The Literacy Network of Durham Region is proud to support the bibliotherapy model in Durham Region. Bibliotherapy uses literature to spark discussion, conversation and reflection in small groups in order to strengthen community connections and personal resilience. Each group is led by a facilitator who reads poems, prose and other versions of the written word and participants then share their thoughts, feelings and interpretations of the material. Bibliotherapy is taking place in libraries and agencies across Durham Region – please see below for upcoming dates and registration.
For more information on joining a bibliotherapy group or to discuss using the model in your agency please contact Jennine Agnew-Kata at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about bibliotherapy across Ontario and Canada, please visit the Bibliotherapy Collective of Canada at http://bibliocan.ca.
Bibliotherapy – Online Programming is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and Durham Community Foundation and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Read our May 5th Media Release.
LiNDR and Ajax Public Library are offering the following upcoming sessions:
- September 20: Mindfulness
- September 27: Gratitude
- October 4: Happiness
- October 18: Hope