Coming Soon




Forest of Reading® begins Wednesday, February 17 2021.


The Region of Waterloo Library and the three other public library systems in Waterloo Region (Waterloo Public Library, Kitchener Public Library, and Idea Exchange) are working together to offer Forest of Reading®. 


To participate, please sign up online, read the books, vote for your favourite title, and participate in related activities. Check out the guide below to find which tree is best for you. 


Program NameAge/Grade RangeBook Type/Language
Blue Spruce Award®ages 4-7, JK–Grade 2English, picture books
Silver Birch Express Award®ages 8-10, Grades 3–4English, fiction / non-fiction
Silver Birch Fiction Award®ages 8-12, Grades 3–6English, fiction
Yellow Cedar Award®ages 9-14, Grades 5–8English, non-fiction
Red Maple Award®ages 12-14, Grades 7–8English, fiction
White Pine Award®high school, Grades 9–12English, fiction
Le prix Peuplier®VariesFrench, picture books
Le prix Mélèze (Formerly Le prix Tamarac Express)®VariesFrench, shorter chapter books or mature picture books (maximum 100 pages)
Le prix Tamarac®VariesFrench, chapter books (100-250 pages)
Evergreen Award™Adults of any ageEnglish, fiction / non-fiction








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