The month of June....
June 1st, the library starts scheduled curbside pickup.
June 20th, Summer equinox and the celebration of the start of summer.
June 21st, National Indigenous Peoples Day & Father's Day

As always, thank you for making the library a part of your life.
Special Library News - Scheduled Curbside Pickup
Below are the highlights of how scheduled curbside pickup will work.

Everyone is welcome to read our Scheduled Curbside Pickup FAQs , for more detailed information.

Step 1: Place items on hold using the library's online catalogue.
Login: 14 digit library card number. Default PIN is books, unless you've changed it.

Step 2: Wait for a library staff member to call you to schedule your pickup date & time.
Please note: library staff will never ask for personal information such as date of birth, social insurance number, or banking information.

Step 3: Pickup your items.
Upon arrival, park in the designated pickup location (signage will be clearly visible). If returning items, please get out of your vehicle and place them directly into the dropbox.

Return to your vehicle, open the truck, and call the library to let us know you've arrived.
* If you do not have a cell phone and are unable to call upon your arrival, simply advise us of this during our scheduling phone call, and we will make a note to watch for your arrival.

A library staff member will come out of the library and place your items into your trunk.

Once the staff member is a safe distance away, close your trunk, and you're on your merry way!

Arriving by Foot, Bike, or motorized mobility device.
We welcome patrons to arrive by any means necessary. When arriving by a mode of transportation, other than a vehicle, please wait in the designated pickup location. If returning items, please place them directly into the dropbox, then return to the pickup location.

Call the library to let us know you've arrived. * If you do not have a cell phone and are unable to call upon your arrival, simply advise us of this during our scheduling phone call, and we will make a note to watch for your arrival.

A library staff member will come out of the library and place your items a safe distance away from you.

Once the staff member is a safe distance away, proceed to pick up your items, and you're on your merry way!
Special Library News - Website Redesign
The library has started the process of a website redesign / update.
The goal of this project is to ensure the website is accessible, modern, easy to navigate, and useful for users.

At this stage of the process, we are asking for your assistance. By completing this questionnaire, you will help in the design and layout of the updated site.

To access the questionnaire, please click here. Thank you for your participation!
Your Online Library - Open 24/7
 We have been working hard behind to scenes to make as many resources as possible available to you at home!

eResources available on our website:
Thousands of picture books and chapter books for kids.  Tumblebooks  are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to picture books to create a book that you can read or have read to you. ... Use your computer, smartphone or tablet to read Tumblebooks online.
Thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks in a number of genres, available on PCs, tablets, and mobile devices.
Containing resources that present multiple sides of a current issue — including information on key topics of interest to Canadian researchers — this database helps students develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
Username: solstrial
Password: Spring20202!  
Have a question? Ask a librarian!

Bridgenorth Library 705 292-5065
Available Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm

Ennismore Library 705 292-8022
Available Monday to Thursday 10 am to 5 pm

Lakefield Library 705 652-8623
Available Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Wednesday 10 am to 2 pm

And don't forget you're welcome to email us anytime at librarian@mypubliclibrary.ca
Online Adult Programs - June
Trivia Night at Home for ADULTS - Friday June 12th
Join us for an evening of general knowledge virtual trivia on Friday, June 12 at 8:30pm. Test your knowledge on a range of topics and maybe learn something new! Play on your own or as part of a team, and please include your team name when registering!

Trivia Night will take place online using Zoom and the game is played using Kahoot. Ideally you will have TWO devices to play (i.e. a computer and phone/tablet). One to display the host and gameboard, and one to act as your controller. If you only have one device, we will send instructions for this too!

Instructions and the Zoom link will be emailed out the morning of Trivia night. If you have any questions  email Sarah J.

Selwyn Tech Topics: Instructional Videos
In an effort to keep offering tech workshops and support, the library is now offering Selwyn Tech Topics. Instructional videos that can be viewed on YouTube, without an account, as many times as you like!
If there is a topic you'd like to see as a video, please  send your request to Heidi. 

Current Tech Topic video playlists:

Technology Support
 Remote technology support is available to anyone who is interested. Appointments need to be arranged directly with Heidi either by email or phone 705 292-5065.

Support will be provided by phone and/or remote session on your device!
Online Children's Programs - June
Congratulations to our winners!
We’ve had many children creating, writing and reading their way to great prizes this past month! Big thank you to everyone who has participated in our Online Programs.  The latest prizes go out to our Silver Birch Club Online participants for all of their hard work reading this year’s selected titles and posting reviews and comments on our blog. The winners are: Isabel Young, Lily Brant, Lexi Reeder, Caoimhe MacQuarrie, Hadley Gooley and Annalea Williams. Congratulations!

Back by Popular Demand: Harry Potter Family Trivia Night #2
Did you miss our first Harry Potter Family Trivia night or just want to play more? All wizard, witch and muggle families are welcome to join our 2 nd  Harry Potter Family Trivia night ONLINE on  Friday June 5 th  at 7pm. Questions will be new and will only be based on the first THREE Harry Potter Books.   Questions   will   be at various levels of difficulty so everyone feels included and challenged.

Canada Day Photo Scavenger Hunt: Wednesday July 1st
Get your family together to search for 10 items inside and outside your home that match our Canada Day scavenger hunt sheet. Take a photo of you with each item in a creative way and upload your 10 pictures to our link. Our judges will score each photo for completion, originality and creativity and there will be BIG prizes for the winning teams! As per usual, extra points overall for dressing up.

Online Storytime
We are still offering Online Storytime but come June 1 st these programs will be offered every Wednesday morning at 10:30am instead of every weekday so that we can offer you more options this summer. You can still access all of our programs since March online and then tune in once each week for a new tale with Corny and Kathleen. 

STEAM-y July Ahead for Children’s Programs
For summer 2020 we will be offering new and STEAMY-y programs for children of all ages (STEAM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math). We will be running our weekly TD Summer Reading Club programs in a new way for ages 4-10, having special Zoom Builds for ages 3+, wowing the ages 10+ crowd with Maker Mondays, getting our summer read on via a Summer Reading Challenge program with big prizes AND MORE! 
Having difficulties with online registration? 
Please call the Bridgenorth Library 705 292-5065 OR email Kathleen .

Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
French Exit by Patrick deWitt
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib     
The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo             
The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham       
Akin by Emma Donoghue          
Big Sky by Kate Atkinson
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware         
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle
*New DVDs*

Birds of Prey
The Call of the Wild
Fantasy Island
Like a Boss
The Rhythm Section
*New Family DVDs*

*New TV Series DVDs*

Call the Midwife: Season Nine  
What's Emily Reading Right Now?
Many of us these days have found that life is a bit slower. There's more time to focus on our hobbies, our families, and ourselves. This change in pace is something that can be embraced in our normally fast world, and can allow us to better appreciate what and who we have in our life.
In "In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed" dives into this topic more fully. Carl Honore investigates how we can slow down in the way we eat, work, and think. Honore doesn't advocate for getting rid of technology or going off grid; rather he looks at how we can best find a balance in a busy world.
Check out In Praise of Slow through the Cloud Library, or check it out through our curbside pickup!
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