Winners of Evergreen Award is chosen by readers – Bruce County Library readers can take part

Bruce County Public Library is bringing the Forest of Reading Program to Bruce County.  Presented by the Ontario Library Association (OLA), the Evergreen Award is part of their Forest of Reading program, which encourages Canadians to read from a selection of shortlisted books over several months and vote for their favourite.

This year Bruce County Public Library is asking patrons to help pick the winner of the annual adult book prize, the Evergreen Award.  OLA announced the list of 10 finalists during their Super Conference this past February, intending to bring the best titles in Canadian fiction and non-fiction to public libraries and their patrons.

Branch Program Coordinator Nancy Kuhl is delighted that Bruce County is participating. “Bruce County Public Library proudly supports Canadian writers and books. The Evergreen program encourages our residents to experience a wide variety of authors and genres and vote for their favourite. This is the only awards program where the winners are chosen by readers. It is very exciting to offer our readers the opportunity to actively participate in the selection process!”

The reading program kicked off on April 1st.  Patrons of Bruce County Public Library can find the list of nominees and place holds on these titles through the Libraries online catalogue at, with the option to log their votes in Beanstack or through paper ballot available at their local library branch. Votes are due in by September 30th, and the winner will be announced during Ontario Public Library Week, held in October.