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 2023 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, Lynella Reid-James
*Volunteer to be on the selection committee for this program. Accepting applications from library professionals with experience with adult learners. APPLICATION.
As chosen by our Kid Committee, comprised of readers from Grades 4 to 6 and Grades 7 and 8.
As chosen by our Teen Committee, comprised of readers from high school.
As chosen by the Ontario Public Library Association Best Bets Committee, these lists select child and young adult books.
From 2003 to 2018, the Golden Oak Award program provided a unique opportunity for new readers in adult literacy programs to read books chosen specifically for them. This program helped new adult readers to gain the skills to accomplish everyday tasks, as well as foster the love of reading. The last award was given in June 2018.