Start the new year the right way! Join One eRead Canada, the first national, bilingual (English and French) digital eBook club featuring the exquisite and celebrated novel Vi by Kim Thúy. Readers from across Canada along with more than 600 public libraries will be taking part in this simultaneous reading party.

From January 1 to 31, 2021, 85 per cent of all public libraries in Canada, including Champlain Library, will offer free, unlimited access to “Vi” by Kim Thúy, in eBook and eAudiobook formats. The book will be available in both languages – without holds or waitlists – with nothing but your library card. This initiative is supported by the Canadian Urban Libraries Council.

This masterful novel about the lives and experiences of Vietnamese refugees in Canada was a finalist for the 2019 Governor General’s Literary Award in translation and longlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize. This is your chance to have a taste of Vi’s life; to read about her escape from Vietnam, to hear about her first love, and to witness her journey of self-discovery in a story that will take you across the globe from Vietnam to Canada to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

To find out more about how you can enjoy this bilingual reading experience, visit or visit the library’s website at