Encouraging Reading

The Joy of Reading Celebration was inspired by the Forest of Reading, Canada’s largest literacy event for young readers. Karen Upper, Itinerant Librarian from the Near North School Board, recognized the need for this type of Celebration within the Almaguin Highlands!


Turning a Vision into Reality

Ms. Upper, has always encouraged a passion for reading in her young patrons, but she knew there was more that could be done! When she shared her vision for a celebration of reading with six Librarians in the Almaguin Highlands, the Joy of Reading Celebration was born!


Huge thank you to: The Burk’s Falls, Armour, and Ryerson Union Public Library, Perry Township Library, Sundridge Public Library, South River Public Library, and Powassan Public Library

Continuing for Years to Come

The Joy of Reading Celebration encourages people of all ages to get excited about reading!


Our mission is to further encourage reading by making the Joy of Reading Celebration an annual event for communities with the Almaguin Highlands.


Our hope is that the Joy of Reading will grow to include all of Ontario and bring readers from around the world to the beautiful Almaguin Highlands!

© 2020 by the Joy of Reading Celebration Committee

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