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

Bibliotherapy – Online Programming is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and Durham Community Foundation and the Ontario Trillium Ontario Trillium FoundationFoundation.

Current Sessions

Ajax Public Library and LiNDR are hosting bibliotherapy sessions in 2021 – registration information can be found here.

March 22 at 7pm: New Beginnings

March 29 at 7pm: Mindfulness

April 12 at 7pm: Inclusion

April 19 at 7pm: Community