Keep Calm and Latch On

Join the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit here on Saturday, October 1st for the Quintessence World Breastfeeding Challenge. Registration takes place at 10:00 am; latch on at 11:00 am. Learn more about the challenge on the Quintessence website.

Learn more about breastfeeding on the SMDHU’s website. Remember that we also host the weekly Bradford Breastfeeding Place each Thursday from 1:00 to 2:30 pm in the Green Multipurpose Room.

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Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Friday, October 21, 2016; 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Preview Sale • $10 admission/family)
Saturday, October 22, 2016; 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (free admission)
Sunday, October 23, 2016; 1:00 – 3:30 pm (free admission)

The Friends of the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library are pleased to announce their Fall Book Sale. The sale offers tons of paperbacks, fiction, non-fiction, young adult books, children’s books, compact discs and DVDs!

The Preview Sale happens on Friday evening from 7:00 – 8:30 pm with an admission of $10/family. It is your best opportunity to get some of the best items on offer. Help support your local public library and add to your own private collection.

Interested in more information about the Friends of the Library? Visit our Friends page to find out more.

(Book sale slide and poster image by MarLeah Cole and post image by Ian Wilson through Flickr Creative Commons License.)

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Food for Fines: September 25 – October 1, 2016

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 25th to October 1st, 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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Sunday Hours

We are pleased to announce the restart of Sunday hours. Beginning September 11th, the Library will now be open Sundays from 1:00 to 5:30 pm. We look forward to see you 7 days a week!

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Loan Stars Titles ready for borrowing

loanstars-blackLibrary 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 August releases that ranked the highest. The winner was a much-talked-about historical novel: By Gaslight by Steven Price.

If you see something you like, just click on the title or book cover to go to our catalogue and place a hold.

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