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Now FeaturingGreat virtual programs created by staff, including Tech Talks, Special Guests, Story Time & more! And other links useful during pandemic.

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View the latest edition of the Bracebridge Public Library newsletter. November 2020

Library is open - Monday to Friday, 1pm to 6pm

In-House browsing will be available Monday to Friday, 1pm to 6pm only. Due to the limited space in the Library and the challenges of ensuring proper distancing, the following restrictions will be maintained: Face masks are required / Limit of 10 visitors in the Library at one time / Each person will be allowed up to 30 minutes to browse. Effective December 7, children will be permitted to enter.

Public computers and printing are available. Reservations in advance required.

In compliance with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit recommendations, the Library will be operating with the following restrictions, effective immediately: 1) If you are a Muskoka taxpayer and your primary address is not within the Simcoe Muskoka area and you have been living in an area designated in a red or grey zone, then Library in-house browsing is not permitted until further notice. 2) If you and your entire household have been living in your seasonal residence for a minimum of 20 days, without any contact with individuals coming from a red or grey zone, you may participate in our in-house browsing service.

curbside pickup service available - Monday to friday, 9am to 1pm & saturday, 10am to 12pm

The Library will continue to offer curbside pickup. Place items on request either using the online catalogue or over the phone. Staff will contact you and schedule a time for you to pick them up outside.

Library Board Meeting - tuesday December 8, 7pm

While the Library is closed to the public due to COVID-19, Library Board monthly meetings will take place electronically. The next meeting will be Tuesday, December 8 at 7 pm. Members of the public are invited to view the proceedings via Town of Bracebridge Webcasts . The meeting agenda will be posted to the Library website at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

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Interlibrary Loan Service up and running!

Just in time for Ontario Public Library Week, the Library is re-instating the Interlibrary Loan Service. This is a very important resource-sharing services that allows access to public library collections across the province. Give us a call or email with your request.

Free WiFi Available

free wifi

Access free wifi from the Library parking lot behind the building. No library card or password is required. Bring your own device, go to the network settings, select Library WiFi and connect as a guest. Access for all is an important part of our Library services.

one-on-one Tech Training - online!

Do you need tech help? Changing social media settings, problems with downloading, wanting to save and move digital photos, free up storage on your phone, run updates, download programs... whatever tech problems you are having, we can help. Set up one-on-one training and we will send you a link using Zoom or Skype Meet. Its easy, just click the link. We can also help you by phone. Email us at info@bracebridgelibrary.ca to schedule an appointment.

Library online is open 24/7

• Library online resources are available on this website (Library 24/7, Online Resources) including e-books, e-magazines, audiobooks, readers advisory, reference articles, small engine repair manuals, etc.

• Library staff are creating digital tech workshops, story times, and other programs. View the Library's Facebook page and the Virtual Library page on this home page.

In accordance with O. Reg. 191/11: INTEGRATED ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS under Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, S.O. 2005, c. 11, staff at the Bracebridge Public Library shall provide access to or arrange for the provision of access to accessible materials where they exist, upon request.

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