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

Library Closed - Monday August 2

The Library will be closed for the Civic holiday. The Book Return Slot will remain open for all returning items. The Library website is available for searching books, placing holds, downloading ebooks, virtual storytimes, local author talks & more. Have a safe long weekend.

Updated Library hours starting Monday August 9

As the province enters Step 3, the Library will offer more in-house hours of operation and and lift some restrictions while adhering to safety protocols. 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. There are no in-house activities at this time.

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

Curbside Pickup: Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 1pm and Saturday 10am to 12pm

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 is available with exact change.

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.

adult summer reading contest

adult summer reading contest

Starts Monday July 5 (runs until Oct 11) Summer reading is here! Our staff have selected eight titles for you to enjoy, including suspense, historic fiction, humour, biography, fantasy, and more. Register for free and recieve a logbook to rate each book. Read, rate, repeat. Read all 8 books and enter a a draw for a prize.

virtual author event with Pam Jenoff - Wednesday august 18 at 7pm

The Muskoka Libraries will host a virtual author event with best-selling author Pam Jenoff. Register at Her newest novel The Woman with the Blue Star will be available to purchase for $15.

author talk with pam jenoff

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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