The Forest of Reading is an exciting program that offers an array of programming for readers of all ages. Once part of the program, registrants have access to over 500 activities and resources around the nominated titles. In addition to the password protected content there are additional events offered through the Forest of Reading.
One of the most exciting parts of the Forest of Reading is when nominees get to connect with their young fans. We encourage program registrants to reach out to the nominees and have them visit in person or virtually. This is an arrangement made by registrants and the nominees directly.
Bringing nominees into your library, classroom or home can be costly and geographically challenging so we are bringing them to you as part of your program registration!
The Forest of Reading Festival is Canada’s largest literary event for young readers and is continuing to grow. It typically culminates in a three-day awards celebration for the school-aged and French-language programs of the Forest of Reading in Toronto, with satellite Festivals taking place across Ontario. Over 15,000 people attend the Festival in Toronto, which is co-presented by Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA), at the Harbourfront Centre.
In 2020, 2021 and 2022 the award celebrations were presented in partnership with CBC Books in a virtual format due to the global pandemic. The in-person Festivals will resume again in 2023 in person.