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Recommended Reading

Reading suggestions from the librarians of Western Counties Regional Library.

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Get Growing!

Planning on growing your own garden this year? This booklist has resources for you to learn how to start your seeds, plan your garden, and make your garden beds so you can have a successful growing season! To see the list of titles, click here.
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Celebrate Freedom to Read Week

Freedom to read week takes place every February and encourages Canadians to think about and celebrate intellectual freedom. This list features titles that have faced challenges across North America. Check one out today and celebrate your freedom to read with the whole family! To see the list of titles, click here.
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Heritage Day 2024: William Hall

The 2024 Heritage Day honouree is William Hall, the first Black person, the first Nova Scotian and one of the first Canadians to receive the Victoria Cross, the British Empire’s highest award for bravery, in 1859. Learn more about William Hall’s life and Black history in Nova Scotia with this book list. To see the list of titles, click here.
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Celebrate African Heritage Month for Kids

February is African Heritage Month. Learn about Black history and celebrate the many contributions Black Canadians have made with this reading list featuring fiction and non-fiction titles for kids. To see the list of titles, click here.
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Celebrate African Heritage Month

February is African Heritage Month. Learn about Black history and celebrate the many contributions Black Canadians have made with this reading list featuring fiction and non-fiction titles for adults. To see the list of titles, click here.

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Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading as a family. Celebrate family literacy day by researching your family history, writing down a family story, or trying a new family recipe. End the day with a family story time, here are some suggestions! To see the list of titles, click here.