Congratulations to the authors of How Can I Help? A Week in My Life as a Psychiatrist and The Spawning Grounds both nominees for the Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen Award. In How Can I Help? authors David Goldbloom and Pier Bryden take the reader behind the scenes at one of Canada’s leading mental health hospitals. And Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s The Spawning Grounds tells the story of a troubled family, a torn nation, and a dying river.
One of eight programs that form the OLA’s Forest of Reading, the Evergreen Award reading program is comprised of the best titles in Canadian fiction and non-fiction for adults of any age. Over 250,000 Canadians participate each year in the Forest of Reading. A committee of library professionals chooses the titles nominated for the Evergreen Award, which are announced every January. This year, votes from readers will be tallied for the award in September and the winner will be announced during Ontario Public Library Week.