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Press Room

Here are some of the most recent press releases we’ve sent out.

Three Recipients of the 2021 OLA Library Architectural and Design Transformation Award Announced

TORONTO, ON (July 14, 2021): Stunning architecture, connections with local histories, and providing communities with exciting spaces are just a few notables aspects of the recipients of the 2021 Ontario Library Association Library Architectural and Design Transformation Award. The award presentation was made at the OLA Annual Institute on the Library as Place event, held virtually on July 14, 2021.

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2021 Forest of Reading® Winners Announced at Virtual Edition of the Forest of Reading Awards

TORONTO, ON (May 18, 2021) – The Ontario Library Association (OLA) and the Forest of Reading are excited to announce the winners of the 2021 Forest of Reading Awards, presented at the Forest of Reading Award ceremonies, a three-day, free digital event, streamed on Curio in partnership with CBC Books, hosted by Ali Hassan

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2021 Forest of Reading ® Evergreen Award Nominees Announced

TORONTO, ON (February 1, 2021) – The Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) Forest of Reading is excited to present this year’s nominees for its adult program, the Evergreen Award.

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A Mind Spread Out on the Ground Voted as the 2020 Forest of Reading® Evergreen Award™ Winner

TORONTO, ON (October 22, 2020) – After months of reading the best in Canadian fiction and non-fiction for adults, readers from over 85 Ontario libraries have chosen Alicia Elliott’s A Mind Spread Out on the Ground (Doubleday Canada) as this year’s Evergreen Award winner.

“It is uplifting to know that A Mind Spread Out on the Ground was chosen as this year’s Evergreen winner,” says Erin Kernohan-Berning, chair, Evergreen Award Committee. “Alicia Elliott’s important work clearly connected with readers, and I hope that leads to continued learning, understanding, and positive change. I’m grateful to have Alicia Elliott added to the list of Evergreen Award winning authors.”

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2021 Forest of Reading® Nominated Titles Announced

TORONTO, ON (October 15, 2020) – The Ontario Library Association (OLA) is excited to announce the English and French nominees for the 2021 Forest of Reading Awards, the largest recreational reading award program in Canada.


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