Programs for Adults



The Golden Oak Award™

The Golden Oak Award™ reading program provides a unique opportunity for new readers in adult literacy programs to read books chosen specifically for them. They can read the books by themselves, with their tutors, or as part of a reading group. This program helps new adult readers to gain the skills to accomplish everyday tasks, as well as foster the love of reading.

Award Given: As part of The Learners' Conference in Toronto in June

Current Nominees

From 2003 to present



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