July Heat

There are some hot new items on our shelves and news to share. Find out more as you read the newsletter!

As always, thank you for making the library a part of your life.
Happy Canada Day!

The library will be closed from Thursday, July 1st - Sunday, July 4th.
Have fun and stay safe.
The Library is OPEN
Phase Two:
Library OPEN for in-person service the week of Monday, July 5th.
  • Members of the public will be welcome to come into the library, browse, and borrow items!
  • Public computers & printers will be available by appointment or drop-in* depending on availability.

For all information regarding the library and COVID regulations, please visit our website.
Library News - Great Canadian Giving Challenge
Thank You!
As of June 28th, the total donated to the library for the Great Canadian Giving Challenge is $1,108.00

Haven't donated yet? Don't wait any longer. Donations for the Giving Challenge will be accepted until June 30th at 11:59 p.m.

Online donations are made through CanadaHelps.org and will receive a tax receipt.

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.
  • Ontario Parks Pass
  • STEAM Kits
  • Disc Golf Kits
  • Fishing Rods
  • Plus more
Coming Soon - Jigsaw puzzles 
We're working on another new collection!

Soon, patrons will be able to borrow jigsaw puzzles... and, we'd like your help putting this collection together. Donations of intact puzzles are welcome.

Please email Kacie or phone Lakefield Library at 705 652-8623
Library News - MakerSpace Coming to the Library!
Recently, the Township of Selwyn and the Selwyn Public Library learned that we have received a $78,200 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to create a permanent MakerSpace at the Lakefield Branch of the Selwyn Public Library.

The Township’s grant will help the Library to buy the tools, technical equipment, and software needed to provide patrons with creative experiences.
By creating the first permanent MakerSpace within Peterborough County, the Selwyn Public Library will provide access to new and emerging technologies, such as laser cutters, 3D printers, etc. while creating opportunities for learning, fostering problem-solving skills, and creative thinking for people of all ages and abilities.

This will also create potential opportunities for local, small business start-ups within our community, allowing community members to discover and explore new equipment without the financial burden of purchasing the expensive capital items themselves.

For more information, please contact: Sarah Hennessey, CEO/Chief Librarian
Online Adult Programs - July
Online Genealogy Q&A - Canada and England
Online Genealogy Programs with the Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. This online workshop will answer questions from YOU about genealogical research focusing on Canada and England. You are welcome to pose a question in advance or just listen.
Wednesday, July 21st, 1:00 p.m.

Summer Book Club
A new book club that everyone is welcome to join! 
Zoom Meetings: July 12th and August 9th
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Books will be available to download through Hoopla
July - Hollywood Eden by Joel Selvin
August - Why birds sing by Nina Berkhout

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.
July Take-and-Make DIY Kit: Confetti Bowl

Take-and-Make Kits will be available July 5th 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
Let’s get All Booked Up this summer! This year will be the final edition of All Booked Up. The program started on June 23, 2021 and goes until August 19. Participants in Grades 5 and up can read books of their choice. For each book read, they post a book review online in our private blog.
For each book review posted, the participant gets a ballot in the final grand prize draw (up to a maximum of 6 ballots for each participant).
For 2021, the prizes are seven $25 Cineplex gift cards and three $100 Mastercard gift cards.
The winners will be announced on the blog on August 19 at 6 p.m.
If you have any questions, please email Kacie.
Online Children's Programs - July
TDSRC Summer Reading Challenge (Ages 3–10)
How many books or book chapters can YOU read this summer?
To participate, children colour in a creature on their recording sheet every time they read a book or chapter. Once a sheet is full, kids send a photo of the sheet in via email or drop it off at their local branch.  
There will be a draw for small prizes every two weeks and a BIG prize draw at the end of the summer. 
Challenge closes August 22nd.

Virtual Club Events for Ages 3-5: Storytime @ Home
Enjoy stories, active songs, games & an activity or craft at home. Children attend with a caregiver. Join one or both of the programs.
Mondays 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
July 5th Theme - “Get Outside!”
July 12th Theme – “Nature @ Night”

Virtual Club Events for Ages 6-9
Games, Cool facts, Book looks with an activity or craft based on the theme.
Tuesday, July 6th, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Theme: Know it all Science

Virtual Club Events for Ages 10+
Trendy STEAM crafts with book recommendations.
Join one, two, or all three of the programs.
Wednesdays 9:30 - 10 a.m.
July 14th: Sew a Circuit
July 28th: Pop Socket Design

Choose your own Adventure: Mission to Mars (All ages)
Your team will have big decisions to make! Use a unique map of Lakefield to hunt down story endings. Register to get your map or pick up a copy at any library branch. Collect a code for each mission you complete and send this in to be entered in a draw to win a space-themed prize bag.
July 2nd to August 3rd

In-person Tye-dye Shirt Squirt (Ages 4-16)
We'll fill our sanitized water guns with tye-dye and you bring a shirt to squirt with colour! Small family sessions are available on Wed. July 7th at the Bridgenorth Library and we will contact you to book your session after you have registered (we are limiting session numbers due to Covid protocols). 
All current Covid protocols must be followed by attendees. 
Wednesday, July 7th

Virtual Family Trivia Night
Pottermania! To honour Harry’s Birthday month, join our trivia night on all thing’s Potter! All ages.
July 8th at 7:00 p.m. 

Self-led Selwyn Storywalks (All ages)
Get outdoors in these self-led programs and explore our local trails with a story and/or scavenger hunt. Register below if you’d like to receive the Scavenger Hunt activity for any or all of the Storywalks.

Story: After the Fall by Dan Santat
Location: Selwyn Conservation Area (start: parking lot)
Date: June 30th - July 2nd

Story: Maple Murple by Sherri Fitch
Location: Isabel Morris Park in Lakefield
Date: July 15th - 18th

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

Take and Make Kit Special Events (All ages)
Pick up a craft kit for your child while visiting the beach or market.
First come first served. 
July 23: Jones Beach in Bridgenorth (10:30 am-12:00 pm)
July 30: Lakefield Beach in Lakefield (10 am-12:00 pm)

Virtual Family BINGO (All ages)
Play via Zoom for small prize bags! Everyone’s a winner.
July 22nd, 2:00 - 2:40 p.m.

July Colouring Contest (All ages) 
Join our “I love Summer” colouring contest for a chance to win 1 of 3 summer-themed prize bags.
Entries due by July 29th.
Having difficulties with online registration? 
Please call the Bridgenorth Library 705 292-5065 or email Kathleen.
*New DVDs*
The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
The Little Things
The Marksman
*New Family DVDs*
Raya and the Last Dragon
Roald Dahl’s The Witches
*New Documentary DVDs*
Beyond Sixty
They Say It Can’t Be Done
*New Fiction*
  • Animal by Lisa Taddeo
  • Home stretch by Graham Norton
  • A peculiar combination by Ashley Weaver

*New Non-Fiction*
  • This is the fire: what I say to my friends about racism by Don Lemon
  • Metabolical: the lure and lies of processed food, nutrition and modern medicine by Robert H. Lustig
  • Laziness does not exist by Devon Price
Heather's Book Recommendation -
The adventurous kid’s guide to the world’s most mysterious places
by Patrick Makin
If you could explore anywhere in the world, where would you choose? Hop on your magic carpet and fly across the globe to discover the secrets of 19 off-limits locations, from Area 51 to the Vatican “Secret” Archives to Bouvet Island (the remotest place on Earth) to the heavily guarded Queen’s bedroom. Explore places you never thought you would be able to visit—including natural wonders, historic sites, places of danger, and cultural curiosities—and discover why they have been shrouded in secrecy from the rest of the world . . .
Contact Us
Bridgenorth Library: 705-292-5065
Lakefield Library: 705-652-8623
Ennismore Library: 705-292-8022

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