This is your final chance to vote for Brooks Reads 2012. Cast your vote here online or by coming into the Brooks Public Library and filling out a ballot. Remember, everyone who votes is entered to win a Brooks Reads Prize Pack which includes a one year individual membership to the Brooks Public Library. Votes must be submited before midnight on October 31, 2011.

Brooks Reads: Staff Picks - Nominated Titles
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Jar City by Arnaldur Indridason
Room by Emma Donoghue
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

What is Brooks Reads?

Brooks Reads is hosted by the Brooks Public Library every October, and celebrates literacy and Canadian Library Month. Each year, five local residents are asked to nominate a book of their choice that they feel the community would enjoy reading. Throughout the month of October, Brooks residents are invited to vote online or in the library for the book that they feel should be the one book that 'Brooks Reads' at the end of the month a winner is crowned!

In October 2007 the Brooks Public Library hosted the first ever Brooks Reads competition. Five Brooks residents chose the books that they love to read. After 31 days of intense voting, the community chose Sahara by Clive Cussler as the book that everyone in Brooks should read.

In October 2008, the Brooks Public Library hosted the second Brooks Reads event. At the end of a very close race, the community chose The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans as the book for Brooks to read in 2009.

In October 2009, the people of Brooks selected When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman as the book to read in 2010.

In October 2010, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert was selected by the residents of Brooks as the book that Brooks should read in 2011.