Haldimand County Public Library Announces 2021 One Book, One Haldimand Reading Selection

Join fellow Haldimand County readers by participating in this year’s One Book One Haldimand program!

One Book One Haldimand is an annual community-wide reading program through which individuals across Haldimand County are encouraged to read a selected Canadian title and join the author and other community members for a virtual reading and Q&A in early December.

This year’s selection, Precious Cargo, written by Canadian author Craig Davidson, was a finalist for Canada Reads in 2018 and was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The book follows a young Craig Davison before he became a critically acclaimed writer.

“Broke and living alone while trying unsuccessfully to write, Davison plucked a flyer out of his mailbox. It read “Bus Drivers Wanted,” and it marked his first step towards an unlikely new career: driving a school bus for kids with special needs. Fortified only with a sense of humour similar to that of his charges, a creative approach to the challenge of driving an awkward vehicle while corralling a rowdy gang of schoolchildren, and unexpected reserves of empathy, Davison takes us along for the ride.” – Inside Cover

Copies of Precious Cargo are available now at all library branches. Individuals who wish to read the book may call 289-674-0400 to arrange a curbside pickup.

More information about the virtual author visit will be shared and posted on the library’s website and social medial pages in late October.

Share your love of reading and community by participating in One Book One Haldimand 2021. For more information or to suggest a title by an Ontario author for 2022, please contact Katrina Krupicz, Community Outreach Coordinator at 905-318-5932 ext. 6118.