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Other Reading Lists

Please Note: These lists are separate from the award programs. No resources are provided through the password portion of the website for current registrants.

Light Reads, Great Stories List

Are you looking for books to support adult learners in your community? Light Reads, Great Stories (formerly the Golden Oak Award Program) is a curated list, selected by library professionals to help libraries, literacy centres and schools put curated titles on their shelves for adult learners and ESL students.

Check out the 2021 Light Reads, Great Stories List!
For readers in adult literacy programs, ESL students and readers, and adult learners.

SELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Myra Junyk (Chair), Sonia Doyon, Gail Kavelman, Melissa McSweeney, Lynella Reid-James

*Volunteer to be on the selection committee for this program. Accepting applications from library professionals with experience with adult learners. APPLICATION.

Kid Committee List

As chosen by our Kid Committee, comprised of readers from Grades 4 to 6 and Grades 7 and 8.

Teen Committee List

As chosen by our Teen Committee, comprised of readers from high school.

OLA Best Bets Committee

As chosen by the Ontario Public Library Association Best Bets Committee, these lists select child and young adult books.