The Forest of Reading is Canada's largest recreational reading program where readers select the winners! This initiative by the Ontario Library Association (OLA) offers seven reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. More than 270,000 readers participate every year individually, or at their school or public library. Please do not close your browser while registering. The form may take a few seconds to load on each step.

Please be advised that Forest of Reading registrations are non-refundable/final sale and by registering you agree to full payment.

Registration Fees (13% HST Extra)

Elementary School: $40 OLA Member/$55 Non OLA member

Secondary School: $30 OLA Member/$45 Non OLA member

Community Member: $20 OLA Member/$35 Non OLA member

What you get with your registration...

RESOURCES: Over 500 resources to use with your readers.

VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISITS: Forest Fridays (English) and Mercre-LIT (French) virtual author visits! From January to June.

VOTING: Democracy in Action! Receive official voting privileges and encourage reader engagement by giving your readers the power to choose the winners of the award programs.

COMMUNITY: Unite your readers with fellow readers across Canada and internationally through the Forest of Reading Facebook and Twitter pages. Receive exclusive updates from the Forest.

CULTIVATING A LOVE OF READING: Create a meaningful experience for your readers and create opportunities for reluctant readers to get excited about reading. Support and celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors, and illustrators.

Help support Forest of Reading outreach through the I Read Canadian Fund. Find out more and donate here!


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