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The Forest of Reading® is Canada’s largest recreational reading program and an initiative of the Ontario Library Association. Designed to encourage a love of reading, the Forest of Reading celebrates Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators. Ages 4-18 can participate in one or more of the reading challenges for their age/grade category. There are both English and French book challenges. Oxford County Library is encouraging participants like you to discover as many of the books as you can in your age/grade category and vote on your favourite with us in April!

Track Your Reading and Engage with the Books

Join a Beanstack Challenge to track your reading online and gain badges!

Register your child through Beanstack or download the app*. Sign up for the Forest of Reading challenge for your age/grade group. Log when you read nominated titles and complete activity badges!

*If signing up with the Beanstack App, be sure to choose “School, Library, or Bookstore” when asked to choose an organization type and then choose Oxford County Library.

Vote for Your Favourite

Vote for your favourite books to support and celebrate Canadian authors, illustrators, and publishers, giving them a chance to win a Forest of Reading award! Forest of Reading voting through Oxford County Library will take place from April 1st until April 30th. Participants will be able to vote at a ballot box in their local branch or virtually here on our website on an online form starting in April. Please submit only one vote per award category.

Voting is now closed! Thank you to everyone who participated!

Oxford County Library patron favourites and the Forest of Reading award winners will be announced in May.

Reading Lists

We've put together reading lists for you to easily check out the nominated books by award category. We encourage children and youth to read as many of the books from their program as possible to vote. Connect with us and share your reading journey on social media! Tag us @OxfordCountyLibrary! Happy reading!