Orangeville Public Library | Check It Out Newsletter | March 2021
Mill Street Library Open
Browse the Collection

The Mill Street Library is open for the public to browse the collection and use public computers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Customers are required to wear a mask and complete a screening with a greeter including scanning your library card barcode for contact tracing. We ask that everyone observes the 45 minute daily visit rule so we can serve as many members of the community as possible.

Curbside Pick-up

If you prefer not to enter the library, Curbside Pick-up is available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday.
Borrow a Wi-Fi SmartSpot
Power Online Learning
The library is circulating ten mobile SmartSpots to library cardholders who may not have Internet at home or lack reliable broadband Internet.

Library customers only need a Wi-Fi-ready device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop to use this electronic device. The SmartSpot connects to the Bell cellular network so can be used at home or on-the-go.

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
The library is hosting the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program again this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 tax returns will be completed remotely with a telephone interview. The program runs in March and April.

Eligible individuals with a modest income and a simple tax situation can drop off their tax receipts at the Mill Street Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

Fun for Kids
Virtual Storytime

Join Shannon for stories and songs on YouTube. New videos every Tuesday at 10 a.m. and on Thursday we will post one of our favourites from 2020.

Watch anytime that is convenient for you.

Infant Song Time

Join Dannielle and Lesley for a virtual sing along and storytime with your infant every Wednesday in March at 9 a.m. Meet new parents and enjoy learning and discussing brain development.

Tween Club

Join Nicole on Monday, March 22 at 4 p.m. for an all-virtual Superhero Party! Do you have what it takes to be a superhero? Test your skills with a game of jeopardy and participate in fun activities. 

Register All virtual attendees will receive a kit of supplies in advance to participate and will be contacted to coordinate pick-up. 
Wonderbooks and Launchpads

The library has made two exciting additions to the children's collection. A Wonderbook is a picture book with an audio player bound to the inside of the front cover, allowing the reader to listen as they read along. Launchpads offer a five-level reading system that helps kids learn to read with apps, storybooks, and videos. By bringing together a combination of sight, sound and interactive play, these tablets give kids the tools to learn the way they learn best. No downloads are needed, and no Wi-Fi is required.

2021 Reading Challenge

Can you read 100 Books? Join the 2021 personal reading challenge for a chance to win great prizes. All ages are welcome to participate. Sign up through Beanstack and start tracking your books.

Virtual Escape Rooms for Tweens and Teens

Are you up for the challenge? Try one of the library's virtual escape rooms.
Virtual Programs
Orange thREADs

Enjoy a virtual conversation about recent reads and all things fibre arts on Tues., March 16 at 1 p.m.

This meeting will be facilitated through Microsoft Teams.

Storytelling Series

Join us for a celebration of poetry with local poet Marion Frazer on Monday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. Marion will reflect on how people connect with poems and will share a few favourites from her collection, “As I Was Saying”.

Teen Advisory Group

Thanks to all the enthusiastic participants who joined us for the first virtual Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Remember to tell a friend about the next meeting: Friday, April 9 at 4:30 p.m. TAG is for ages 13 to 17.

Crystal Queer Project 

Mark your calendar: A new collaboration with Dufferin Child and Family Services LGBTQ+ group GLOW to feature stories from the Crystal Queer Project via the library’s Microsoft Teams platform on April 29.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for announcements on new virtual programs.
Library Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 24, 5 p.m.
Board Minutes and Agendas are now available on the Town's website. If you have a question for the board, please email Deb Vatanen

If you need any help accessing a library service, or have any other questions, staff are available by phone or email.
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