Summer Program Assistant Position Available

The Summer Program 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 7-week contract, beginning July 4th, 2017 and finishing on August 18th, 2017. This position is 35 hours per week and includes evening and weekend shifts. The rate for this position is $11.40 per hour.

Please note that this position is only available to those currently enrolled in high school and at least 14 years old.

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

Deadline for applications is June 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm.

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Recognizing Our Volunteers

In honour of National Volunteer Week (April 23 – 29) the library would like to take this opportunity to publicly recognize the dedicated efforts of the many volunteers who help ensure that our high quality programs, services and collections are made possible. Through their tireless commitment, these individuals not only contribute to the library’s mandate, but also to the Bradford community.

Dynamic, entertaining and informative programs and services are made possible through the dedicated fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Library, who organize such major events as their semi-annual book sales and author visits. A host of other volunteers dedicate their time and energy assisting with programs and other library-related tasks such as Drop-in LEGO, Family Saturdays and the provision of our Homebound Library Service. Others help contribute to the development of our Local History Collections and ensure important information is preserved and available for future generations of researchers. Thanks to our teen volunteers who assist with a number of children’s activities, as well as being part of the Teen Advisory Group.

We thank each and every individual who helps make your public library a dynamic, welcoming, and integral part of the Bradford West Gwillimbury community.

Interested in getting involved? Additional information and volunteer application forms are available on our website. Join us today!

For more information on National Volunteer Week, we encourage you to visit the Volunteer Canada website.

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One-on-One Tech Help is back!

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 Michael.

Appointments are now being taken for these one-on-one sessions.

On Mondays starting Monday, May 1st, 2017, 3pm to 6pm

On Wednesdays starting Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, 6pm to 9pm

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

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Renovating to Serve You Better

Get ready for enhanced service from one handy location…

We are very pleased to announce our upcoming plans to renovate the front area of the main floor to serve you better and make it even easier to find the help and materials you need. You asked and we listened. You have told us that you would prefer to have a “one-stop-shop” for all of your Library needs. So to do this, we will be consolidating our Borrower and Information Services Desks into a single service desk.

Another great benefit of redesigning our first floor space is the improved access to the latest books, movies and music. We will have a more open and inviting space to showcase more displays.

In order to facilitate the renovations and to have the least impact on Library users, we will be undertaking this work over the Easter long weekend. As such, the Library will be closed from Thursday, April 13th at 9:00 pm until Tuesday, April 18th at 1:00 pm.

Our customer service team is looking forward to serving you even better from this new central desk and can’t wait to show you the finished results! Thank you for your patience.

For more information please read our Press Release on the renovation.

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Official Railway Sign Unveiling

We invite you to join us and the Bradford West Gwillimbury Local History Association on Saturday, February 25 at 1:30 pm for the official unveiling of the old Bradford Railway Station sign in the Library’s Café. The sign is on permanent display thanks to the Wayne Anthill and the Local History Association. We think it makes an awesome addition to that space in the Library.

The unveiling precedes the regular meeting of the Association which will feature Frank Jonkman Jr. who will be presenting “Stories of the Canal Project 2010-2016.” Their meeting starts at 2 pm and all are welcome.

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