Forest of Reading programs

The Forest of Reading programs designed by the Ontario Library Association promotes Canadian literature for young readers, their teachers, school-librarians, public librarians, authors, illustrators, and publishers.  Check out this blog, CanLit for Little Canadians, to find out more about the programs and the books they have nominated for awards.

You are not allowed to read these books: and why

Objection—The stories, which are set in an alternative universe populated with talking animals, undermine belief in God and organized religion and promote atheism. Teachers said the book was inappropriate for children because it contains rhymes on “how to get girls pregnant, put-downs of homosexuals, racism and profanity." Terry Lewis, a member of the Reform party’s … Continue reading You are not allowed to read these books: and why

1001 Bucket List Books

Who knew that Aesop's Fables was first compiled in 4 BCE?  That's the first book listed in '1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die', in the 'Pre 1700' section.  Also included in this section is 'The Thousand and One Nights', or 'Alf laylah wa laylah' in the original Arabic.  A little later on in … Continue reading 1001 Bucket List Books

New Books in Selkirk Library for January 2014

The following is a sample of some of the new books which arrived in our main branch library in Castlegar this month.  If you are at another branch of the College Library, you can get these books via placing a Hold request with your library.   Click on the book images below to go to Amazon … Continue reading New Books in Selkirk Library for January 2014

Keeping up with Canada Reads 2014…books that change your life

On Wednesday November 27, 2013, the final candidates were announced for the 2014 Canada Reads competition on CBC.  If you are interested in keeping up with the debates, here are the contenders and the panelists that are defending them: