The Forest of Reading® Festival is the culmination of the Forest program. Participants report that the Festival celebration is a key incentive for reader participation in the reading program. The signature Toronto Festival celebration attracts 15,000+ participants and is held annually in May in Toronto. This three-day event features the award ceremonies for each category, author/illustrator workshops, autographing, and roving entertainment.
The OLA has some capacity to co-host local Festivals in conjunction with a local organizing committee of OLA members. To ensure success, OLA has requirements to support a festival in your community. This is based on an event for 1,000 or more attendees.
- General Information about the Program and Festival
- Hosting Information
- Local Committee Roles and Responsibilities
- Sample Budget
- Full Hosting Manual
Forest more information on hosting a Festival please contact:
Director, Forest of Reading
416-363-3388 ext. 222