First Nation Communities Read is an annual reading program launched in 2003 by the First Nations public library community in Ontario. The posters foster inclusion as well as an opportunity for public libraries to showcase and promote contemporary Aboriginal literature.
First Nation Communities Read selected and recommended titles encourage family literacy, and intergenerational storytelling. They are written and/or illustrated by First Nation, Métis, or Inuit creators; and contain First Nation, Métis, or Inuit content.
The Periodical Marketers of Canada’s (PMC) Aboriginal Literature Award will provide the creators of the First Nation Communities Read 2018-19 title selection with a $5,000 prize. Annual title selection takes place in May of each year, as a lead in to National Aboriginal History Month in June.
The 2018-2019 poster will promote Aboriginal titles from two separate categories: Children (19 titles) and YA/Adult (20 titles).
The selected titles are available on the Saskatchewan Single Integrated Library System (SILS) Catalogue and can be accessed by public library card holders from any public library in the province. A supply of posters will be ordered and distributed province-wide to public libraries and First Nations in Saskatchewan.
If you would like to order additional posters or seek further information on First Nation Communities Read, please visit