The Library encourages our community to learn more about Indigenous history and heritage. The continued tradition of oral histories through storytelling will ensure that Indigenous peoples’ truths are not erased and historical accuracy is preserved.

A reminder that the Library is closed on September 30, 2023 in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

On September 30th, 2021, Durham Libraries invited bestselling, award-winning children's authors to speak on their favourite Indigenous works. Watch David A. Robertson (The Barren GroundsOn the Trapline), Melanie Florence (Stolen WordsJust Lucky), and Jay Odjick (illustrator of Blackflies and Bear for Breakfast, written by Robert Munsch) for a special prerecorded library presentation.

While the video is no longer available, check out their books - and some of author Melanie Florence's favourites! Download your PDF reading list.