Please Note: These lists are separate from the award programs. No resources are provided through the password website for current registrants.
Light Reads, Great Stories: For new readers in adult literacy programs, ESL students and readers, and adult learners.
*Volunteer to be on the selection committee for this program. Accepting applications from library professionals with experience with adult learners. APPLICATION .
Kid Committee List: As chosen by our Kid Committee, comprised of readers from Grades 4 to 6 and Grades 7 and 8.
Teen Committee List: As chosen by our Kid Committee, comprised of readers from high school.
Retired Golden Oak Award Program: From 2003 to 2018, the Golden Oak Award™ program provided a unique opportunity for new readers in adult literacy programs to read books chosen specifically for them. This program helped new adult readers to gain the skills to accomplish everyday tasks, as well as foster the love of reading. The last award was given in June 2018.
OLA Best Bets Committee: As chosen by the Ontario Public Library Association Best Bets Committee, these lists select child and young adult books.