Orangeville Public Library | Check It Out Newsletter | July 2021
Welcome Back!
We look forward to seeing you at the Mill Street Library! Our doors are open Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for computer use and browsing the collection. A mask is required, and we ask that you limit your visit to 45 minutes.

The curbside pick-up service continues to be available.
TD Summer Reading Club
Get your Summer Read On! Join OPL's TD Summer Reading Club for children 12 and under. Register, log reading, and have the chance to win great prizes supporting local businesses.

Here’s how:

  1. Download the Beanstack Tracker app
  2. Log in, or create an account, using the Beanstack App or create an account online
  3. Track your reading, earn digital badges, and complete fun challenges
  4. Keep reading, tracking, and submit tickets for a chance to win great prizes at the end of the summer! 

Double the fun by participating in virtual programs and events. Programs run until August 28. Check the Events Calendar and join in on the fun.

Check out the TD Summer Reading Club Summer Storywalk® in downtown Orangeville. Starting next week, you can read a story outside as you stroll along Broadway.
Ask an Expert
Vaccine Information Session
Monday, July 12, 3 p.m.
Do you have questions about COVID-19 and the vaccines? Attend this information session facilitated by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health to get the latest vaccine updates and learn more.

You will need a laptop or device with an internet connection for this Microsoft Teams session. Please register to receive the meeting link.
New at the Library
French eBooks and Audiobooks
Cantook Station gives you access to eBooks and audiobooks in French from well-known Québecois and European authors as well as some popular titles translated from English. Books for adults, teens and children. Check-out up to 7 titles for 21 days.

Watch our video to get started!
Summer Reads
This year, we have expanded our Summer Reading Challenge to include Teens (13 to 17) and Adults. Track your summer reads on Beanstack for a chance to win great prizes! The challenge runs from July 5 to September 5. The more books you read, the greater your chances to win.

Teens - you could win gift certificates for: Amazon, BookLore, Starbucks, Sport Chek, Wicked Shortbread and McDonald’s!

Adults - you could win gift certificates for: Bluebird Café and Grill, Cycling Elements, Son of A Chef, Reader’s Choice, and the Chocolate Shop!

We would love to see photos of your participation in the activities - don't forget to use the hashtag #oplreads2021 or #oplteenreads2021 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Happy Reading!
Graphic image of children watch Shannon read a story

Ms. Shannon will share new picture books in storytime this summer. Weekly on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. - but you can watch anytime on our YouTube channel.

Colourful image of wavy haired teen reading a book
Teen Chronicles

Tell us what you have read recently and get STEM/Non-fiction reading suggestions. Join the conversation on Friday, July 9 at 4:30 p.m. Register to receive the event link.
Orange thREADs

Enjoy a virtual conversation about recent reads and all things fibre arts. Orange thREADs meets on Tuesday, July 20, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Register to receive the event link.
More to Discover!
Make OPL your summer destination! Whether you like to read in a hammock or explore local trails, your library card is your passport to summer fun.

  • Borrow the Internet - a SmartSpot is a portable wireless hotspot that you can borrow to provide free internet access using the Bell cellular network

  • Read magazines online with Flipster and PressReader (also includes daily newspapers)

More information about Passes and Things to borrow.
Community Art Project
Thank you for participating!
We can't wait to see all the wonderful artwork. A friendly reminder to return your painted tile by Saturday, July 10 at 5 p.m. Please hand it to a staff member and be sure to include your name.

Your completed art piece will be part of a 500 tile mosaic showcasing the historic charm of Orangeville.
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