7 Books. 7 Libraries. 1 Winner.

Seven libraries are bringing their communities together with the 4th annual Simcoe Reads, a cover to cover competition for adults.

Each library has selected a local Champion and book they believe everyone in Simcoe County should read! Join the participating libraries: Barrie, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Essa, Innisfil, Midland, New Tecumseth, and Ramara for a summer of reading.

Thank you for joining us for a great event!

book cover for A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny, featuring a detail view of a painting of a pocket watch
book cover for Women Talking by Miriam Toews, featuring stylized text of the book title and author's name on a black background
book cover for Breast Cancer After the Diagnosis, featuring headshot of Jane Pritchard, the author
book cover for How to Calm Your Mind by Chris Bailey, depicts a painterly wave of water that settles into a calm, deep, blue at the bottom of the image
book cover for On the Ravine by Vincent Lam, featuring a stylized neck of a violin
book cover for the Maid by Nita Prose. Includes a stylized key hole, through which a maid can be seen running past
Book cover for Scarborough written by Catherine Hernandez, features a child running across an inner city subway platform

7 books, each chosen for their impact, timeliness, or narrative power. Read them all!

Explore the talks and event focused on the books chosen by our Champions. Follow your local libraries’ social media for more.