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 To learn more about bibliotherapy across Ontario and Canada, please visit the Bibliotherapy Collective of Canada 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. Read our May 5th Media Release.

Current Sessions

LiNDR and Ajax Public Library are offering the following upcoming sessions. Registration here!

November 15: Canadiana
November 22: Friendship
November 29: Resilience
December 6: Love of Reading