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A visit will get you thinking! @your Library

The theme for this year’s celebration of Ontario Public Library Week is “A visit will get you thinking.” From October 15 to 21, Bracebridge Public Library will be celebrating. But this theme reflects the true impact of public libraries all year long.

If you have not visited the Library in quite some time (or never), you might be surprised at what you find. Immediately upon entering, you will notice book displays on relevant topics throughout the year. Something on display might catch your eye and make you think “I should try that.” Venture into the Reading Room and you will see all the brand new materials that have just arrived. Further along, you will find Large Print, music CDs and audiobooks. You might think – “Wow, I had no idea these were available. Wouldn’t an audiobook or some different music CDs be great company on my next long trip?”

The sounds of laughter and music emanating from the Children’s Room might set you to thinking of your own children or grandchildren and how they might enjoy coming to the Library. They could participate in special programs, play with Lego, watch a movie, make some crafts, and certainly find wonderful books to read.

Visiting the Young Adult area upstairs will prompt thoughts of how great it is that there is a special space for teens but shouldn’t it be larger and include space for study or homework groups? The graphic novels and special interest magazines as well as numerous video games are obviously chosen with teens in mind.

Browsing the shelves of the adult fiction and non-fiction section may set you to thinking about reading different authors or genres. Sometimes the title of a book will grab you. Other times, the subject matter will get you thinking. For instance, the books and movies about climate change or environmental issues may start you thinking about your own carbon footprint or using solar power or composting in the garden.

Finally, the public access computers provided free of charge with a valid library card are appreciated by many people these days. You may think of using our high-speed Internet or WiFi yourself!

There is so much more to tell you – check out our website for more. You will see special events, adult programs, online resources, and interlibrary loan service.

October 12, 2017

By Ruth Holtz

Digital and Information Services Librarian

Bracebridge Public Library



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