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October is Canadian Library Month

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Canadian Library Month

Throughout October, libraries across Canada celebrate and raise awareness about the impact and significance libraries play in this country. This national event is a chance to highlight the importance of libraries in the pursuit of literacy, knowledge and lifelong learning.

In 2017, the Ontario Library Association has taken the lead in providing a theme “A Visit Will Get You Thinking” as well as bookmarks, posters and graphics. These sharable graphics can be found on DropBox, and can be printed, posted and distributed within libraries and schools throughout the province for free.

The NLLA Annual Poetry Contest is back! This year we are looking for rhyming poems that revolve around the theme “A Visit Will Get You Thinking”. We will have four separate categories for students; Primary (k-3), Elementary (4-6), Intermediate (7-9) and Secondary (10-12) where students have a chance to win a fabulous prize pack. Winners and select poems will be highlighted by the NLLA on their website and social media.

All entries must be submitted by October 23. They can be emailed to or mailed to:
PO Box 23192
Churchill Square
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4J9


Freedom to Read Week Contest

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freedom to Read Week 2015February 22-28, 2015 is Freedom to Read Week in Canada, an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Celebrate your Freedom to Read! Tell us about a banned or challenged book you’ve read! To find out if a book has been banned/challenged, visit

To enter, complete our Entry Form with the following information:
1) The title and author of the book you read
2) Why it was banned or challenged
3) Why everyone should have the freedom to choose what they read
4) Your contact information

Winners will be drawn from eligible entries and will receive a selection of books according to their age group. Entry deadline is March 31, 2015.

Please send entries to:
NLLA, F2R Contest
PO Box 23192
Churchill Square
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4J9

Or submit by email with the subject line “Contest”. Good luck!

NLLA Canadian Library Month Winner!

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Library Association is pleased to announce that Kevin Sharpe (age 14), of Pearce Junior High School in Burin Bay Arm, is the winner of our Canadian Library Month Libraries Inspire contest! Kevin has won a $25 Chapter’s gift card and the library of his choice, Pearce Junior High School’s library, has won $1000 worth of books, generously donated by Library Services Centre!

Kevin’s favorite book is Eragon by Christopher Paolini.

It inspires him because:

“It’s about someone who is just ordinary at the start, and gets thrust into an extraordinary world of adventure. It inspires me since it reminds me that no matter how ordinary things may seem, there is something special in everyone.”

Canadian Library Month: Libraries Inspire Contest

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cla-LibraryMonth-banner-web-e-v1-300x158October is Canadian Library Month and the theme for 2014 is “Libraries Inspire”! Celebrate Canadian Library Month with us.

The NLLA along with our sponsor, the Library Services Centre (LSC), are holding a contest where you could win $1000 worth of books for a library in Newfoundland & Labrador!

We want to know how libraries inspire; tell us your favourite book and why it inspires you. If your entry is selected, the school or public library of your choice will win $1000 worth of books from LSC (and there’s a prize for you, too!).

There are two ways to enter:

1. Complete our online entry form
2. Download an english or french entry form and mail it to: NLLA, CLM contest, PO Box 23192, Churchill Square, St. John’s, NL, A1B 4J9

The winner will be chosen from all the entries received by November 30, 2014.

You can also download a bilingual promo sheet with contest details. To find out more about how libraries are celebrating Canadian Library Month, and for a free library tool kit to promote CLM in your library, visit:


Winners of the 2014 Book Bingo Contest

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The winners of the NLLA’s 2014 Freedom to Read Week Book Bingo Contest have been announced!

iPad mini:  Debbie McGee from St. John’s (age category 22-90). Chapter’s gift card:   Irene Sheppard from Lewisporte (age category 22-90).

Selections of books:
Keely Somerton from Whitbourne (age category 5-10).  Chloe Connolly from Lark Harbour (age category 11-15).  Holly Kelly McIvers from Corner Brook (age category 16-21).  Carolyn Morgan from St. John’s(age category 22-90).  Lisa Dunne from Mt. Pearl(age category 22-90).  Elizabeth Fewer from St. John’s(age category 22-90).  R.N. Hiscott from St. John’s(age category 22-90).  Jef Douglas from Steady Brook (age category 22-90).

Thanks to all our participants, and to this year’s committee members: Amanda Power, Beth Maddigan, Lorraine Jackson, Jewel Cousens, and Emily Blackmore.

Freedom to Read Contest Continues until April 17

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Enter to win the Grand Prize of an iPad Mini!

Enter to win the Grand Prize of an iPad Mini!

Our Freedom to Read Week Book Bingo Contest will be open until April 17, featuring our Grand Prize of an iPad Mini!

Need some hints? Visit local Newfoundland book publisher’s sites to find books that match the Bingo squares:

Boulder Publications

Breakwater Books

Creative Book Publishing

DRC Publishers

Flanker Press

Freedom to Read Week Contest Launch event

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Join us at the A.C. Hunter Library, on Tuesday, February 25, at 7:00 pm to celebrate Freedom to Read Week, an event that marks the wonderful freedom to read that we Canadians enjoy.

Guest Speaker: Noted Newfoundland & Labrador Author, Kevin Major

Guest Speaker: Noted Newfoundland & Labrador Author, Kevin Major

Noted Newfoundland and Labrador author, Kevin Major, will be our guest speaker, and will talk about what it’s like to have your book challenged by a school board system. Local publishers will be in attendance with their books available for purchase, and there will be refreshments and a door prize. This event is free and open to the public.

The event will launch the NLLA’s Book Bingo Contest. The grand prize winner will be announced early in May and will receive an iPad mini. Additional prizes include selections of locally published books or a Chapters/Coles giftcard.

The A.C. Hunter Library is located in the Arts & Culture Centre on Allandale Road, St. John’s. For more details about the event or Book Bingo Contest, please contact Newfoundland & Labrador Collections Librarian, Jewel Cousens, at 737-3432.

The NLLA wishes to thank all of our sponsors and partners: