Escape the Library II; June 4th to June 11th; groups of 4-8 FREE

Senior's Social Club; 2nd Monday of the Month at 10:30 am

English Conversation Circle cancelled

English Conversation Circle cancelled this Saturday May 28. We apologize for the inconvenience. The program will resume next Saturday at 2:00 pm.

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Loan Stars Titles for May 2016

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 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.

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Summer Program Assistant Position Available

The Library is current seeking to fill the position of Summer Program Assistant. The Assistant will work closely with department staff to assist in the delivery of summer programs for children and teens. The Summer Program Assistant will also help with the delivery of the TD Summer Reading Club at the library. This is a 8 week contract, beginning June 27th, 2016 and finishing on August 19th, 2016. This position is 35 hours per week and includes evening and weekend shifts. The rate for this position is $11.25 per hour.

Please note that this position is only available to:

  • High School students aged 14 and up; and
  • Will require a Vulnerable Sector Check

For complete details on qualifications and submission, please read the Summer Program Assistant advertisement (pdf).

Deadline for applications is May 24, 2016 at 5:30 pm.

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New Strategic Plan

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.

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New Laptop Lending Service

laptop_lendingWe 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!

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