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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. June 2021

Library offering curbside pickup

Under the current restrictions directed by the provincial government, the Library will be continue to offer Curbside Pickup only until further notice. Items may be requested online or by phone and staff will arrange for safe pickup curbside. The Book Return slot is open 24 hours and there are no overdue fines. Library staff are available to assist you and answer any questions.

Curbside Pick-up Hours -Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 12pm

Friends Book Sale @ the Farmers Market - Saturday July 26

The Friends of BPL are thrilled to be hosting their first Book Sale, after what feels like forever! They will be at the Bracebridge Farmer's Market on Saturday, June 26 (weather permitting) in Memorial Park. There will be a lovely selection of books available for you to browse and purchase with COVID protocols in place. We hope you will share this exciting news with your friends and family and stop by and see us!

virtual author event - thursday july 8, 8pm

The Muskoka Libraries will be hosting a virtual author talk with Kimberly Alexander and Dale Curd who will showcase their book Living Lightly. Register for free at and a Zoom invite will be sent to you. Books will be available for purchase for $15.

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Seed Library

With the support of the Bracebridge Horticultural Society, the Library has started a Seed Library. Sign up at the desk to borrow seeds. Grow your seeds, then harvest, and return them at the end of the season. Click here for the Seed catalogue.

Ontario Parks Permit & Backpack

Borrow a Ontario Parks permit with your library card! The complimentary day-use permit allows access for 1 vehicle and its occupants to more than 100 provincial parks. The Library is lending the permit with a backpack that includes a compass, binoculars, a Peterson field guide, a Muskoka Trails map clip and a Ontario Parks guide. Permits are loaned for two weeks. Request one today!

one-on-one Tech Training - online!

Need help with your tech? Our Librarians are offering FREE one-on-one tech help via Skype and Zoom. Sign upf for an one hour session by emailing or call and book an appointment at 705-645-4171

Free WiFi Available

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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.

Ancestry Library Edition available from home!

The library is offering Ancestry Library Edition accessible from home with your library card. Access to Ancestry Library is not from our Online Resource page but from our Library catalogue page. 1. From the Library website home page, click the red search button to access the Library catalogue. 2. In the Library catalogue, Log In with your library card. 3. From the Library catalogue Home page, click the Ancestry logo on the right hand side. Ancestry Library Edition contains a wealth of genealogy research tools including census records, vital statistics, military records, immigration records and more! Start tracing your family history today.

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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