Patron Satisfaction Survey

The Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library is actively seeking community input as we begin work on the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan. Through a combination of Community Focus Groups and a Patron Satisfaction Survey, members of the community are invited to help guide the direction of our strategic planning process. Have your say in shaping the direction of Library services in our growing community through 2020.

The Patron Satisfaction Survey is available online and may be accessed at We encourage you to share this information with your family, friends and colleagues across our community.

Don’t delay! The deadline for survey completion is October 30, 2015. Please include your contact information in completing the survey to be entered into a draw to win an Apple iPad Mini.


Our Community Focus Groups are scheduled for:

  • Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

To pre-register to participate in a focus group, please call Luisa at (905) 775-3328, ext. 6104 or by email at Light refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions regarding this survey, or our Community Focus groups, please contact Terri Watman, Chief Executive Officer at the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library at 905.775.3328 ext. 6101.

Get involved and help shape the future direction of YOUR library! We thank you in advance for completing the survey and participating in our Focus Groups to make your voice heard.

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Library Community Focus Groups

Please join BWGPL’s Community Focus Groups to help guide the direction of Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library’s 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan.

Light refreshments will be served.

Focus groups are scheduled for:

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Multipurpose Room
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Multipurpose Room
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Multipurpose Room
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Help Shape the Future Direction of Your Library!

Please contact Luisa Pinto to pre-register at or 905-775-3328 x 6104.

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One-on-One Technology Help

Laptop, Smartphone and Tablet

Need help setting up or managing your email? Questions about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social networking sites? Have a tablet or eBook reader and don’t know where to start? Looking for help with Microsoft Office? Have other technology-related questions? We have the FREE help you need with our one-on-one tech sessions with Nathan.

Appointments are now being taken for these one-on-one sessions. Starting Saturday, September 19th, 2015 and on every Saturday through December 12th, 2015, you may book appointments in 30 minute increments from 1:30 to 5:30 pm.

Visit the 1st Floor Information Desk or call (905) 775-3328 ext. 6109 to book an appointment today!

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New Arts, Culture and Design Documentaries

Do you love a good documentary on arts, culture and/or design? If you are, we are pleased to offer you some great viewing with these recently added titles to our collection:

Salt of the Earth [photography]
DVD 770 Sal

A moment of rest at the Serra Pelada Mine (1986) by Salgado

This Oscar-nominated documentary tells the remarkable story of world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado.  Over the past 40 years, Salgado has been traveling the world documenting our natural world as well as historically significant moments and events. Often in the most remote regions on the planet, or in the most tumultuous areas of conflict and hardship, his lens provides us with unmatched exposure to beauty, nature, hardship and the human condition. This often hard-hitting and unflinching documentary will undoubtedly leave its mark on viewers. Learn more about his remarkable life and his dedication to making the world a better place.

We also have a beautiful book of Salgado’s photography, featuring his project Genesis, in the Library collection.

View the trailer

Find it in the Catalogue

A clean, clear design to help keep New Yorkers and visitors moving across the city

Design is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli [graphic and industrial design]
DVD 745.4 Des

Chances are you have seen the work of these iconic and historically significant designers sometime in your life. This husband and wife team of graphic and industrial designers have created some of our most recognizable brands, designs and objects…from the American Airlines logo and brand, to the New York City Subway system map and signage, to beautiful home decor items.

The Vignelli’s recently opened the Vignelli Center for Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology featuring many of their designs.  The Center houses the Vignelli’s extensive professional archives which includes primary source material and finished works.

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Continue Reading New Arts, Culture and Design Documentaries

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Food for Fines: September 20 – 26, 2015

Once again we are pleased to offer Library patrons a unique way to lower their overdue fines and help support the local community. During the week of September 20th to 26th, we will be accepting non-perishable food donations to lower your outstanding fines. Each food item donated will lower your fine by $1.00. All items collected will be donated to the Bradford West Gwillimbury Food Bank. Note that food donations will not be accepted for replacement cost of lost or damaged items, room rentals or any other fee payments.

Please do not donate items with expired dates. These items cannot be accepted by the Food Bank and must be manually removed and discarded by Food Bank volunteers, which adds an additional burden to their limited resources.

Suggested items to donate:

  • Soups
  • Canned fruits, vegetables or meats
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rice, pasta or beans
  • Cereals, crackers
  • Baby food
  • Canned juice, Juice Box
  • Healthy Snacks

Items not accepted:

  • Packages with expired dates
  • Bulk food
  • Fresh food
  • “Junk” food
  • Damaged items
  • Open packages
  • Homemade food

We thank you for helping support the local community with your non-perishable food donations.

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