Oxford County Library and Woodstock Public Library are once again teaming up for the 2024 edition of Oxford Reads. Each year, this community-wide reading initiative highlights a featured work of Canadian literature and offers additional programming throughout the summer and fall months to enhance the shared reading experience.

In advance of this year’s campaign, library staff are seeking input on the featured title. Anyone interested can vote for their favourite amongst a shortlist that includes:

  • Jameela Green Ruins Everything by Zarqa Nawaz
  • The Forgotten Home Child by Genevieve Graham
  • Daughters of the Deer by Danielle Daniel
  • Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton
  • Everyone in this Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin

Voting is open until Friday, May 17, at 11:59 p.m. To learn more about this year’s shortlist and cast a vote, visit www.oxfordreads.ca

Oxford Reads will announce the winning title in June and extend an invitation to the author to attend the Oxford Reads Gala this fall.


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About Oxford County Library

With a vision to “connect, discover, share, become,” Oxford County Library provides Oxford’s communities with excellent, responsive services in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Services encompass free lending of books, DVDs and other materials; access to online catalogues, databases and lifelong learning tools; community information; local history and genealogy support; children’s, teen, and adult programming; literacy services; job search resources and information about government services; computer access; the Kitchen Library and more. The Library’s 14 branches are located in Brownsville, Burgessville, Embro, Harrington, Ingersoll, Innerkip, Mount Elgin, Norwich, Otterville, Plattsville, Princeton, Tavistock, Thamesford and Tillsonburg. For more information visit www.ocl.net.


About Oxford County 

Located in southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 135,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” A partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is committed to 100% renewable energy, zero waste, zero poverty, and being 100% housed. Oxford County is situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, with a diversified local economy that is home to an innovative agricultural industry, leading automotive manufacturers, and the Oxford County Cheese Trail. Oxford also offers a thriving local arts and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The County’s Strategic Plan puts forward a vision of “Working together for a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable future.” The Oxford County Administration Building is in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca, follow us on social media, or download our Facts and Stats to learn more.