online catalogue for Canadian picks or join a virtual Story Time. I Read Canadian Day is proudly supported by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, CANSCAIP, Ontario Library Association and Canadian School Libraries, Senator Rob Black, and other celebrated Canadians.


A message from Senator Rob Black:

Celebrating “I Read Canadian Day” in Wellington County

Sentor Rob Black reading on his tablet in a chairOn February 17, 2021, the 2nd Annual “I Read Canadian Day” will celebrate the richness, diversity and breadth of Canadian literature and culture. As an avid reader, I am proud to support this nation-wide initiative. This event will empower families, schools, libraries, bookstores and organizations to raise awareness of Canadian books and to celebrate the excellence of Canadian literature.

As a past chair of the Wellington County Library Board, I invite you all to join our County’s libraries in celebrating “I Read Canadian Day” on February 17, 2021. While we are unable to attend in-person events this year at our local libraries, you can still show your support by sending a picture of yourself reading a Canadian book for young people leading up to February 17 on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, using the hashtag #IReadCanadian and tagging the official account @IReadCanadian.

This celebration of Canadian literature for young people will leave a lasting impact on Canadian youth and help transform an entire generation into life-long readers. Thank you, in advance, for showing your support this year.

Visit the “I Read Canadian Day” website to learn more about this initiative: https://ireadcanadian.com/day/

Senator Rob Black

MP Longfield and Senator Rob Black holding an I Read Canadian flag in front of Fergus library

Senator Rob Black and MP Lloyd Longfield met at the Fergus Branch of the Wellington County Library to show their support of I Read Canadian Day.

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