May 22, 2019

Eric Walters launches summer lending project

School is Out for the Summer 
(and your books should be too!)

This week 

Eric Walters

Canadian author of over 100 books 
for young people 
and recipient of the Order of Canada 

proposed that school libraries in Canada 
run a summer lending program
to help prevent the summer slide
i.e., a decline in reading ability

To get schools on board,
Eric Walters is offering a few "nudges" 
that include 
• a poster and bookmarks (just provide school's address)
• compilation of data to assess the project's successes
• very special deals through Orca Book Publishers to help purchase new books


Let's try to involve schools from across Canada, 
from the north to the south, west to east, 
rural and urban, small and large,
by registering


Eric provides full details in an article 
in the newest edition of 
the Canadian School Libraries Journal

 Let's keep all young people reading over the summer! 


  1. This is something I do and love that Eric Walters has stepped in to make it even more fabulous. Our books shouldn't be languishing all summer without anyone to read them!