Author Helaine Becker
Author Helaine Becker
Author Aubrey Davis
Author Aubrey Davis
Author Werner Zimmerman
Author Werner Zimmerman
Author Michael Kusugak
Author Michael Kusugak

Let's Read: Our Purpose

The goal of Let's Read is to encourage family reading and each year one book is selected and distributed throughout the community. The Family Literacy Committee of Brant held the first Let's Read event in the winter of 2013. 

Let's Read provides a number of different activities and events for families to participate in, from author visits to storybook walks to special cultural programs. To view more photos of our past events, please visit our Facebook page


Let's Read: Our Selection

Our 2019 selection is Mattland by Hazel Hutchins and Gail Herbert, illustrated by Dušan Petričić. Celebrate the shared joy of reading with this stirring story about the power of play.

Click here to read our interview with author Hazel Hutchins!


Let's Read: How You Can Participate

Families who attended Let's Read events in our community will take home a copy of Hutchins's book. *


Let's Read 2019 Kick-Off Event

Sunday, January 27, 2019

This free family fun event features author Hazel Hutchins' amazing storytelling skills:


Pick up a free copy of the book Mattland,* and meet author Hazel Hutchins! We'll also enjoy crafts, activities, and snacks.


Let's Read with East Ward Echo Place Neighbourhood Association

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Maker Day: Explore your creative side with crafts, activities, technology, and more!

  • Major Ballachey Hub/Gym (105 Rawdon St.): 1:00-3:00 pm


Let's Read County Event

Saturday, April 13, 2019

During Paris Lions' Club Maple Syrup Festival.

  • County of Brant Public Library (Paris Branch, 12 William St. ): 10:00 am-12:00 pm


 *One book per household only, while supplies last.



Did you enjoy a reading of Mattland in your classroom? Download these free resources to continue learning! Clicking the link will direct you to the County of Brant Public Library's archives and a PDF version of the file.


Let's Read: Past Titles

  • 2018 The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson and Dušan Petričić
  • 2017 Snow Day by Werner Zimmerman
  • 2016 The Enormous Potato by Aubrey Davis and Dušan Petričić
  • 2015 Little Jack Horner LIVE! at from Corner by Helaine Becker and Mike Boldt
  • 2014 Big Bear Hug by Nicholas Oldland
  • 2013 Farm Team by Linda Bailey and Bill Slavin

Let's Read Together

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