Fortieth Anniversary

In October 1999, Boissevain & Morton Regional Library celebrated its fortieth anniversary using the theme of “More than Books … for Forty Years”. As part of that celebration the Library hosted author Kady MacDonald Denton and published a cookbook entitled “Heritage Stew”.

This page announcing those events is being maintained here for historical purposes.

Boissevain and Morton Regional Library was established in 1959 and opened its doors to serve the public that fall. Plans are underway to commemorate this important milestone and we want you to mark the celebration dates on your calendar. On October 14, 1999, Kady MacDonald Denton, author, illustrator, and Govenor General’s Award winner, will be at the library with a presentation for children in the afternoon and one for adults in the evening. A tea and the launching of the Heritage Stew cookbook is planned for Saturday, October 16th.

Be sure to mark your calendar so you can come and help us celebrate!

Not Familiar with Kady MacDonald Denton?

Kady MacDonald Denton is a Manitoba children’s author who received the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature (English Language, Illustration) for her book: A Child’s Treasury of Nursery Rhymes.

The following review is taken from (an online bookstore):

A Child’s Treasury of Nursery Rhymes is a rollicking trip into verses and songs that tickle funny bones, soothe spirits and make imaginations soar. Kady MacDonald Denton has selected 145 well-loved nursery rhymes that capture the joy and magic of childhood in this creatively illustrated book. Including soothing lullabies for babies, lively action songs for toddlers and tongue twisters and limericks for older kids, it’s sure to appeal to all children at different stages.

The Governor General’s Literary Awards

The Canada Council for the Arts’ Governor General’s Literary Awards, valued at $10,000 each, are given annually to the best English-language and the best French-language work in each of the seven categories of Fiction, Literary Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama, Children’s Literature (text), Children’s Literature (illustration) and Translation.

From the Canada Council for the Arts’ Literary Awards website.