Celebrating Diversity + 20th Anniversary

October 4 - 10, 2020

This year marks 20 years since the start of First Nations Public Library Week. Typically, posters would be mailed to every public library in Ontario, and celebrations and programming would be underway. Due to the ongoing global pandemic, libraries have been diligently keeping staff and patrons safe by offering online programming, curbside pickup, and limited browsing. 

This year, we are following suit and will be offering a week of online programming. The videos will be uploaded to this website and accessible year-round. You can also download the poster and share in your library, social media, or websites. Please use the #FNPLW when postingPrintable programming sheets are also available. 

We hope library patrons enjoy the daily programming that highlights and celebrates Indigenous excellence and information sharing in Ontario.

Miigwetch to the 2020 FNPLW Planning Committee:

  • Randy Penasse, Nipissing Kendaaswin
  • Linda Lou Classens, Bkejwanong First Nation Public Library
  • Derekica Snake, Delaware First Nation Public Library

Raising Readers by Juliana Armstrong.

Juliana Armstrong is an artist from Nipissing First Nation. Her acrylic on canvas painting measures 18 x 24″ and was created in 2020. 

Photographed by Liz Lott (North Bay, ON).


PDF Download – 2020 FNPLW Poster

JPEG Download – 2020 FNPLW Poster (Click image below)

Click here to register for online programming. 

New videos will be uploaded daily.  Download the poster by clicking the link below.



















If you have questions about this program, please contact Deanna Nebenionquit, First Nations Capacity Building Advisor via dnebenionquit@olsn.ca.