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Elevator is back in service

We are happy to announce that our elevator service has been restored.

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Library Elevator is Out of Order

At the moment, our elevator is not working. Repairs are underway, and we’ll update this post when the elevator is back up and running.

Meanwhile, please ask us at the Service Desk for assistance getting materials from the second floor, or for help to move your heavy items upstairs.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

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Library Technology Use Survey

The Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library, in conjunction with 6 neighbouring libraries, is evaluating our technology services. We would appreciate your participation in this survey, available online until June 23. Your responses will help us understand how patrons use the library’s technology so it can provide resources and services that are valuable to the community.

The survey will ask you some general questions about how you use the library, the library’s website, and other services and how this may have helped you in your life. The survey will also ask specific questions related to the use of the library’s computers and Internet connection in the following areas: education, employment, entrepreneurship, health and wellness, eGovernment, civic engagement, eCommerce, and social inclusion.

This survey is confidential and does not collect any personally identifiable information. You must provide your year of birth but all other questions are optional, so you are free to not answer any questions you do not want to answer. You must be at least 14 years old to take this survey.

We expect the survey will take 10-15 minutes.

We thank you for helping us undertake this evaluation and thank you for taking this survey!

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#ITSTARTS with us

The Library is taking part in a County-wide photo/video campaign in support of our diverse community. #ITSTARTS is a public awareness campaign designed to encourage community stakeholders to engage in proactive steps towards addressing racism and discrimination in Simcoe County.

Pick up your pledge cards for the #ITSTARTS campaign at the Library. While you’re here, fill in a leaf about yourself for our Diversity Tree.

Here’s more information, from the Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership:

How to get involved:

When:  The campaign runs from June 1 – 30, 2017

Who:  Everyone.  The Pledge is open to everyone living/working/visiting in Simcoe County.

1)    Pick up a pledge card from your local library branch, download a digital copy from, or request copies from the Local Immigration Partnership (

2)    Take a photo of yourself or group holding the pledge card and show your support by making the cards visible (office fronts, work spaces, etc.).

3)    Share the photo on social media (Twitter @simcoecounty and Facebook @CountyofSimcoe) using #ITSTARTS.

4)    Take a short video (no more than 30 seconds in length).  The video should be about how you are taking action against racism or discrimination, the value of diversity, or how diversity strengthens Simcoe County.  Share the video on social media using #ITSTARTS.

5)    Educate yourself.  Visit for definitions and resources on how to take safe and purposeful action against racism and discrimination.  Information is geared to a wide-range of community sectors.

As Simcoe County continues to grow and diversify, the pledge sends a positive message that Simcoe County is a healthy and welcoming community to live, work, and play.

Join us in the pledge campaign and encourage friends, family members, colleagues, and community leaders to participate.  There is strength in numbers!

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Facebook Workshop

Come by the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library to book your spot for a step by step comprehensive instruction in creating and using a Facebook account.

SCHEDULED FOR: Wednesday, July 5th 2017 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM


We will cover privacy settings, and connecting with friends and family. As well as creating events to plan out your next BBQ, and creating groups to connect with like minded people, and more..

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