SDG Reads - Media Release

SDG Reads Unveiling

Media Release
SDG Reads
May 15, 2023

May 15th marks the official relaunch of the popular SDG Library program, ‘SDG Reads’. Celebrating its sixth edition, the program makes its return after a three-year hiatus, and we are pleased to be featuring bestselling Canadian author, Maureen Jennings, and her “Paradise Café Mysteries” series.

The announcement of the 2023 author selection was made following this morning’s meeting of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry County Council. In the tradition of ‘SDG Reads’ launches, a large “book” revealing the title was unwrapped.

“I am always very excited when ‘SDG Reads’ is launched,” said Karen Franklin, Director of Library Services. “This community program is always so appreciated by our members, and the gala-like finale is a wonderful way to bring us all together to celebrate the joy of reading.”
The series, currently comprised of three books, takes place in historic Toronto, and features feisty private investigator, Charlotte Frayne, as the central character.

The program will run from now until October and includes a final event, featuring a visit from the author. Maureen Jennings is scheduled to visit SDG on Monday, October 23 at 6:30pm. As in previous years, the event will be free, but seating will be limited, and tickets will be required. For interested patrons, a special VIP package will also be available for purchase, which includes special perks, including a “Meet and Greet” signing session with Ms. Jennings.

Books from the 2023 ‘SDG Reads’ series are available for loan to individuals and book clubs, and will be available for sale in the near future at all branches of the SDG Library. For more information on the program, please visit or email

About Maureen Jennings
Maureen Jennings is an award-winning Canadian author. The “Murdoch Mysteries” television series is based on her popular character, William Murdoch. She lives in Toronto.