Forest of Reading Kid and Teen Committees

The Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading program is putting together the Forest Kid and Teen Committees again in spring 2019!

OLA invites avid readers who are in Grades 4 to 6, Grades 7 and 8, and high school to join three separate committees and share their opinions on Canadian books for kids and teens.

We will bring together three groups of passionate readers to select a list of 10-20 books for other students their age around Ontario. This group will advocate for their favourite books and work with teachers and library staff to engage in great conversations about Canada’s best new books.

The opportunity to attend in person and virtually will be possible in 2019. Please note that travel and accommodation expenses are not covered.

The day runs from 10 am to 3 pm at the Forest of Reading/OLA Office at 2 Toronto Street, Toronto, Ontario. Committee members attending in person are asked to be dropped off and picked up by an adult parent/guardian if under the age of 16.

Participants chosen will be given books and swag, and will have an amazing day with other avid readers!


Application Deadline: April 12, 2019

Meeting Dates:
Teen Committee (White Pine): May 3, 2019  
Kid Committee (Silver Birch and Red Maple): May 24, 2019

Past Summer Reading Lists:



For more information, please contact the Director of the Forest of Reading, Meredith Tutching.