Guess who brought home the Georgian Bay Reads Trophy? That’s right, Collingwood Public Library. Congratulations to defender Ashley Kulchycki, supervisor of children and teen services, for a job well done!
“I am proud to have brought the trophy home to Collingwood for the first time,” says Kulchycki of her win. “The competition was very stiff and each book represented is a worthwhile read. Two thumbs up to all participants for an entertaining evening.”
The Georgian Bay Reads Trophy is proudly displayed in the Library’s Williams/Westcott Art Walk with the winning book.
Taking place last Saturday, Georgian Bay Reads was a night to remember as participants from five local libraries competed against each other, debating over which is the best Canadian book. Over 200 people attended the fourth annual event, hosted this year by Wasaga Beach Public Library. Representatives from Meaford, Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Clearview and Wasaga Beach presented their case for five extraordinary Canadian books.
Kulchycki keenly argued the reasons why her choice, a mystery novel featuring an 11-year-old heroine with a passion for poison, should win. After a read-off against Blue Mountains’ pick Barometer Rising by Hugh MacLennan, Kulchycki was voted the winner.