Hello June

Have you started your summer reading yet? Don't forget cloudLibrary & Hoopla are always available for your reading needs.

As always, thank you for making the library a part of your life.
The Annual Report outlines the various ways that the Library was able to adapt in the time of COVID-19.
Some 2020 highlights include a 49.75% increase in digital checkouts, 70,020 website visits, and 5,781 curbside pick-up checkouts.
The Library is OPEN (For Curbside)
Curbside continues!
Place items on hold, and when they are ready for pick up the library will call you.
Holds can be placed through the online catalogue or over the phone.

For the most current information regarding the library and COVID regulations, please visit our website.

Changes to our service will also be posted on social media. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Library News - Great Canadian Giving Challenge
The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is here!

This June, every $1 you donate to the library generates a ballot in a grand prize draw for $20,000.
The draw is through CanadaHelps.org, so the more you give, the better chance we have. It’s win-win - a donation to the library and a chance for the Selwyn Public Library to win $20,000. 
Online donations are made through CanadaHelps.org and will receive a tax receipt.

Renewed Classics Closing Sale
Two Day Sale: Friday, June 25th & Saturday, June 26th
  • Entire store for sale
  • Pay by donation
  • All proceeds will support the Selwyn Public Library.
  • Friday, June 25th 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 26th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Physical distancing, face coverings, and hand sanitizing are required. No fitting room will be available. Maximum of four shoppers in the store at one time.
Coming Soon - NEW Board Games Collection
We are very excited to announce that we are working on a new collection!

Soon, patrons will be able to borrow board games... and, we'd like your help putting this collection together.

Tell us:
  1. What is your family's favourite board game?
  2. Do you have a board game you'd like to donate?
Coming Soon - NEW Disc Golf Kits
The Ennismore Optimist Club has purchased materials to make up 12 Disc Golf Kits for us to lend out to patrons.
Borrow a Disc Golf Kit from the Library and try out the disc golf course at the Ennismore Waterfront Park.
The kits will be available at all 3 library locations and include 2 discs, game instruction sheets, and a gameplay code of conduct.

Ennismore Waterfront Park is located at 1053 Ennis Road.
The park includes more than 50 acres on the shore of Chemong Lake and includes a beach, a large picnic area with a pavilion, the Ennismore Heritage Trail, and a swimming area. 

Watch our website and social media sites for information on when Disc Golf Kits are available. Once available, patrons will be able to place kits on hold via the online catalogue or by phone.
Library/Community News - Water Station
A new Hydration Station has been installed beside the Lakefield Library as part of the 'Lakefield - a Trent-Severn Trail Towns project'!
From May to October, these stations refill thousands of water bottles and help to divert bottles from our landfill! Other hydration stations are located at the Robert E. Young Recreation Complex in Ennismore and at the Lakefield Campground.
Funded through the Province of Ontario's Rural Economic Development (RED) program.
Online Adult Programs - June
Trivia Night - TV & Movies
If you’ve been doing a ton of binge-watching during the pandemic, this is the trivia night for you! Test your knowledge of TV and movies at our June Trivia Night.
Thursday, June 17th, 8:30 p.m.

Genealogy Programs with the Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society
Join us on Zoom with the Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. Our presenter, Dr. Fraser Dunford has been involved in genealogy for over 35 years, has written six books and many articles on Genealogy.

Ontario Municipal Records
In this online workshop you will learn about the history of Ontario municipal records and where to find them.
Monday, June 14, 1:00 p.m.

Ongoing Programs for Adults

Summer Book Club
A new book club that everyone is welcome to join! 
Zoom Meetings June 21st, July 19th, August 16th, & September 20th.
2:00 p.m.
Books will be available to download through Hoopla:
June – Libertie by Kaitlin Greenidge
July – The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
August – Why Birds Sing by Nina Berkhout
September – Hollywood Eden by Joel Selvin

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

Online Film Club Movie: Algonquin
Watch the movie whenever is convenient for you.
Zoom Meeting: Thursday, June 3rd, 7:30 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.
June Take-and-Make DIY Kit: Set of coasters

Take-and-Make Kits will be available June 1st at each library location while supplies last. *Call your local library to place a kit on hold for curbside pickup.
Mystery Book Bags - All ages!
June Mystery Book Bags for Children & Teens
Tell us the themes your child likes and we’ll make up a bag of books! You can also choose the types of books you receive (eg. Board Book, Easy Reader, Chapter Book, etc) and more. 
Pick up the bag via curbside pickup at your local branch. 
The original program was for ages birth to 7 but we are expanding to hit the age 8 -16 year olds! 

June Mystery Book Bags for Adults
Looking for a little excitement? Let the library put together a mystery book bag for you.
Each book bag will include 4 books based on the genre or author you select. 
Available at all three library locations. 
Pick up the bag via curbside pickup at your local branch.
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 starts 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 - June
Nature Nuts Trivia Night: Summer in the Kawarthas (all ages)
What is happening in the woods, meadows, streams, and beaches in the Kawarthas each summer? What are the plants and animals up to? What are the hazards? What might you catch a glimpse of? Try your hand at our trivia night to show off your inner Nature nerd or just to learn some neat facts about the area we live in. All ages welcome. 
Thursday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m. 
Father’s Day Colouring Contest (all ages)
Register to receive a card to colour for the special father figure in your life. Decorate the card and then send us a photo of your artwork. You can give the card to the recipient and we will give you a ballot in our draw for three small prize bags! There will be one winner in each of three age groups. All ages welcome. 
Contest closes June 17th.
June PA Day Super Summer Storytime (ages 3-7)
Are you looking forward to summertime? We are too! Join Kathleen and Corny the Squirrel for a summer-themed virtual storytime to get your child in the mood for some fun in the sun. Ages 3-7. Siblings welcome. Caregivers attend with child.
Friday, June 11th 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
June PA Day Craft-along: Make Your Own Slap Bracelets (age 8+)
Join us via Zoom to create your very own Slap Bracelet. We’ll provide all of the materials in a bag for curbside pick-up in advance of the program. All you need to do is pick up your bag and join us to craft along on Zoom. Ages 8+.
Friday, June 11th 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

June Storywalk: Indigenous People’s Day (all ages)
Visit Woodland Acres Park on June 19th for Storywalk to honour Indigenous People’s Day. 
Book pages will be spaced 100 m apart along the trail. This is a self-guided program. Let us know via registration if you plan to visit the Storywalk and you will receive activities based on the story.  
Saturday, June 19th.
Yes, we are having Summer Programs!
We are planning for a host of in-person outdoor and virtual programs for this summer. We will also have take and make bags, colouring contests, storywalks and of course our TD Summer Reading Club along with our famous summer reading challenge! Please check the website regularly during June to see what we have on offer for ages birth to teen. 
Having difficulties with online registration? 
Please call the Bridgenorth Library 705 292-5065 or email Kathleen.
*New DVDs*
Breaking News in Yuba County
Days of the Bagnold Summer
*New Mini-series DVDs*
*New Documentary DVDs*
Margaret Atwood: A Word After a Word After a Word is Power
They Say it Can’t Be Done
We are Columbine
*New Fiction*
  • Bonnie Jack by Ian Hamilton
  • Local woman missing by Mary Kubica
  • The girl who died by Ragnar Jonasson
  • An Amish surprise by Shelley Shepard Gray
  • Clover girls by Viola Shipman
  • Sufferance by Thomas King
  • Summer seekers by Sarah Morgan
  • Stranger in town by Kelley Armstrong

*New Non-Fiction*
  • Come fly the world: the jet-age story of the women of Pan Am by Julia Cooke
  • The disappearing act: the impossible case of MH370 by Florence de Changy
  • The essential Middle Eastern cookbook by Michelle Anderson
  • Evolution gone wrong: The curious reasons why our bodies work (or don’t) by Alex Bezzerides
  • Films of endearment: A mother, a son and the ‘80s films that defined us by Michael Koresky
  • Ultimate meal prep cookbook: One grocery list, a week of meals, no waste by America’s Test Kitchen
  • Wim Hof method: Activate your full human potential by Wim Hof
Heather's Book Recommendation -
The soulmate equation by Christina Lauren
Single mom Jessica Davis is a data and statistics wizard, but no amount of number crunching can convince her to step back into the dating world.
But then Jess hears about GeneticAlly, a buzzy new DNA-based matchmaking company that’s predicted to change dating forever. Finding a soulmate through DNA? The reliability of numbers: This Jess understands.
At least she thought she did, until her test shows an unheard-of 98 percent compatibility with another subject in the database: one of GeneticAlly’s founders, Dr. River Peña. This is one number she can’t wrap her head around, because she already knows Dr. Peña. The stuck-up, stubborn man is without a doubt not her soulmate.
But GeneticAlly has a proposition: Get to know him and we’ll pay you. Jess—who is barely making ends meet—is in no position to turn it down, despite her skepticism about the project and her dislike for River. As the pair are dragged from one event to the next as the “Diamond Match” that could launch GeneticAlly’s valuation sky-high, Jess begins to realize that there might be more to the scientist—and the science behind a soulmate—than she thought.
Contact Us
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