When: Wednesday, Feb 01 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Location: MTCC 202B

Days: Wednesday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Aboriginal. Subjects: Aboriginal and Programming.


First Nation Communities Read is an annual reading program launched in 2003 by the First Nations public library community in Ontario. First Nation Communities Read selected and other recommended titles:
• Encourage family literacy, intergenerational storytelling, and intergenerational information sharing;
• Are written and/or illustrated by a First Nation, Metis, or Inuit creator;
• Contain First Nation, Metis, or Inuit content produced with the support of First Nation, Metis, or Inuit advisers/consultants or First Nation, Metis, or Inuit endorsement.

Join us for the launch of First Nation Communities Read 2017-2018, and receive the long list announcement of this year’s nominated YA and Adult titles. If you’re interested in Aboriginal authors and their work, and/or have responsibility for collection development, readers advisory service, and collections-based displays and programming, the FNCR past jurors will provide an overview on these topics.

-introduce and/or increase awareness of the First Nation Communities Read program
-increase awareness of Aboriginal resources through collection development support, readers’ advisory service, and collections-based displays and programming
-receive the 2017-2018 long list of nominated YA and Adult titles to continue championing Aboriginal literature in Canada


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