Public Libraries and IDA Ontario

We are committed to partnering with public libraries to ensure access to information and resources that parents and caregivers need to recognize the early signs on dyslexia and support their child's literacy development. We partner with public libraries to bring awareness to the early signs of dyslexia and provide resources so families can support and advocate for their children. We provide training for library staff, grants for decodable books, and information sessions for parents and caregivers. 


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Partnership Details

Each library selected will receive $500 to purchase decodable books, and a kit of print materials to prepare their display for Dyslexia Awareness Month in October.

Libraries will be sent a list of suggested decodable books. Please contact us about books outside the suggested book list.

All libraries are encouraged to download and display our decodable books poster which explains the purpose of decodable books, and use the provided spine stickers to help make these books easy to find on the shelf.

Libraries are encouraged to participate in a variety of dyslexia awareness activities throughout the year, like our Read October campaign, and use social media to promote these activities with the hashtags #DyslexiaAwareness and #ReadOctober.

Please note that IDA Ontario only offers grants to public libraries. We are not able to partner with school libraries at this time. 

For more information, please contact