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“Because that’s what Hermione does,” said Ron, shrugging. “When in doubt, go to the library.”
—Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling.
Once upon a time, before there was Google, before there was Buzzfeed, before there were blogs and FAQs and AMAs, there was one reliable repository of all human knowledge.
Coincidentally, it was also the place that could always, always, ALWAYS guarantee you an adventure, an escape and—if that was what you wanted—a happy ending.
Maybe you found these through the back of a wardrobe, or by running off quixotically with a bunch of dwarves. Maybe it was a Golden Ticket that led you to a Great Glass Elevator. Or perhaps you were well-met by moonlight, compared to a summer's day, or reluctantly won over by a taciturn Mr. Darcy.
And though you didn't know it, when you got to The End, it was really just the beginning. The beginning of a lifelong relationship with books and a limitless, glorious world of possibility and imagination.
It's time to help another generation of Canadians find their way there. For the rest of this month, you can vote online for your favourite books, the ones that shaped your personality and sparked your imagination. And your vote will put a book in kids' hands across the country.
The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation will donate a set of the top 10 books to more than 200 underfunded local school libraries across Canada.
In many of these schools, the collections are sparse, their books battered and held together with tape, staples and librarians' goodwill. Do you know a school that needs assistance? Nominate it to receive $10,000 in new books from Love of Reading.
Vote online. Help our kids read happily ever after.
Click here to enter to win a prize pack of the top 10 books.