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New Arrivals

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. July 2020

Library Strategic Plan Committee meeting

Monday, August 10, 10 am – 12 pm Due to COVID-19, this will be held electronically. To access the link for observing the proceedings, please contact the Library at info@bracebridgelibrary.ca or 705-645-4171.

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

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.

Sensational Summer Reading 2020

The Library willl hold the annual summer reading contest for adults. 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. Return the list in October and be entered into a draw for a prize. Please be patient, we are expecting duplicate copies and some audiobooks for these selected titles but they have yet to arrive. Sensational Summer Reading List

Author Talk with Maureen Jennings - Thursday August 27, 6:30pm

Maureen Jennings

Join us for a virtual author talk via Zoom. Canadian author Maureen Jennings, who is well known for her Murdoch Mysteries series will talk about her new series the Paradise Cafe Mystery and its first book Heat Wave. This book is one of the Library's Sensational Summer Reading books. RSVP to info@bracebridgelibrary.ca and we will send you the link to join us.

virtual book clubs

The Library is hosting virtual book clubs and you are invited! Register by emailing info@bracebridgelibrary.ca and we will send you a Skype Meet code to join us.

On Wednesday August 12 at 6:30pm we will meet and talk about Canadian Women Authors.

Ask a librarian - wednesdays at 2pm

Are you looking for a book suggestion? Do want to learn about ebooks? Do you need a new recipe? We will be happy to answer your questions that we might be able to help you with? Send questions ahead of time to info@bracebridgelibrary.ca, reach out on Facebook or Instagram or join us on Facebook LIVE at 2pm on Wednesdays.

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 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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