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View the latest edition of the Bracebridge Public Library newsletter. September 2021

New Extended Library hours starting September 13

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

Items may be requested online or by phone and staff will call you to see if you are interested in curbside pickup or will come in-house to the pick up your items. 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.

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

children's Stories in Memorial Park

The Library is excited to offer in-person children's programs in Memorial Park located on Manitoba Street. Registration is required for each program. Please call 705-645-4171. Programs will start at 10:30am, weather permitting.

Toddlers and Tots (ages 0 - 2). Join Ann Marie for 30 minutes of singing, playing and stories on Tuesday September 14, 21 and 28.

Storytime (age 3 - 5). Join Ashleigh for songs, rhymes, dancing and stories on Thursday September 16, 23 and 30.

Tech Talk Series

Tech Talks is a live virtual series that will showcase the online resources the Library has to offer free with your library card. Staff will walk you through using these great resources. Register at Tech Talks will be held live on Zoom at 11am.

Thursday September 23 - Ancestry Library Edition / Thursday September 30 Ebooks with Overdrive and Libby

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

Be a Library Champion!

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The Library has lawn signs that say “A Library Champion Lives Here” (24’ x 18’ with metal stake). If you would be interested in supporting the Library by displaying the sign on your lawn, please call us at 705-645-4171 to reserve one and arrange a pickup time. Ideally signs would be on display throughout the summer up to Ontario Public Library Week in October. Thank you to the Friends of the Bracebridge Public Library for sponsoring this initiative.

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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