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May 30 2019

Library partnership to launch nation-wide eBook campaign

Dawn Dumont’s Glass Beads to kick off national campaign to increase availability of e-materials

Milton Public Library is excited to announce the launch of the Canadian Urban Libraries Council inaugural One eRead Canada campaign from June 3 to 30, 2019.

Participating Canadian public libraries will be offering free, unlimited access to the campaign’s first book, Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont, in eBook and eAudiobook format across digital content platforms. This book will be available to all library cardholders with no holds or waitlists.

One eRead Canada is the latest initiative of CULC. One eRead Canada and similar programs introduce readers and listeners to new titles and authors, positively impacting sales of digital content.

The campaign’s inaugural book, Glass Beads by Saskatchewan-born Indigenous author, actor, and comedian Dawn Dumont is a collection of interconnected short stories, focused on the lives of four First Nations people against a backdrop of two decades of political, social, and cultural change. With this selection, One eRead Canada also seeks to help foster national conversation around reconciliation, Indigenous experiences and the importance of #ownvoices stories.

Saskatoon Public Library will be hosting an online live author event on Wednesday, June 12 at 8pm. Dawn Dumont will be interviewed about her book, Glass Beads, in the public book discussion that will be streamed on Facebook live. The public is encouraged to submit questions for Dawn prior to the event through social media using the hashtag #1eReadLivrelCanada.

“As a member of CULC, we are delighted to be able to support the inaugural One eRead Canada. Not only does the chosen title provide all Canadians with an opportunity to read the same eBook but it raises important issues in Canada’s history. Support for the initiative also highlights the issues faced by Canadian Public Libraries in accessing affordable eresources.” states Mark Williams, MPL’s Chief Librarian.

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