It's your lucky day!
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Get the hottest titles for the holidays!
This holiday, there’s no waiting in line to borrow London’s most popular ebooks and audiobooks.

Browse our special Lucky Day collection on OverDrive and the Libby app and instantly borrow London's hottest titles over the holidays.

The Lucky Day collection is available from December 17 – January 4 as our holiday gift to you!
Libby – your must-have reading app
The Lucky Day Collection is available on Libby, a free reading app from OverDrive for your smartphone, tablet or computer. Libby is easier to use than the original OverDrive app and is updated regularly with useful new features, including:
  • Loans and holds are automatically added to your Shelf so you can easily find all your books in one place
  • See your at-a-glance progress through each book on your Shelf
  • Navigate easily between your Shelf and the Library's catalogue
  • Use tags to categorize books however you'd like
  • Set browsing and list preferences to show only the content you're interested in
  • Turn on dyslexic font in a book
  • Listen to audiobook loans on your Sonos speakers
  • Export notes and highlights

Another reason to use the Libby app: starting in January, the Library's digital magazines previously available through RBdigital will be moving to OverDrive and Libby. You'll find even more great digital content using the Libby app!
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We're Open Learn More
At the time of sending this newsletter, London is in the Red/Control zone and all London Public Library locations remain open regular hours for browsing, borrowing and to use a computer, WiFi or photocopier. Visits, including computer and WiFi use, are limited to 45 minutes maximum per day. COVID-19 health and safety measures, including mask wearing and distancing, remain in place.

In the event of a change in Provincial health measures, including if London were to move to the Grey/Lockdown zone, we are making plans to safely offer holds pickup at all locations and limited computer use at select locations.

Please check our website or call us for the latest updates to Library services and hours.
Take home family fun!
Pick up a free Winter Wonder Activity Kit filled with crafts, experiments, recipes and more! Kits are available to take home from your library branch during regular hours while quantities last.

To keep your family busy over the holidays, we've also got fun, virtual programs for both younger and older children. From holiday baking challenges on Zoom to snow experiments on Facebook Live, we'll keep your family inspired and learning over the holiday break!
Read Vi by Kim Thúy, starting January 1
Join book lovers across the country to read digital copies of Kim Thúy's novel, Vi, with no waitlists and no holds from January 1–31. This national, bilingual digital book club is brought to you by Canadian public libraries! Digital copies of the book will be available to borrow from OverDrive starting January 1.

Find more details on our website and be part of the Canada-wide book club, including live events with the author, through the One eRead Canada Book Club on Facebook. Join the conversation using #1eReadLivreCanada on social media.
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More movies for you!
DVD lovers can now borrow up to 60 DVDs on their library card. Feature films on DVD can be borrowed for 2 weeks, and documentaries, TV shows and children's DVDs for 4 weeks. They will be automatically renewed up to 3 times unless there is a hold on the item. Please note there is an overall borrowing limit of 60 items total per library card.

If you prefer to watch online, your Library card lets you stream free movies, documentaries and TV shows on Kanopy and hoopla. Both are available in our Digital Collection.
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Teens, build your reading and communication skills
We are looking for high school students interested in building skills and confidence with reading and conversation. Beyond the Book is a pilot program matching teens in grades 912 with a University/College aged partner. Weekly sessions include email and video chat between February and May of 2021.

Teens and/or parents can register here to attend the online information session on January 21 to learn more, or email with your questions.

If you would like to volunteer as a Beyond the Book mentor, register for our online Volunteer Information Session on January 14.
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Coming soon: Children's Reading Challenges
Two exciting reading challenges, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and Read Across Canada Jr, will have children and parents reading together for fun this winter! Register for a Beanstack account and, starting January 4, you'll be able to track your reading, find great reading recommendations from our librarians, and earn rewards.
Don't Miss!
Join other readers on Zoom for book discussions.

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Get your tickets for this year's virtual world tour of amazing films featuring outdoor adventures, daring expeditions and breathtaking destinations!

An online program with the Credit Counselling Society on January 21.
Find January programs for adults, children and families in our Program Calendar.
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A message from our CEO
On behalf of London Public Library's staff I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Library patrons the best holiday season possible under the circumstances. Many patrons have told us how appreciative they are that our services have continued during the pandemic, and we're equally as happy to be providing them.

Warmest Regards,
Michael Ciccone
CEO and Chief Librarian
Thursday, December 24
All locations OPEN 10am-noon (Carson & Lambeth closed)

Friday, December 25 & Saturday, December 26
All locations CLOSED

Thursday, December 31
All locations OPEN 10am-noon (Carson & Lambeth closed)

Friday, January 1
All locations CLOSED

Note: Glanworth Branch remains closed at this time.

Find hours for all locations here.

Our Digital Library of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, newspapers, magazines, music, and learning and research platforms is always available.
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