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Friends Book Sale at the Bracebridge Farmers Market

Don't miss the final day in the park, Saturday September 5th! A great selection of nearly new books will be on sale at 50% off. Thank you to everyone who has stopped at the tent this summer to browse, chat & support.

Closed Labour Day - September 7

The Library will be closed on Monday September 7. The book drop will be open for all returning items. Access the Library website 24/7 to renew, place holds, download ebooks & more.

preschool program registration

Registration for the fall session of preschool programs will run Monday August 31 to Saturday September 5 and programs will start the following week. Tales for Twos will be offered Wednesday or Thursdays 9:30-10:00am. Story Hour will be offered Wednesday or Thursdays 10:30-11:30am. Check Kid's page for program descriptions.

Muskoka CARP Chapter #58 meeting - September 16

The Library will be at the next CARP meeting on Wednesday September 16, 7:00 - 9:00pm at James Street Place. This month's topic will be Alzheimer's with guest speaker, Karen Quemby CEO of the Muskoka Alzheimer's Society. Doors open at 6:30pm. Refreshments and market place.

Scarecrow Contest at the Bracebridge Fall Fair


The Library will be sponsoring the Scarecrow Contest at the Fall Fair, September 18-20. Grades K-8 are invited to make a free-standing scarecrow, 3-6 ft tall, of a favourite storybook character. Entries need to be at the fairgrounds by noon on Friday September 18. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd! The Library will have an information table in the Exhibition Hall at the fall fair. See you there!



Library Expansion Presentation - September 22

Expansion Presentation

Everyone is invited to attend the Library on Tuesday September 22 at 2:00pm to view the Library Expansion slide presentation by the Library Board and CEO. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about of the challenges of the current building and the possibilities that could be realized in a new larger building. Stay for the discussion afterwards and share your own feelings about the Library and its future.


Friends of BPL Photo Contest

Where in the world has your Muskoka Libraries Tote Bag been? The Friends of BPL want to know. Take your Library Tote Bag on vacation, on a day trip or somewhere interesting, take a photo of it and send it to us! All entries will be entered into a draw for a gift certificate to the Book Nook. Contest open August 1 to September 30, 2015. Send your entries to cmanary@muskoka.on.ca