The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries is a non-profit with a mandate to benefit Ontario public libraries through advocacy, research, and marketing.

La Fédération des bibliothèques publiques de l’Ontario est un organisme à but non-lucratif. Elle a comme mandat, de répondre aux besoins de toutes les bibliothèques, en concentrant leurs efforts dans la recherche, en marketing et en agissant comme plaidoyeur.

2017 First Nation Communities READ Competition

We are excited to announce the selected title for this year’s First Nation Communities READ competition. Bearskin Diary by Carol Daniels (Nightwood Editions 2015) Carol is also the recipient of the Aboriginal Literature Award, a $5000 prize, sponsored by the Periodical Marketers of Canada. The jury, which consisted of First Nation Public librarians, had the onerous task of reading the over 50 books nominated for consideration this year in the Young Adult/Adult category. After deciding on a shortlist of books, it was their absolute pleasure to name the selected title. The shortlist consisted of the following books: Bearskin Diary by Carol Daniels Missing Nimama by Melanie Florence (Clockwise Press 2015) They Called Me Number One by Bev Sellers (Talonbooks 2013) Price Paid by Bev Sellers (Talonbooks 2016) How I Became a Ghost by Tim Tingle (Roadrunner Press 2015)   Honourable Mention The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir by Augie Merasty(University of Regina Press 2015) For more information, please contact Nancy Cooper at Meegwetch! Nancy Cooper First Nation Consultant 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1504 Toronto, ON  M5E 1E5 416-961-1669 ext. 5194 1-800-387-5765 416-961-5122 (fax) Download the release: 2017 Aboriginal Literature Award Recipient Release (3)... read more

June is National Aboriginal History Month with National Aboriginal Day on June 21.

June is a busy month in Canada and on! In addition to our year-end free trial take advantage of the limited-time offer on the CBC series CANADA: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY. June is National Aboriginal History Month with National Aboriginal Day on June 21. Explore the challenges and celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis with the many Indigenous Studies resources available on CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS VOICES This collection of 51 titles focuses on cultural awareness, traditional knowledge and the contemporary challenges facing Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples across Canada . Explore the Collection MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN The videos in this collection present a snapshot of Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women. Explore the Collection Canadian Multiculturalism Day is an opportunity to celebrate our diversity and to appreciate the contributions of all multicultural groups and communities to Canadian society. Our DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COLLECTION offers 32 titles on this topic. Explore the Collection CANADA: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY LIMITED-TIME OFFER CBC’s landmark series and’s most-viewed title, CANADA: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY is available to purchase as a Digital File until June 30. Make this 32-hour documentary series and Teacher Guides part of your permanent collection today. School pricing: $899 School boards: contact  Veronica Barton for pricing Purchase We are happy to announce the Grand Prize winner of the #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Ms. Hilton’s Grade 5/6 class Cadarackque Public School Ajax, Ontario Congratulations to the students at Cadarackque Public School! Share Tweet... read more