Thursday, May 23, 2019
This Indigenous History Month, from June 3 to 30th, readers all across Canada are invited to read Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont as part of the One eRead Canada campaign. Along with other participating libraries across Canada, Surrey Libraries will make the ebook and eaudiobook editions of Glass Beads available with no holds or waitlists all month long.
About the Book
Glass Beads is by Saskatchewan-born Plains Cree author, actor, and comedian Dawn Dumont. It's an engaging collection of interconnected short stories about four First Nations people, set against a backdrop of two decades of political, social, and cultural change.
How to Participate
If you live, work, go to school or own property in Surrey, you can access Glass Beads with your library card and the Libby app.
In addition to gaining unlimited access to the book, you'll be able to discuss it with other readers across the country:
- On social media using the hashtag #1eReadLivrelCanada
- In a Facebook Group, hosted by Vancouver Public Library and open to all
- At a Facebook Live event with the author, on June 12th at 5pm PST. You can submit questions for Dawn Dumont using the hashtag #Question.
About One eRead Canada
One eRead Canada is organized by the Canadian Urban Libraries Council/Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) - the people behind the eContent for Libraries campaign. Libraries are facing very high costs for ebooks and eaudiobooks - and some titles aren't available to libraries at all. With this campaign, CULC wants to show that libraries introduce readers to new books, which actually helps to drive sales to publishers.
About Thistledown Press
Glass Beads’ publisher, Thistledown Press, is an independent Canadian publisher that is taking an active role in making eContent more accessible to the public, in partnership with public libraries.