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Winter Bestsellers

Did you know that three times a year, the Library creates a list of the new fiction books on order which are expected to be popular? These books may not yet be available in the Library, but you can use the lists below to get reservations placed for them before they arrive. Increase your chances of getting these new books sooner.

Complete the desired list available below and pass them into Borrower Services for your reservations to be placed.

2015 Fall Bestsellers (pdf)

2015 Fall Large Print Fiction Bestsellers (pdf)

Visit our Bestsellers page regularly to find out what titles are topping the Globe & Mail bestsellers lists and where you can find them in the Library.

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2015 BWG Studio Art Tour Application

South Simcoe Arts CounciL BLACKApplications are now being accepted by the South Simcoe Arts Council for the 2015 Bradford West Gwillimbury Studio Art Tour. The 2015 Tour will be held September 18th-20th. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2015. Please complete and submit the Application Form (pdf).

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White Pine Award Nominees

White Pine Award logoOn display in our Teen area, and available for check out, are the current White Pine Award nominees for fiction.

This award is part of the Forest of Reading Program by the Ontario Library Association.

The White Pine™ Award reading program offers high school-aged teens at all grade levels the opportunity to read the best of Canada’s recent young adult fiction and non-fiction titles. Each year a Fiction list is offered and every other year a Non-Fiction list is nominated so readers can choose from two lists.

This program promotes reading for enjoyment among high school-aged students and familiarizes them with great Canadian books, by Canadian Authors.

This year’s nominees include:

  • Apparition by Gail Gallant
  • Audacious by Gabrielle Prendergrast
  • Baygirl by Heather Smith
  • Creeps by Darren Hynes
  • The Oathbreaker’s Shadow by Amy McCulloch
  • The Opposite of Geek by Ria Voros
  • Rush by Eve Silver
  • The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley by Jan Andrews
  • Tag Along by Tom Ryan
  • The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten

Drop by and borrow some acclaimed teen fiction today.

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New Biographies

We have some great new biographies in our collection. Read about some fascinating lives lived…

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Continue Reading New Biographies

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2014 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award Finalists

The finalists for the 2014 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards have now been announced and we have them all for you. See what all the fuss is all about with this highly regarded shortlist. Click the title to find it in our catalogue.

Once Upon a Northern Night
by Jean E. Pendziwol; photos by Isabelle Arsenault

Once Upon a Northern NightIn this exquisite lullaby, the beauty and wonder of a northern winter night unfold, with images of a soft snowfall, the wild animals that appear in the garden, the twinkling stars, the gentle rhythm of the northern lights and the etchings of frost on the window pane.

As the young child sleeps, wrapped in a downy blanket, a snowflake falls, and then another and another. The poem describes the forest of snow-covered pines, where a deer and fawn nibble a frozen apple, and a great gray owl swoops down with its feathers trailing through the snow. Two snowshoe hares scamper and play under the watchful eyes of a little fox, and a tiny mouse scurries in search of a midnight feast. When the snow clouds disappear, stars light up the sky, followed by the mystical shimmering of northern lights – all framed by the frost on the window.

Once Upon a Northern Night is for readers ages four to seven.

In the Tree House
by Andrew Larsen; Illustrated by Dušan Petričić

In the Tree HouseWhen a family moves to a new house, the tree house becomes a refuge for two brothers who are growing up and growing apart. A beautiful story that captures the magic of childhood and the unbreakable bond of brothers.

In the Tree House is for readers aged five to ten.

Continue Reading 2014 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award Finalists

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