First Nation Public Library Week takes place each October as part of Canadian Library Month. It was created in 2020 by First Nation librarians and now includes many municipal public libraries as well.
SPL is celebrating FNPLW in order to:
- Celebrate and raise awareness of First Nation resources, services, programs, and activities.
- Increase awareness of First Nation peoples and cultures, past and present.
- Making available materials that portray First Nations accurately and sensitively.
SKAÍHWA’T | DGOGAABWI | STANDING TOGETHER
The 2023 theme describes the act of coming together as one group to understand and support each other. The act of solidarity is described in three languages:
- SKAÍHWA’T - Mohawk - the concept of consensus on one matter, standing together
- DGOGAABWI - Anishinaabemowin - stand with others, participate with others
- STANDING TOGETHER - English
Participate in First Nations Public Library Week
- Read books from the First Nation Communities Read selections
- Visit our Indigenous Resources landing page for books, films, music, web resources and more that feature Indigenous voices
- Browse through the Indigenous Connections Hub, a comprehensive collection of online resources to spark joy and learning, and foster good relations