The Forest of Reading® is Canada's largest recreational reading program with over 270,000 readers taking part every year. Its mission is to instill the love of reading across Canada. Explore our Forest of Reading online adventure, author events, book talks and so much more! 

online reading adventure

Let's Explore the Forest of Reading
Kindergarten to Adult
Join the club at waterloo.readsquared.com

Explore all the nominated titles in your age category/interest level with activities, videos and challenges. The more missions you complete, the more chances you have to win. Fun to do by yourself, with your family or with your class.

This program is offered jointly by the four library systems of Waterloo Region.

Author events

Meet Author Terry Lynn Johnson
Grades 3 and up
Thursday, April 29
9:30am to 10:15am
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Terry Lynn Johnson is the author of the Silver Birch nominated book Dog Driven, a riveting adventure about a musher who sets out to prove her impaired vision won't hold her back from competing in a rigorous sled race through the Canadian wilderness. Terry Lynn is an engaging speaker and will share some writing tips, fun stories about her dogs, and answer your questions about writing and dog sledding.

Book talks

Learn more about the 2021 Silver Birch Fiction and Red Maple Award Nominees with these great book talks from WPL staff. These book talks are designed to get kids excited about reading these titles and to encourage them to vote for their favourite books at the end of March.

Silver Birch Fiction Book Talks
Books in the Silver Birch Fiction category are for ages 8-12 or grades 3-6.

Red Maple Award Book Talks
Books in the Red Maple category are for ages 12-14 or grades 7-8.

more resources

Discover what resources and programs your Regional libraries are running for the Forest of Reading Festival, including school liasions, author events and reading programs. 

To learn more, click here.

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