What a wonderful initiative! This program allows kids to borrow without a library card, on the honour system.
It seems to me that by demonstrating this trust, the library community is telling the child how much they are valued – and it also lets them know how much reading is valued.
Congratulations to Oakville Public library for this great encouragement of literacy in kids who mightn’t have otherwise had much access to it.
Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Cuckoo’s Flight, a companion to the highly acclaimed Bronze Age novels Dragonfly Song and Swallow’s Dance. Read full bio