Programs for Adults



The Evergreen Award™

The Evergreen Award™ is designed for adults of any age and the lists are comprised of Canadian fiction and non-fiction titles. Adult library patrons have the opportunity to explore these books by themselves, through their public library or just in a book club format. A group of experienced library staff have come together to share their favourite reading with adult readers.

Award Given: Ontario Public Library Week in October

Current Nominees

From 2005 to present



The Golden Oak Award™ - Retired

From 2003 to 2018, the Golden Oak Award™ reading program provided a unique opportunity for new readers in adult literacy programs to read books chosen specifically for them. They read the books by themselves, with their tutors, or as part of a reading group. 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 and then this tree was retired.

From 2003 to 2018