Keep Toronto Reading Journals unleashed!
Heads up: 170 little red journals are now roaming around the city, hanging out in bookstores and coffee shops and even visiting schools.
What are they doing there? You might well ask!
If you read these blogs regularly, you may well be aware that the Keep Toronto Reading Festival is coming up, which means that the library is trying extra hard throughout the month of April to get everyone in Toronto to come out of hibernation and talk about the books you love.
The journals are a part of the festival. As we did last year, we're launching one journal from each of our 99 branches into the community at large. We're asking readers to write about their favourite books: books that transformed them, moved them, opened up a new world for them or just made them happy. Then we're asking them to pass the journals on to other readers, and so on, and so on.
But this year, we're also making it easier for you to find a journal. We've introduced about 40 extra journals to fixed locations - coffee shops and bookstores - around the city. (Here's a map!) So you can drop by and let other readers know about your favourite books (and get book recommendations from others).
One last thing: if you find a journal, whether it's in a fixed location or roaming around freely, we'd like to know about it! You can leave a comment below telling us about your journal find. Or if you're a Twitter user, tweet the location of the journal you found - and make sure to include the hashtag #KTRjournal. We'll post your tweet in the twitter feed on the Keep Toronto Reading website.
Thanks, and happy journal hunting!