Innisfil ideaLAB & Library Announces Their Simcoe Reads 2022 Champion 

Innisfil ideaLAB & Library invites you to participate in our summer adult reading challenge, Simcoe Reads! 7 Libraries. 7 Books. 1 Winner.

Based on the popular CBC event, Canada Reads, seven Simcoe County Libraries have the opportunity to square off against each other and champion their book in the third annual Simcoe Reads!  Join our seven local libraries: Barrie, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Essa, Innisfil, Midland, New Tecumseth, and Ramara for this cover to cover conversation. Each library has selected one book for the challenge, along with a local celebrity to champion the title. Innisfil’s book of choice is Not on My Watch by Alexandra Morton and we are excited to have this title defended by our Community Champion, Jeanette Luchese!

Want to join in the challenge?  Over the next three months, we encourage everyone in Innisfil to read Not on My Watch by Alexandra Morton. Alexandra Morton is a field biologist turned activist who has done groundbreaking research on the damaging impact of ocean-based salmon farming on the coast of British Columbia. She has co-authored more than twenty scientific papers on the impact of salmon farming on migratory salmon, and her book Not on My Watch is a national bestseller. We’re also pleased to announce that we will be hosting a free, virtual author event with Alexandra Morton on the evening of Tuesday, August 9th.

Don’t forget to check out and read all the other Simcoe Reads book selections this year. Copies are available at our Library branches. You can also access eBook and eAudiobook copies through the Library’s online resources. Did you love a particular book or perhaps one was just not your cup of tea? We want to hear from you! Write and submit a short book review on any of the Simcoe Reads book selections. Participate in the Book Reviews for your chance to win a prize! Receive ballot entries for our grand prize draw, where lucky winners will receive a gift certificate to a local restaurant! In September, join us as Community Champions engage in a cover to cover conversation to represent their book in a final, live, exchange. We’ll be cheering on Jeanette Luchese, as she champions Innisfil’s book and represents our Library and vibrant community of Innisfil!
Visit to learn more about Simcoe Reads and submit a book review!