Tomorrow is our Forest of Reading® voting night at the library. Young readers from kindergarten through Grade 8 have been reading books in their category since December, and tomorrow, they finally get to pick the books they think are the clear winners!
Voting starts at 6pm, and it will be followed by a “quick” party. Readers who have read all 10 books in the Blue Spruce category, or at least 8 books in all other categories are eligible to vote, stay for the party, and celebrate with all of the readers! It’s going to be a fun night, and we can’t wait to see what books they pick!
Calling all readers in Kindergarten to Grade 6, we’re starting Forest of Reading® today at the Carleton Place Public Library. Drop in to register, pick up your reading list, grab a book to sign out, and get reading! You have from now until mid-April to finish the books in your category.
BLUE SPRUCE (Kindergarten to Grade 2) — Must read all 10 books in order to vote
SILVER BIRCH EXPRESS™ — Grades 3 & 4—Must read at least EIGHT books in order to vote
Silver Birch Fiction™ — Grades 5 & 6 — Must read at least EIGHT in order to vote
Silver Birch Non-Fiction™ — Grades 5 & 6 — Must read at least EIGHT books in order to vote.
We’re always excited when it’s this time of year…Forest of Reading® time! The books have been nominated, they’ve arrived in our library, and now we’re just getting everything ready for this fun reading program to begin in December.What is Forest of Reading®? It’s an annual reading program filled with Canadian books that can only be voted on by children. We’ll be running the usual categories this time—Blue Spruce™ (Kindergarten to Grade 2), Silver Birch Express™ (Grades 3 & 4), and for Grades 5 & 6, we’ll do Silver Birch Fiction™ & Silver Birch Non-Fiction™. In each category, there are ten books, and we’ll require children to read a certain number depending on their reading category. It’s a fun way for children to get exposed to some of the wonderful Canadian books that are out there, and a great way to teach them the concept of voting.
We’ll be visiting schools in the upcoming months to talk about the reading program, but once December starts, if you have a young reader, they can drop by the library and register to get started. It’s always a great idea to begin as early as possible as there are 10 books in each category to read. And if they finish one category, they can always move into the next one.
You can see all of the books in the 2017 Forest of Reading® categories on by clicking on one of the links at the top of this page. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 257-2702, or drop by to see us. We’ll be reading!
The official Forest of Reading® winners have been announced! We sent off all of our votes along with other libraries and schools, and these were the winning books for 2016.
Silver Birch Express™:
Silver Birch Fiction™:
Silver Birch Non-Fiction™:
Congratulations to all of the fantastic Canadian authors and illustrators who won!
Last Thursday, our young readers who had participated in Forest of Reading® from December to April, came and voted on their favourite books. They had to read at least 8 books in most of the categories in order to be able to vote, so we feel confident they picked the best ones of the lot.
And the winners were:
Silver Birch Express™ —a three-way tie!
Silver Birch Fiction™—a two-way tie!
Silver Birch Non-Fiction™—another two-way tie!
All of the winners we picked were tabulated and sent off to Toronto to join in all of the libraries and schools who also participated. Once all of the votes are in, “official” winners will be announced, and the Canadian authors and illustrators who were chosen will win one of the coveted prizes. We can’t wait to see how we did! Check back here in May for all the details.
It’s Forest of Reading® Voting Night at the library, and we’re excited! We have the polling stations ready, pencils sharpened, and ballots ready to cast. Who knows what books we’ll be picking as the winners tonight?
If your young reader finished all of the required books in their category, they are eligible to come and vote starting at 6pm. If they did not finish enough books to vote, they can still come and enjoy the party from 6-7pm. At the end of the session, we’ll announce the winning books, and get our votes all sent off to Toronto for the final tabulations.
This is an exciting night, so if you’re at the library, expect to hear kids having fun talking about books!
Now that it’s April, we’re thinking about voting night at the library. These are the last few weeks for readers who are participating in Forest of Reading®, so we know they’ll want to get finished up in order to vote.
A reminder….readers in the Silver Birch Express™. Silver Birch Fiction™, and Silver Birch Non-Fiction™ categories only have to read 8 out of 10 books in their category in order to be able to vote. Readers in the Blue Spruce™ category MUST read all 10 books in their level.
Our voting night will be a fun combination of voting, eating cake, and prizes. Everyone who makes our voters list will be able to drop in on Thursday, April 21st from 6-7pm to cast their ballots, and then stay for the party. If your young reader hasn’t read all of the books needed to vote, they can still come to the party. It will be a lot of fun! And we’ll announce the winners we’ve picked at the end of the night!
We are updating our “WHO CAN VOTE” list each week to make sure everyone knows who is eligible to vote at the end of April. If your reader hasn’t been marking their books in our binder, we won’t know they’re ready, so make sure to drop in and update the binder. We have our voting lists posted here at the library now, so pop in to see if your reader’s name is on the list today!