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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 2021

updated library hours

The Library is open for in-house browsing with safety protocols in place. Masks must be worn and we ecourage everyone to use their time browsing the collections and checking materials out. The children's room is limited to 8 people at a time so we hope you will select books to read with your family at home.

Open to the public: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 6pm. Tuesday 1pm to 6pm. Thursday 1pm to 8pm. Saturday 9am to 4pm

Curbside Pickup: Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 1pm

Library fines resume December 1, 2021
Library fines for late items will resume on Wednesday December 1.
15¢/day overdue for children’s materials
25¢ /day overdue for adult materials

You can receive notice by email for items coming due.  Call 705-645-4171 or email to sign up for email notifications.

Public computers may be reserved in advance during in-house hours. Printing and photocopying is available.

The Library will assist in printing your Ontario Vaccine Receipt free of charge.

All Ages Programs

Holiday Green Screen Photos
Saturday December 4, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
In the Bracebridge United Church auditorium

We are partnering with our neighbours, the Bracebridge United Church, to hold an indoor holiday green screen event!  Get a fun family holiday photo for free.  Participants 12 and older will be required to show proof of double vaccination to enter the church building.


Cookies and Coats to Go!
Saturday December 11
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This year has had plenty of challenges; the Bracebridge Public Library does not want the cold weather to be another one! We are offering a Cookies and Coats program for all ages! Come and get a free cookie and free coat! After all, money is tight but your coat does not have to be! Please drop off gently used coats at the library. We will be accepting coats up until Friday December 10 at 5:00 PM! Thank you in advance for your donations!

Muskoka Libraries Event with Glynis Peters- Saturday December 4 at 10 am

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 up for an one hour session by emailing or call and book an appointment at 705-645-4171

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.

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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