News from New Brunswick

Read Around New Brunswick

New Brunswick Public Library Service invites everyone to join in an exciting reading challenge that’s popping up in libraries all across the province, Read Around New Brunswick. Read Around New Brunswick challenges participants to read books set in, or written by authors from, six New Brunswick regions inspired by the province’s scenic drives: North, Acadian Coast, Miramichi Valley, Southeast, Fundy Coast and the Saint John River Valley.

Scorecards to track reading progress are available to print from the New Brunswick Public Library Service website,, or in any of the New Brunswick public libraries and bookmobiles. Many libraries are planning programs that tie into the challenge, including author visits, book clubs and chances to enter for prizes.

Lists of reading suggestions have been created in English and French for each of the six regions and are available in the online catalogue, Vision. The New Brunswick Author Portal was recently launched on the New Brunswick Public Library Service website and contains information about New Brunswick authors and their work. There are also Book Club in a Bag kits available for over 50 New Brunswick authors. These kits are available to sign out in all of the public libraries and bookmobiles and contain everything needed to run a book club, including ten copies of the same book, a biography of the author and discussion questions.

The New Brunswick Author Portal and Book Club in a Bag kits for New Brunswick titles were made possible with funds provided by the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture through the New Brunswick Book Policy.

Discover New Brunswick authors and learn about our rich literary tradition.