Orangeville Public Library | Check It Out Newsletter | April 2021
Mill Street Library
Provincial Shutdown - Changes as of Saturday, April 3
Due to the COVID-19 province-wide shutdown, there is limited access to the building and the public cannot browse the collection.
  • We encourage you to use the curbside pick-up service, Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Place holds online or call the library (519-941-0610) and our staff will assist you find titles.
  • The Mill Street location will be open for computer and businesses services from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A reservation is recommended.
  • Grab n' Go bags are available for all ages - staff will select books for you!
  • Please use the Mill Street exterior drop box for returns.
  • Access the digital collection with your library card including eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, and online courses with Mango Languages and LinkedIn Learning.
Spring Break: It's all about STEM
Science Workshops

The library is hosting three Science in SITU workshops during Spring Break. Register to receive the event link and details about picking-up materials from the library.

April 12, 1 p.m. - Candy Chemistry

April 14, 1 p.m. - Mix It Up

April 16, 1 p.m. - Good Clean Fun

The workshops are led by a trained facilitator from our partner organization Scientists in School and are suitable for ages 4 to 12.
Earth Week Storytime

Tune in to enjoy a special storytime with Mayor Sandy Brown and Sustainable Orangeville Committee Chair, Councillor Grant Peters on Tuesday, April 20. Watch on YouTube starting at 10 a.m.

Don't forget to pick-up a Seed Planting Kit (available April 19 to 24) to celebrate Earth Week. Plant together at home as a family and watch it grow. These kits are graciously provided by the Grain Farmers of Ontario.

Thank you to the Sustainable Orangeville Committee for the generous donation of environmentally themed picture books again this year!
Science Storytime

Watch Shannon demonstrate a fun colour mixing experiment on Tuesday, April 13, at 10 a.m. If you would like to try the experiment at home, please register to receive your STEM kit. Kits are limited and best suited for children ages 4 to 7.

Catch all of our storytimes on YouTube.
Infant Song Time

Join Dannielle and Lesley for a virtual sing along and storytime with your infant every Wednesday in April at 9 a.m. Meet new parents and enjoy learning and discussing brain development.

Tween Club

Join Nicole on Monday, April 26 at 4 p.m. for an Earth themed Tween Club. Learn how to create seed bombs and test your green trivia skills.

Register for the event link and a kit of supplies.
Teen Programs
Teen Advisory Group

Join Tanis on Friday, April 9 at 4:30 p.m. to catch up, meet other teens and learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities. TAG is for ages 13 to 17.

An event link and login instructions for Microsoft Teams will be sent upon registration.
Teen Book Club

What to read next? Join other teens virtually to talk about your recent reads and get more genre or book suggestions for future reads. Join Tanis on Friday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Crystal Queer Project

A new collaboration with DCAFS LGBTQ+ group GLOW to feature stories and poetry by youth from the Crystal Queer Project. An evening of entertainment and thoughtful discussion on Thursday, April 29 at 7 p.m.


Adult Virtual Programs
Storytelling Series

Join us for a celebration of poetry with local poet Marion Frazer on Monday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. Marion will reflect on how people connect with poems and will share a few favourites from her collection, “As I Was Saying”.

Orange thREADs

Enjoy a virtual conversation about recent reads and all things fibre arts on Tuesday, April 20 at 1 p.m.

This meeting will be facilitated through Microsoft Teams.

Coffee, Conversation and Books

Local author, Ann Burke will discuss her book “The Seventh Shot” on Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. A true crime page turner about an investigation of a killer-cop from Ontario!

100 Books, 100 Possibilities

Join the 2021 personal reading challenge for a chance to win great prizes. Sign up through Beanstack and start tracking your books.

Don't Miss Out on Upcoming Events

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for announcements on new virtual programs.
Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
The library is hosting the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program again this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 tax returns will be completed remotely with a telephone interview. The program runs until April 27.

Eligible individuals with a modest income and a simple tax situation can drop off their tax receipts at the Mill Street Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday.
Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 28, 5 p.m.
Board Minutes and Agendas are now available on the Town's website. If you have a question for the board, please email Deb Vatanen

If you have any questions about library services, please send us an email or call the library at 519-941-0610.
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