April 06, 2018

Forest of Reading Kid and Teen Committees: Applications due April 20

Do you πŸ’œ reading?
Are you in Grades 4-8 or in high school?
Do you live in Ontario?
Do you want to help choose books that other kids will want to read?

the Ontario Library Association's
Forest of Reading
has a committee for you!

Last year's Forest of Reading Kid Committee brought readers in Grades 4 through 8 together to talk books and produce an exceptional summer reading list for those readers of the Silver Birch and Red Maple reading programs.

This year the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading program is again asking students to apply to be on the 2018 Forest Kid Committee and on the inaugural Forest Teen Committee.

Who can apply?
For the Forest Kid Committee: Ontario students in Grades 4-8 (homeschoolers too!)
For the Forest Teen Committee: Ontario high school students

What will you do?
Come together at the Ontario Library Association's offices in Toronto with other readers to select 10-20 titles for a summer reading list. (Check out last year's lists here.) It's a full day of talking books, special treats and making new friends. And it's all about the books!

When will we meet?
Tentatively May 25, 2018 or June 1, 2018

Applications are due April 20, 2018 

Don't miss this great opportunity 
to share your πŸ’œ of Canadian books!
The inaugural Forest Kid Committee was a huge success 
and I'm sure those committee members will be reapplying. 
 But you too can become a committee member on the 
Forest Kid Committee or Forest Teen Committee
and help your peers find great books to read.

Apply before the April 20th deadline 
for your chance 
to be part of something great!


  1. Is there a way for youth living outside of the GTA to participate? Travel to Toronto and accomodations could be costly.

  2. I know that applicants from as far away as London and Peterborough apply but unfortunately it’s up to participants to find their way to Toronto for the day.