Ready to Read Backpacks

The Ready to Read backpacks are bags filled with six hand-picked picture books aimed at children ages 6 and under. Backpacks are re-filled with a different mix of books after each use – the contents are therefore a surprise for the parent/caregiver and the child every time!

The Ready to Read backpacks make it easier and more convenient for parents and caregivers to offer their children quality reading material that support the Every Child Ready to Read activities. The books are “must-reads”, staff favourites, classic picture books, and easy to read information books from our non-fiction collection.

The Ready to Read backpacks are available at every branch. The loan period for the backpack is three weeks and it is renewable. Each book in the backpack must be checked out individually. The backpacks cannot be requested.

The Ready to Read backpacks were made possible with financial support from the Friends of the OPL