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FOREST OF READING® FESTIVAL OF TREES™ WELCOMES
THOUSANDS OF YOUNG READERS TO HARBOURFRONT CENTRE

What: Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ welcomes thousands of young readers to the Harbourfront Centre site each year for two days of activities celebrating the love of reading – award ceremonies, fun workshops, book signings, and more! Events are the culmination of thousands of votes and 250,000 participants from across Ontario.

Presented by the Ontario Library Association and Authors at Harbourfront Centre.

When: Tuesday, May 15 & Wednesday, May 16, 2012; 9am–2pm

Where: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

Who: More than 70 authors/illustrators, hundreds of Ontario schools and 7,000 attendees
Participants for this year’s Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ include: Forest of Reading®-nominated authors Kelley Armstrong, Gail Sidonie Sobat, Wes “Maestro” Williams, Neil Pasricha, and Kevin Sylvester, and ALOUD: a Celebration for Young Readers participants Eric Walters, Teresa Toten, and Karen Levine.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Jennifer Asselin 416-973-4395 or Jovana Jankovic 416-973-5836; authorsmedia@harbourfrontcentre.com

The Ontario Library Association (OLA) creates programmes, advocacy, and promotion for its more than 5,000 members who work in primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities, and public libraries across Ontario. The mission of the OLA is to foster free public access to information, and to promote Canada’s history and culture through the programmes and services of the libraries of Ontario.

Since its inception in 1974, Authors at Harbourfront Centre has hosted over 7,500 authors from more than 100 countries, including 19 Nobel Laureates. Our season runs from September to June and includes the annual International Festival of Authors (IFOA) (October 18–28, 2012), including YoungIFOA and IFOA Ontario; and the annual ALOUD: a Celebration for Young Readers with Forest of Reading® Festival of Trees™ (May 15–16, 2012). For more information visit readings.org.
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