What do you love?

Mornings or evenings?
Coffee or tea?
Fiction or non-fiction?
Magazines or DVDs?
Walking on a trail or cuddles on the couch?

Find some time to enjoy something you love.

As always, thank you for making the library a part of your life.
Curbside Pickup Continues
  • Step One: Place items on hold via our online catalogue or call the library for assistance.

  • Step Two: We will call you when items are ready for pickup.

  • Step Three: Stop by the library during curbside hours & give us a call when you're waiting in the parking lot.

  • Step Four: A staff member will be happy to bring the item(s) out.
Selwyn Public Library Hours for Curbside
Bridgenorth Library
Monday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Ennismore Library
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Lakefield Library
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Library News - Fine Free Lending is Back (Again)!
Yes, it's true. Fine-free lending is back.

All items returned to the library are being checked in fine-free.

Fine-free lending will be in place as long as the Stay at Home order is in effect.

All items that are returned will be quarantined for a minimum of three days. If you return an item on the day it is due, and then see it has not been checked in and a fine has been added to your account, please be assured that the fine will be cleared after the quarantine period.
Your Online Library - Ancestry Library Edition
Access from your home computer is available until March 31st, 2021.

To get started, log in to your online account using your 14-digit library card number & PIN. Then, click on the Ancestry Library Edition button found on the right-hand side of the catalogue page. 
Online Adult Programs - February
Blind Date With A Book: February 1st - 12th
Step 1: Email Kacie or phone 705 652-8623, and say that you would like a blind date with a book.

Step 2: You will be notified when your blind date is ready for curbside pickup. Then you come pick up your blind date!

Step 3: Unwrap your book at home and start reading. When you are finished, return the book through the book drop, which is open 24/7.

For anyone who's wanted to try their hand at stitching!
Join the weekly online meeting to learn about the section you will work on at home that week. 

Beginning February 3rd, 2021, and runs for 6 weeks.
Meet every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. for an hour on Zoom
Geared to beginners, no experience required. Material included.

Trivia Night
The theme is "Love is in the Air!" Test your knowledge of rom coms, love songs, famous love stories, and more at this month’s virtual trivia night! 
Thursday, February 18th @ 8:30 p.m.

Move Forward Challenge: February, March, & April
STEP 1: Register! Online (link below), by phone 705 652-8623, or email Kacie.
STEP 2: Get active! Walk, run, roll, bike, ski. Do anything either indoors or outdoors to propel yourself forward. Keep track of your mileage. Ensure physical distancing from others at all times.
STEP 3: Submit mileage. At the end of the month, email your mileage to Kacie. Participants who submit mileage will be entered in a grand prize draw. Each month the prize will be a $50 Gift Card from Runner’s Life in Peterborough.
If you are looking for a great read to motivate you to get outside and move forward, here is a list of great books available to borrow from the Selwyn Public Library. All of these books feature human resilience and fascinating athletic stories. 

Ongoing Programs for Adults

Online Film Club
Each month we will watch a movie on Hoopla (free for library patrons), then join the optional zoom meetings to discuss them! No need to be a movie buff.

February Online Film Club Movie: I Used To Go Here
Watch the movie whenever is convenient for you.
Optional Zoom Meeting: Thursday, February 4th at 8:30 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.
February Take-and-Make DIY Kit: 4 pack Valentine's Day cards.

Snowbird Social
In an effort to keep our "Snowbirds" busy this winter, we have created the Snowbird Social! Weekly activity pages for adults.
Email Heidi and request a copy of the snowbird social activity pages.
Online Teen Program - February
Red Maple Reading Club: Grades 7 & 8
Read at least 5/10 nominated new titles by Canadian authors this winter and join grade 7 and 8 students across North America who get the chance to make one Canadian author famous!
Special book based activities, Voting, and prizes.
At this time, there are no in branch meetings for this program this year. February-April.

Online Children's Programs - February
Ongoing Programs
There is still space in our Babytime @ Home (ages birth – 2; Fridays at 9:30 a.m.) and Blue Spruce Storytime (ages 3-7; Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.) programs. These engaging and fun virtual programs for children and their caregivers are ongoing and participants may join anytime. 
Visit our website for all of the details.

Mo Willems Colouring Contest (All Ages)
It’s children’s author Mo Willem’s birthday this month! Let’s celebrate with a colouring contest! All ages. Prizes in 3 age categories.
Submit your sheet by the morning of February 11th so we can use your child’s art to help celebrate Mo’s birthday online that day! 

Potter in Love: Online Family Trivia Night (All Ages)
Break out your love potions! Join us for another Potter themed trivia night! This time, we’ll look at relationships in the Harry Potter books and films and see which witch or wizard family knows it all! Small prizes for winning teams. All ages. 
Thursday, February 11th @ 7:00 p.m.

Nailed It! Valentine’s Day
Submit a photo of your best cake, cookies, or confections along with a photo of what it should have looked like for a Valentine's Day edition of Nailed It! This competition is sure to be lots of fun for the whole family! All ages. Prize for overall winning family.
Photos must be submitted by February 15th.

Virtual Scattergories for Families
Get your family ready and join us for a virtual game of Scattergories. You will be playing as a team against other families. Top scoring families win a prize! You will need one device, an internet connection and pencil and paper to play. All ages welcome.
Friday, February 26th at 7:00 p.m.

Silver Birch Club (Gr. 3-6 age range)
Read at least 5/10 nominated new titles by Canadian authors in one or more reading categories this winter and join children across North America to get the chance to make one Canadian author famous!
Special book-based activities, voting, and prizes.
At this time, there are no in branch meetings for this program this year. February-April.

“I Read Canadian” Photo Contest
February 17th is “I Read Canadian” day and we will be celebrating with a contest for children and teens enrolled in our Forest of Reading programs (Blue Spruce Storytime, Silver Birch Club, and Red Maple Club). Participants take a creative photo of themselves reading their club book or another favourite book by a Canadian author and email us their photos to win a selection of fun prizes. 
Having difficulties with online registration? 
Please call the Bridgenorth Library 705 292-5065 or email Kathleen.
*New DVDs*
True History of the Kelly Gang
*New DVD Series*
Doctor Blake Mysteries: Season 1
Flesh and Blood
*Family DVDs*
Upside Down Magic
The War with Grandpa
*New Fiction*
The Awakening by Nora Roberts
The Butterfly Lampshade by Aimee Bender
The Dress Shop on King Street by Ashley Clark
The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett
Find me in Havana by Serena Burdick
Fortune by Ian Hamilton
The Great Offshore Grounds by Vanessa Veselka
The Queen of Tuesday by Darin Strauss
Our Darkest Night by Jennifer Robson
The Devil You Know by Charles M. Blow
A Promised Land by Barack Obama
Snow Drift by Helene Tursten
Return to Virgin River by Robyn Carr
The Art of Falling by Danielle McLaughlin
Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict
Heather's Book Recommendation -
To sleep in a sea of stars by Christopher Paolini
Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds.
Now she's awakened a nightmare.
During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she's delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move.
As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn't at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human.
While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity's greatest and final hope . . .
Contact Us
Bridgenorth Library: 705-292-5065
Lakefield Library: 705-652-8623
Ennismore Library: 705-292-8022

We welcome your questions & comments at news@mypubliclibrary.ca