All Ontarians are invited to participate in these seven reading programs via their local public or school library, encouraging people of all ages to develop their love of reading. More than 250,000 readers across Ontario participate each year. The culmination of the program is an amazing two-day awards event called the “Festival of Trees™”, attended by more than 6,500 guests and the nominated authors.

Programs for children are designed for various age ranges as follows:

Blue Spruce Award

For JK – Grade 2

Silver Birch Award and Express

For Grades 3 - 6

Red Maple Award

Grades 7 – 8

White Pine

Grades 9 – 12