Library Welcomes Terri Watman as New CEO

The Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Board is delighted to announce that Terri Watman has accepted the position as the library’s new CEO. With more than 20 years of experience in three public library systems, Ms. Watman brings with her a wealth of management and leadership expertise, a proven track record of success and a passion for providing excellent customer service.

As the current Director of Service Delivery with Vaughan Public Libraries, Ms. Watman is responsible for the development and delivery of library services for 8 branches. Her experience includes collection management, planning and communication, staff acquisition and development, and a background in children and teens services. Ms. Watman has earned a Masters of Information Studies from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts from York University. She also holds a Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership from the Schulich School of Business.
“The board is very excited to welcome Terri, who joins us at a critical point in the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library’s development,” says Board Chair, Milt Calder. “As we embark on strategic planning for the future, it is exciting to have Terri, with her infectious enthusiasm and clear vision, lead that process.”

Ms. Watman will join the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library as CEO on Thursday, July 23rd. Ms. Watman will succeed current BWGPL CEO Liz Fenwick, who is retiring after 17 years as CEO and 21 years at BWGPL.

Read the complete press release (pdf).

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New DVDs and Blu-Rays in June

Wondering what to watch next? We have added some great new releases on DVD and BluRay for your viewing enjoyment. These include such titles as:

This is only a small sample of what we have just added. For the full list, as well as those that are coming soon, check out our New Adult DVD’s (June 15, 2015) list (pdf).

Did you know you can quickly browse movies and tv shows added to our collections within the last three months? Check out the search tree for New Videorecordings.

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English Conversation Circle

Saturdays from 2:00 to 3:30 pm starting July 4th in the Board Room

Are you a newcomer to Canada or a student learning to speak English? Join us every Saturday afternoon starting July 4th for English conversation in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you!

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Award-winning Volunteers

Volunteer award recipients

Some of our 2015 Ontario Volunteer Service Award recipients

This week, several members of our community were honoured by the Province for their longtime volunteer service to the BWG Public Library. Congratulations to our 2015 Ontario Volunteer Service Award recipients: Milt Calder, Lesley Coo, Ann Gordon, Marcia Lee, Kristen Jardine, Andrew Melidy, Connie Melidy, Celeste Mlynczyk and Sorin Vlaming.

Thank you all for your dedicated service to the Library!

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New Programs For Everyone

We are very excited about the great line up of programs and events we have planned for the next few months. For your convenience, we are providing access to our Spring and Summer program brochures right here:

Children’s Programs (July – August 2015) [pdf]
Registration opens June 17th at 9:30 am

Teen Programs (June – August 2015) [pdf]

Adult Programs (May- ) [pdf]

Join us for fun, informative, entertaining and creative events and programs all Spring and Summer long. These brochures are also available for pick up at the Library.

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