Irma McDonough Milnes (1924-2010)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Irma McDonough Milnes. A librarian by training, Irma worked for 16 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 review 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. Look for a tribute to Irma McDonough Milnes in the Winter 2011 edition of Canadian Children’s Book News.