Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Evergreen reading program

Georgina Public Libraries is gearing up for another busy summer of reading, prizes and fun. Our newest summer reading program comes with a twist- it’s for adults.

The evergreen award, created by the Ontario Library Association, gives adult library patrons the opportunity to vote for a work of Canadian fiction or non-fiction that they have liked the most. Adults of all ages have the opportunity to win prizes while reading fantastic Canadian books.

Ten books are shortlisted for the evergreen award. They are all Canadian, and appeal to a wide range of audiences. The evergreen Shortlist includes fiction, science fiction and non-fiction books. Well-known books such as Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibbs, The Girls by Lori Lansens and Race Against Time by Stephen Lewis are just a few of the titles on the shortlist.

The contest is simple: visit your local Georgina Public Library branch to pick up an evergreen Shortlist, and sign out one of the titles. With every book signed out, readers will receive a ballot for a monthly draw. Readers who have signed out at least half of the shortlist will be eligible to vote for their favourite book, and will receive a ballot to win a grand prize.

The evergreen award contest is being generously sponsored by the Town of Georgina, and several local businesses. Prizes include monthly family swim passes, theatre tickets, gift certificates to local restaurants, and many more!

More details on the evergreen award summer reading contest may be found at http://www.georgina-library.com/, or at your local Georgina Public Library Branch.

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