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Elevator is back in service

We are happy to announce that our elevator service has been restored.

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Library Elevator is Out of Order

At the moment, our elevator is not working. Repairs are underway, and we’ll update this post when the elevator is back up and running.

Meanwhile, please ask us at the Service Desk for assistance getting materials from the second floor, or for help to move your heavy items upstairs.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

Library Technology Use Survey

The Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library, in conjunction with 6 neighbouring libraries, is evaluating our technology services. We would appreciate your participation in this survey, available online until June 23. Your responses will help us understand how patrons use the library’s technology so it can provide resources and services that are valuable to the community.

The survey will ask you some general questions about how you use the library, the library’s website, and other services and how this may have helped you in your life. The survey will also ask specific questions related to the use of the library’s computers and Internet connection in the following areas: education, employment, entrepreneurship, health and wellness, eGovernment, civic engagement, eCommerce, and social inclusion.

This survey is confidential and does not collect any personally identifiable information. You must provide your year of birth but all other questions are optional, so you are free to not answer any questions you do not want to answer. You must be at least 14 years old to take this survey.

We expect the survey will take 10-15 minutes.

We thank you for helping us undertake this evaluation and thank you for taking this survey!

British Home Children

Join author Lori Oschefski tomorrow evening for a talk about British Home Children.

Wednesday May 31 at 7:00 pm the Zima room.

Between 1869 and 1949, Over 100,000 children were shipped to Canada from the United Kingdom to be used as a source of cheap labour. Join author Lori Oschefski to learn about the British Home Children migration program and the valuable contributions these children made to our Country.

Artifacts and photographs from the British Home Children Advocacy & Research Association will be on display at the Library from May 10 to June 2, 2017.

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.