Monthly Archives: March 2018

Adam Silvera author of They Both Die at the End

Message from Angie Thomas author of The Hate U Give

“I’m absolutely honored that The Hate U Give has been nominated for the Teen Reader’s Choice Award. My sincerest thanks to the entire committee and to everyone who participates!” — Angie Thomas

Message from Sandhya Menon author of When Dimple Met Rishi

“I’m honored that When Dimple Met Rishi has been shortlisted for the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board Teen Reader’s Choice Award! To all the teens about to delve into Dimple and Rishi’s world–I hope you have the best time! Kismet and kisses!” 

Warm wishes,


Meet Matthew W. Cole: BA, MLIS (Librarian)

“Over the 2017 Christmas break I created four very different poster designs to see which direction other committee members felt like going after our previous vendor produced similar designs several years in a row. After a specific design was selected there was several weeks of sending various editions of that design back and forth between TRCA committee members to fine tune the design; making sure the books are a central focus and making sure all the relevant information was appropriately displayed. As a committee we decided that the snappy header of ‘4 Months: 10 Books: 1 Winner‘ was a concise choice for advertising the essence of the TRCA program. With the help of Emily Fahey, Coordinator of Literacy at the CCRSB head office in Truro, we received colour prints of our posters, bookmarks and voting slips, and we were able to customize the number of copies of each item so that we didn’t have to pay for more material than necessary.

Images were sourced from Google using the ‘labeled for noncommercial reuse with modification’ filter. I used open source free fonts and did the majority of the design in GIMP, an open source image editing software similar to Photoshop, though the fonts had to be loaded into PowerPoint first and turned into images before they could be used in GIMP. I had a lot of fun working on this project and, as I am in the process of teaching myself how to use GIMP, was able to significantly improve my capability with this software! Now that I’ve finished work on the promotional material I am excited to have the time to sit down and read the TRCA books, all of which seem fabulous :)”


Lily and Dunkin

Sun Is Also A Star

Top Ten – 2018

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Hate You Give