Champion of Reading Award


Established in 2016, this award recognizes an individual in the community who champions reading as being essential to the quality of our lives and to our ability to take our place on the world stage.

The winner of the award is recognized at the Cox & Palmer Island Literary Awards Gala with a cash prize and a mini video documentary made in their honour.

2018 Champion of Reading Award Call for Nominations Now Open!

Deadline March 19th 2018!

Reading Town PEI is accepting nominations for the Champion of Reading Award.

This is a chance to submit a name of a person (any age and occupation) who should be recognized as a champion of reading. Individuals nominated for this award are individuals who value and promote reading. They champion the importance of reading in the community, seeing it as an essential tool for life.

Email nominations to:

Make sure to include the person’s full name and a paragraph describing why this person is a Champion of Reading. Nominations close March 19th, 2018.

Past Recipients:

2017 – Roseanne Gauthier, Librarian

Rosanne is the Youth Services Librarian at the Confederation Centre Library in Charlottetown. She is dedicated to sharing literacy with children and teens across the Island. She truly makes a kindred spirit in everyone she meets at the library.  Rosanne has played a critical role in expanding the diversity of the library collection and she was also a leader in the PAWS to Read program, a program that matches children with therapy dogs.

2016 – Jinny Greaves, Executive Director of the PEI Literacy Alliance

Jinny has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 15 years. As Program Coordinator and most recently as Executive Director with the PEI Literacy Alliance, she has spent 10 of those years developing and delivering key literacy programs to adults and children across PEI. She has worked in collaboration with many agencies to raise awareness around the important role literacy plays in strengthening our communities. Jinny is also the proud mom of budding readers and writers Charlie and Rosie.