The following just went out to all OverDrive libraries:



SOLS and the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) are pleased to announce that the open access title for Together We Read: Ontario will be the 2017 winner of the Trillium Book Award: The Sweetest One by Melanie Mah. The Sweetest One, published by Cormorant Books, will be open to all participating libraries in simultaneous use format from Oct. 16 – 30.


In total, 236 public libraries in Ontario are participating:

The Ontario Library Service Download Centre (all 197 member libraries are automatically enrolled)
Richmond Hill
Kingston Frontenac
Libraries on the Go Consortium
Simcoe County Library Cooperative
The downloadLibrary Consortium

What are the next steps?

1) The title is now in Marketplace – SOLS will purchase a copy this week for the Download Centre site
2) The OverDrive Marketing team is creating a promotional website that will be distributed shortly
3) If you would like to tweet about the program, here are some hashtags, handles and sites to use:


@OMDCtweets ; ;
@lemonyhams (Melanie Mah)

We are very excited to be able to coordinate this initiate with a fellow agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport – it’s a great opportunity to promote the work of an award-winning Ontario author during Ontario Public Library Week.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,


Beth Harding MA, MLIS
E-Resources Consultant
Southern Ontario Library Service
1 Yonge Street, Suite 1504
Toronto, ON M5E 1E5

416-961-1669 ext. 5180 or 1-800-387-5765