1981 – Irma McDonough Milnes

Irma McDonough Milnes was a librarian by training, working for many years at Ontario’s Provincial Library Services, as the Coordinator, Children’s and Young People’s Services. She was also the editor on Ontario Library Review and in 1967, as a Centennial project, she began In Review, a journal for Canadian children’s books. In 1976, Irma spearheaded a project that lead to the establishment of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Irma’s love of Canadian children’s literature was reflected in her personal life as well as her professional career. Born in 1914, Irma died in 2010.

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