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Children's Book Awards

Red Maple Award
Connects students and teachers to a reading program offered for the enjoyment of students in Grades 7 and 8.

Silver Birch Award
Connects students and teachers to an award that is given to literature that is voted on by grade 4, 5 and 6 students in Ontario. Promotes reading in children by allowing Canadian authors to be more visible within their own community.

American Library Association's Winning Titles
Connects kids to the best books that the United States has to offer. This site provides a way for kids to be active in choosing the winning titles, and helps kids to get more involved in reading.

Caldecott Medal
This site provides links to purchasing the books that have been honoured by the Caldecott Medal. It also contains links to other literary awards.

Canadian Children's Book Awards
A list of the different awards throughout Canada for Children’s book, and provides links to their sites.

International Children's Book Awards
A list of the different awards for English Language Children’s book throughout the world, and provides links to their sites.

Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award
This site is broken up into various sections of use to Canadian writers, or those looking into Canadian writing. What you will find here is a mixture of all genres- not simply a fiction directory. Included are non-fiction, genre, children's, and young adult writers.

Society of School Librarians International Book Awards
The Society of School Librarians International (SSLI) gives annual awards in various categories to outstanding trade books for young people, published in the preceding year. This site explains the categories of this award and listings of the winner, as well as a search engine to allow finding a specific book easier.

School Library Journal
School Library Journal, the print magazine, and now SLJ.com serve librarians who work with young people in schools and public libraries. The two resources give librarians information needed to integrate libraries into the school curriculum, become leaders in the areas of technology, reading, and information literacy, and create high-quality collections for children and young adults.

Young Readers' Choice Award
This site explains the how this award came to be and how it works, dealing with children in Canada and the United States. Has a frequently asked question area and other ways to understand the award and how to get involved with it.

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Upcoming Special Events

  • BookMarks Meet The Author
    Meet author and former Canadian Equestrian contender in the Olympics Claire Smith at the Library at 2pm! FREE admission. Details

  • Seedy Saturday
    Join us at the Brockville Memorial for fun activities for kids, local garden clubs and market vendors and a free seed swap from 10 am to 1 pm! Details

  • Terrarium Workshop
    Learn the basic foundation of building an open terrarium at the Union Jack from 7-9 pm. Tickets available at the Library and online! In partnership with Primrose & Willow. Details

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