Starting June 25, every book you read this summer can earn you a chance at a prize. Just fill out a ballot for each book you read, and drop it in the ballot box at the Information Desk. We’ll draw for prizes every week throughout the summer, and draw for our Grand Prize when the contest concludes on September 2. The Grand Prize includes two tickets to see Jennifer Robson, author of Somewhere in France and Moonlight Over Paris, when she visits the Library this November.
No registration is necessary. Happy Reading!
Exams are days away and we are ready to help students succeed. Due to past popularity, we have invited our friends from the St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog Program to drop in and visit through out the week. We are expecting Maeve at 10:00 am on Wednesday, and Truffle at 10:00 am on Thursday. Molly will be visiting at 10:00 am on Friday, and Riley will be helping students destress after their last exam on Monday at 10:00 am. We will also be opening the Zima Room for some Study Hall hours on Tuesday from 2:30-4:30 pm and on Wednesday from 1:30-3:30 pm. We wish all of Bradford’s students the best of luck!
It seems like forever since James Patterson has had a new book out for adults.* Take heart, JP fans, because Patterson is picking up the pace. He’ll be releasing three books for adults in June.
His new Bookshots venture (books of 150 pages or less, published in paperback) will kick off in early June with the release of two titles. Cross Kill is an Alex Cross story, and Zoo 2 is a science fiction thriller sequel to Zoo.
Then, at the end of June comes the full length The Games, in Patterson’s Private series.
And the pace continues through the summer, with new Bookshots and full-length novels coming out each month.
Patterson is a hard author to keep up with, but don’t worry, we have a search for that. This will send you to our catalog and show all the upcoming Pattersons on order and ready for your reservations.
*Not since early May, when 15th Affair was published.
Library staff across Canada have been reading and rating the newest titles in Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction, and we’ve got a list of recommendations for you. Click for the list of May releases that scored the highest. The winner was a much-talked-about thriller: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh. There are a couple of long-awaited sequels on the list as well: Richard Russo’s Everybody’s Fool and Justin Cronin’s The City of Mirrors. If you see something you like, just click on the title or book cover to go to our catalogue and place a hold.
Available now, both online (pdf) and in print, is the Library’s 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan. The next 5 years will be exciting ones for the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library and Cultural Centre as we grow and evolve in response to the changes in our community.
We are eager to embark on the strategic directions outlined in the new plan. We look forward to the opportunities presented to us by the operational initiatives to achieve our mission to be a community gathering place providing access to knowledge, ideas and cultural experiences for the residents of Bradford West Gwillimbury.