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! 

The Evergreen Award

Evergreen Award Online Club

Participate in one of Canada's largest recreational reading programs of its kind while reading some of Canada's best titles in fiction and non-fiction. The 2021 Ontario Library Association Forest of Reading Evergreen Award Nominees are selected each year by a committee of library professionals. Sign up with WPL this summer to read these great titles, participate in activities and then vote for your favourite Evergreen nominee. The winners will be announced in the fall.

Sign up at for your chance to win prizes as you read!

Evergreen Nominated Titles

Learn more about this year's Evergreen Nominated titles with these book summaries, author profiles and the opportunity to place a hold on each title.

Awards Videos

Watch the Forest of Reading English-language awards videos with Host Ali Hassan is joined by young readers and nominated authors in Canada's largest annual literary festival for youth. All brought together by the Ontario Library Association and CBC Books!

To watch the awards, click here.

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.