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Edmonton Public Library wants you to watch, then read!

I have a huge crush on libraries. I always have. When I was in school, I spent loads of time at the various university libraries on campus (Killam, Law and King's all got great use) and at the Halifax Public Library. Now that I live in Toronto, I've become a fixture at the Toronto Public Library's Parliament branch (often paying late fines, I'll admit). We talked about our love of libraries and librarians over at the CBC Book Club and now they've given us yet another reason to swoon: fantastic Canada Reads recommendations.

We've been chatting with librarians about making Canada Reads recommendations and boy did the Edmonton Public Library ever deliver. Four librarians (Amanda Bird, Jason Openo, Ariel Zola and Shannon Clarke) have made videos championing their picks for the "essential Canadian novel of the last decade" and their choices are all over the map. Take a look for yourself:

Amanda Bird recommends Unless by Carol Shields


Jason Openo recommends The End of the Alphabet by C. S. Richardson


Ariel Zola recommends Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson


Shannon Clarke recommends JPod by Douglas Coupland


So, which librarian won you over? Agree with their picks? Disagree? Don't forget you can submit a recommendation of your own, through our form, Facebook or Twitter. We can't wait to see what you want Canada to read this year!

Erin Balser is an associate producer of Canada Reads.

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