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New Arrivals Check out some of our recently acquired materials and titles in the running for current literary awards.


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Now Featuring Keep up with developments at your library. While the Library is closed during the COVID-19 crisis, this page will feature digital programs and helpful resources.

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

outside pickup available !

outside pickup

The Library is open for outside pickup! Search the Library catalogue from the website. (red search button!) Place a request online or by phone and staff will contact you to arrange a time for outside pickup. Its easy and contactless. If you have questions, call us Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. If you need a library card, call and we can register you over the phone. Return drop box is open 24 hours. Books are checked in 72 hours later.

For more information view the Outside Pickup flyer. Here are some answers to the questions you may have.

Watch our video on how to place Library material on hold and what the outside pickup service will look like. Library Outside Pickup

Library closed for Thanksgiving

The Library will be closed on Monday October 13. There will be no curbside pickup offered this day. The drop box will be open for all returns. The webiste will be available to search catalogue, download ebooks and view virtual programs.

Library Board Meeting - Tuesday October 13, 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, October 13 at 7 pm. Members of the public are invited to view the proceedings via Townof Bracebridge Webcast The meeting agenda will be posted to the Library website at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Jane Austen Book Club - Saturday October 17, 10:30am

Northanger Abbey is the perfect Jane Austen book for October! Join in the discussion on gothic novels. All welcome. Register by email at info@bracebridgelibrary.ca and we will send you an electronic invite.

Virtual Author Talk with Erica Bauermeister - Thursday October 22, 6:30pm

The Library is thrilled to host a virtual author talk with award winning author Erica Bauermesiter! Not only is her memoir House Lessons: renovating a life one of this year’s Sensational Summer Reading titles but you may also recognize her name from her novels The Lost Art fo Mixing, Joy for Beginners, and The Scent Keeper. RSVP to this Zoom event at info@bracebridgelibrary.ca

Sensational Summer Reading 2020 - extended!

Please register for free by phone or email. The reading list will be available online and you can place a hold on these books online or by phone. The deadline to read the books has been extended to Novermber 23. We encourage all participants to hand in their reading log even if they did not read all the books. Win a prize basket! Sensational Summer Reading List

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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