August: the third chapter of summer

There's plenty of summer left. Time to read, relax, or explore.

As always, thank you for making the library a part of your life.

Happy Civic Holiday
The library will be closed
Monday, August 2nd.
Wishing everyone a
safe and enjoyable long weekend!
Our first book sale since 2019!

This is exciting - good selection, good quality, pre-owned books. There's something for everyone.

All books are for sale by donation and support the library.

See you on Saturday, August 7th in the Centennial Room. 8 Queen St. Lakefield. Adjacent to the Lakefield LIbrary.
The Library is OPEN
  • Members of the public are welcome to come into the library, browse, and borrow items!
  • Public computers & printers are available by appointment or drop-in* depending on availability.
  • Current hours will be in effect until September 6th.
Bridgenorth Library

Monday 10am - 2pm
Wednesday 2pm - 6pm
Thursday 12pm - 4pm
Friday 10am - 2pm
Ennismore Library

Monday 10am - 2pm
Tuesday 10am - 2pm
Thursday 2pm - 6pm
Lakefield Library

Tuesday 10am - 2pm
Wednesday 10am - 2pm
Thursday 1pm - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
For all information regarding the library and COVID regulations, please visit our website.
Updated Deck at Bridgenorth Library
Come and enjoy the deck at the Bridgenorth Library.

  • Patio set with umbrella
  • Bistro sets
  • Great view
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bring your own drink and food and stay awhile

The deck is available during library open hours.

Thanks to Scott Concrete in Lakefield for donating the two beautiful planters on our deck!
Library News - Great Canadian Giving Challenge Thank You
Thank You!

During the month of June,
33 people donated to the library for a total of $1, 651.
While the library did not win the Great Canadian Giving Challenge, we are happy for Community Care Peterborough who won the $20K draw.

Remember, donations can be made anytime on the Canada Helps website and will receive a tax receipt.
New Fundraising Effort - Buy A Book
Many of our enhanced programs and services are made possible by fundraising dollars.

We are asking for your support. Our goal is to raise $10,000 in 2021.
During the months of July & August, we encourage everyone to "Buy a Book"

For a minimum donation of $2, you can buy a paper book, put your name on it, and proudly display it in the library.

Paper books can be purchased at the circulation desk.
Library Volunteers Needed
The library is looking for people with awesome personalities to join our volunteer team.

  • Socialize with other volunteers
  • Support the community
  • Discover new resources
  • Fine-free account
Bridgenorth Library Opportunities: Wednesdays 4pm - 7pm and casual call-in.

Ennismore Library Opportunities: Variety of days and times, permanent and casual.

Lakefield Library Opportunities: Wednesdays 10am - 12pm & Fridays 2:30pm - 5:00pm
NEW - Library of Things
We have a number of unique items in our collection. In an effort to highlight this collection and make it easier to find, we created the "Library of Things" page on our website.
*NEW* Collection - Jigsaw puzzles 
Patrons can now borrow jigsaw puzzles from the Library! There are puzzles for all ages.

To view the collection in person, visit the Lakefield Library.

Patrons are also welcome to place puzzles on hold via the online catalogue and pick-up at their home library.
Thank you to our wonderful community members who donated puzzles
to make this collection possible!
Library News - Makerspace Update
We hope the community is as excited as we are about the new Makerspace thanks to the $78,200 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Here is the progress so far as we move towards this new and exciting venture. 
Final sale.
This was a nice opportunity for the community to shop local & support the library. It was also an occasion for volunteers & staff to reminisce.
The sale raised over $1,400 to support enhanced library programs and services.
Clean out & Prep work.
After the sale, the remaining items were donated to local New-to-You stores.
Doors have been replaced and wall prep has started!

Stay tuned for the next steps...
Online Adult Programs - August
Genealogy Q&A - Peterborough County
This online workshop will answer questions from YOU about genealogical research focusing on the Peterborough County. Our genealogists can also field questions about the surrounding counties of Haliburton, Northumberland and The City of Kawartha Lakes. You are welcome to pose a question in advance in this registration form or just listen.
Wednesday, September 1st, 1:00 p.m.

Take-and-Make DIY Kit
A NEW program designed for adults looking to keep their hands busy and get their creative juices flowing! A new kit will be available monthly.
August Take-and-Make DIY Kit: "Missing You" card

Take-and-Make Kits will be available August 3rd at each library location while supplies last.
Mystery Book Bags - All ages!
Mystery Book Bags for Children & Teens
Tell us the themes your child likes and we’ll make up a bag of books! 

Mystery Book Bags for Adults
Looking for a little excitement? Let the library put together a mystery book bag for you.
All Booked Up Summer 2021
All Booked Up Summer 2021 (Grades 5 - 12)
The program goes until August 19. For each book read, post a book review online in our private blog. For each book review posted, get a ballot in the final grand prize draw.
Online Children's Programs - August
Zombie Outbreak Program
If you thought a global pandemic was bad, now the Zombies are here! “Collect” survival gear to help your family through the Zombiepocolypse!. “Gear” will be posted throughout the village of Lakefield. Use the map to hunt down and record the location of each item. Map & item list will be provided upon registration or pick up a copy at your local library branch.
Enter your completed sheet to win a Zombie Survival Prize Bag for your family! August 5th - 31st.

Colouring Contest: August is for Ice Cream (All ages)
Join our colouring contest for a chance to win the draw for one of 3 small gift certificates for the Stuff’d Ice Cream store! Register to receive your colouring sheet on August 4th, the day the program begins.
The contest closes on August 26th.
Selwyn Storywalks (All ages)
Get outdoors and explore our local trails with a story and scavenger hunt. Stories will be in place 10:00 a.m. on day 1 until 5:00 p.m. on the last day.

Story: "The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do” by Ashley Spires.
Location: Lakefield Trail (start: Lakefield beach).
Date: July 30th - August 2nd

Story: “7 Ate 9” by Tara Lazar.
Location: Ennismore Heritage Trail.
Date: August 12th - 15th

Take and Make Kit Events (All ages)
Pick up a craft kit for your child while visiting the beach. First come first served. 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or while supplies last.
August 5th: Ennismore Waterfront Park
August 20th: Selwyn Conservation Area @ the Beach
Club Activity for Ages 3-5: Edible Play Dough
Make your own Ice Cream play dough that you can eat! Supplies will need to be picked up in advance of the program. Caregiver assistance is required.
Monday, August 9th, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Club Activity for Ages 6-9: Flight School
Make your own helicopter that really flies!
Tuesday, August 3rd, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Club Activity for Ages 10+: Shrinky Dink STEAM Craft
Up your STEAM skills by making some Trendy Shrinky Dink pins using stencils or your own artwork.
August 11th, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Online Family Trivia Night (All ages)
Back to School! Join our general knowledge trivia night to get your brain back in the game!
August 26th, 7:00 p.m. 

Online Family BINGO (All ages)
Play via Zoom for small prize bags!
Everyone’s a winner.
August 12th, 2:00 p.m. 
Having difficulties with online registration? 
Please call the Bridgenorth Library 705 292-5065 or email Kathleen.
*New DVDs*
The Courier
Godzilla vs Kong
Wrath of Man
*New Family DVDs*
Pikachu and Friends
Tom and Jerry: The Movie
*New TV DVDs*
Dead to Me, Season 1
His Dark Materials, Season 2
*New Fiction*
  • Black Ice by Brad Thor
  • Everyone in this room will someday be dead by Emily Austin
  • Hour of the witch by Chris Bohjallan
  • Mayflies by Andrew O’Hagan
  • Pug actually by Matt Dunn
  • Retreat by Elisabeth De Mariaffi
  • Together we will go by J. Michael Straczynski
  • Mrs. Rochester’s ghost by Lindsay Marcott
  • The other passenger by Louise Candlish
  • Not dark yet by Peter Robinson

*New Non-Fiction*
  • It’s elemental: The hidden chemistry in everything by Kate Biberdorf
  • Evolution gone wrong: The curious reasons by our bodies work (or don’t) by Alex Bezzerides
  • Plant-based athlete: A game-changing approach to peak performance by Matt Frazier
  • Ugly truth: Inside Facebook’s battle for domination by Sheera Frenkel
Heather's Book Recommendation - Hour of the witch by Chris Bohjalian
Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary's hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life.
But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Mary—a woman who harbors secret desires and finds it difficult to tolerate the brazen hypocrisy of so many men in the colony—soon becomes herself the object of suspicion and rumor. When tainted objects are discovered buried in Mary's garden, when a boy she has treated with herbs and simples dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from her home, Mary must fight to not only escape her marriage, but also the gallows.
A twisting, tightly plotted novel of historical suspense from one of our greatest storytellers, Hour of the Witch is a timely and terrifying story of socially sanctioned brutality and the original American witch hunt.
Contact Us
Bridgenorth Library: 705-292-5065
Lakefield Library: 705-652-8623
Ennismore Library: 705-292-8022

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