Read Local: Writers in Residence

Books by local writers in Burlington

The library has your local reading material! As a writer for young people, I know first hand the instant connection a local story setting can have on a young person. Burlington kids love knowing that something exciting can happen in their own back yard, it encourages them not only to read but to write themselves especially knowing the author lives close by too!

But also as a reader myself and a traveller I love reading stories from the places I’ve visited or, even better, about the place I live. Therefor to celebrate Canada 150, A Different Drummer Books owner, Ian Elliott and I worked together with Burlington public librarians to create a display that would show visitors and residents some locally produced literature.

This book display features 71 books from a variety of both children’s and adult’s authors and illustrators. The exhibit has already traveled to many libraries and will continue to December 2017. Visit the display and enjoy reading local:

· September – Brant Hills

· October – Central

· November – Aldershot

· December – Central

Submitted by Burlington children’s author, Sylvia McNicoll

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