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The second annual I Read Canadian Day will take place on February 17th, with events and activities taking place from February 13th to February 21st. This year, this successful celebration of reading and Canadian books is important “now more than ever.”  

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

Visit the I Read Canadian Day website to learn more and sign your students up for this amazing event. You will also find educator toolkits, book recommendations, games, activities, and the link to Bibliovideo, a YouTube channel featuring authors and illustrators. Check out The Canadian Children’s Book Centre for even more during this event, and all year-round.  

Libraries at HCDSB offer many Canadian books, including e-books which can be accessed anywhere, anytime. You can find some great books by Canadian authors by clicking on the bookshelf below. For help accessing e-books, please contact your school library professional.  

The LRC holds many physical Canadian books too. Have you ever read the picture books Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan or No Help Wanted! by Ruth Ohi? Or the early chapter book Shu-Li and Tamara by Paul Yee? The middle grade/YA novel Sweep by Jonathan Auxier? What about the high school/adult novel Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice? 

You can borrow these titles and so much more through the LRC here. Please contact us at if you have any questions. 

Happy reading! #IReadCanadian