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.
We are pleased to announce our new Laptop Lending Service! Library patrons in good standing may borrow one of our laptops for 2 hours for use within the Library. Laptops are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be reserved.
In order to borrow a laptop, patrons must first read and complete a Laptop Use Agreement at the Borrower Services Desk. Those under the age of 18 must have this agreement co-signed by a parent or legal guardian, who must be present at the Library at the time the form is being completed. Borrowers are responsible for the laptop and its accessories while signed out. Please review our Laptop Lending Policy and User Agreement Form for complete details on borrower responsibilities.
All laptops connect easily to our wireless network and allow for black and white ($0.10/page) and colour ($0.25/page) printing through the 2nd Floor printer. Each runs Microsoft Windows 10 and has a full complement of software including:
- Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
- Audacity (audio editing)
- Gimp 2 (photo editing)
- Blender (3D design)
- Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox (web browsers)
Whether you are working on a project, conducting research or looking to learn new computer skills, borrow one of our laptops today!
A new crop of DVDs arrives here every week. Here are a few of the latest, with links to our catalog:
Download our New DVDs list to see all the new arrivals.
The Spring Brochure for adult programs is now available. There are three new programs starting in April.
Senior’s Social Club – Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 10:30 am in the Boardroom. It is a free drop-in program with a different activity each month.
Afternoon Tea Book Club – Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm in the Boardroom. The first book, The Martian, for the May 11 meeting is now available at Borrower’s Services.
Monday Movie Matinees – The 3rd Monday of the Month at 1:30 pm in the Zima room. The first movie is, Brooklyn, on April 18.
You can download a printable version of the Adult programs Spring 2016or pick yours up at the Library today.
Get your pencils ready, Fans of Adult Fiction. The Spring Bestseller List is here!
Three times a year we create a list of all the hot fiction titles on order and being published over the next few months. The Spring list includes books by David Baldacci, Iris Johansen, Stephen King, James Patterson, and many more top authors.
Our Bestseller List gives you advance notice of the popular books which will be arriving soon in the Library, so you can place reservations on your favourite titles. Or let us place the holds for you. Just complete the form and drop it in at Borrower Services.
Here’s a link to a pdf version of the Spring 2016 Bestseller List.