Buds & Blossoms
Everything is coming back to life as buds and blossoms are everywhere! It's a time of renewal, growth, and life. We trust this time will lift spirits.

As always, thank you for making the library a part of your life.
Special Library News
To help protect the health and safety of people in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, Selwyn Public Library will be closed until further notice.

Please visit our  Frequently Asked Questions   page for more information.

Bridgenorth Library Art Display - Call for Submission Extended
Submissions will be accepted on an ongoing basis. We exhibit two-dimensional framed works including paintings, drawings, mixed media, photographs and prints.
The Selwyn Public Library Art Display policy and Call for Entry form are available for review on our website and at the Bridgenorth Library. Please contact 705-292-5065 for more information.
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!

NEW eResources recently added to our website:
Access to hundreds of eMagazines on a variety of devices. Reading on a tablet or mobile phone, download the Flipster app from the app store. Reading on a PC, access the  Flipster website . Login with your patron ID - 14 digit library card number. Flipster will be available until July.
With thousands of global recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, AtoZ World Food brings international cuisines to you, from Albanian byrek to Zimbabwean matemba! 6,500 recipes for every course and for iconic cocktails in 174 countries.

Let ancestry help you discover where your ancestors are from. 
Login to your online account using your 14 digit library card number & PIN.
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 - May
World of Harry Potter Online Trivia Night for ADULTS - Friday May 8th

We're excited to host this night of trivia on Fri. May 8th at 8:30pm . Questions will focus on both the Harry Potter books and the movies and will assume you've read or seen it all! Questions will be more difficult than in the Family version. You can play on your own or as part of a team. And yes, there will be prizes!

Sharing Dance at home

On the  Sharing Dance website , they are now offering a selection of online dance resources that may be most useful to you, especially now. The resources are free, easy to access and available for kids, seniors, or the whole family!

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!
All Booked Up! 2020
This year, the program started on April 1, 2020 and goes until June 6, 2020. Participants in Grades 6 and up 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 2020, the prizes are seven $25 Cineplex gift cards and three $100 Mastercard gift cards.

The winners will be announced on the blog on June 6 at 6 p.m.
If you have any questions,   please email Kacie.
Online Children's Programs - May
Online Storytime Colouring Contest - April 27th to 29th.

It’s Corny the Squirrel’s birthday this week and to celebrate we are holding a colouring contest open to all ages! Details are available on our April 27 th storytime and our website. Once you register, Kathleen will send you the colouring sheet. Colour it, take a photo of the artwork and email it to Kathleen. Submit by April 29th so Corny can have the pictures for his birthday on April 30th. Winning names will be drawn and “loot bag” prizes will be available for porch drop-off. 

Also, don’t forget that Corny wants you to join him for a new story every weekday at 10:30am until the end of May. Missed a program?

Harry Potter FAMILY Online Trivia Night - Friday May 1st

Like Harry Potter? Like trivia? Then this program is for you! All wizard, witch and muggle families are welcome to join our trivia night on  Friday May 1 st  at 7pm . Questions will focus on both the books and the movies and will be at various levels of difficulty so everyone feels included and challenged. We won’t give away any endings if your child has yet to read or watch all the books. Start studying Selwyn as there will be some AMAZING Potter themed prizes.

NEW- ONLINE Blue Spruce Club for Ages 3+  
(All ages welcome; program is intended for Preschool - Gr.2 age range)

Blue Spruce Club is a program from the Forest of Reading, just like our popular Silver Birch Reading Club. Children ages 3 and up choose to “read” at least 5/10 of the picture books on the book list for the club (there is a video of each book, read by the author). All books are written by Canadian authors and are new and engaging titles. At the end of the program, children vote for their favourite title to make that Canadian author famous! During the program we send you a “passport” where your child can “rate” each book and book related activities. Take a photo of your child's completed “work” each time they do an activity and every time you do so Kathleen will put your child's name in a prize draw to be done at the end of the program. Children’s work will be showcased on social media. A voting link will be sent to each child at the end of the program (May 27 th ).  


Silver Birch Club Update

We will be wrapping up our club by the last week of May. Children are encouraged to keep up their book logs and also get their name in the Visa gift card draw by commenting and posting on the online platform. To end the program off, we will be hosting three ONLINE Silver Birch games. Children can choose to play in one or all of the games. Voting day will be May 27 th and all registered participants will be send ballots online. Need help getting on the book logs or online platform? Email Kathleen: kcharlton@mypubliclibrary.ca    

Other program for families

Not all programs make the newsletter. More programs are sure to be offered in May. Keep up to date via our webpage or our Facebook site.  
Having difficulties with online registration? 
Please call the Bridgenorth Library 705 292-5065 OR email Kathleen .

The Numbers Game by Danielle Steel

Lavender Blue Murder by Laura Childs

Fearless by Fern Michaels

The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel

All the Ways We Said Goodbye: A Novel of the Ritz Paris by Beatriz Williams

The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward

After Me Comes the Flood by Sarah Perry

The Boy From the Woods by Harlan Coben

*New DVDs*
(You might not be able to borrow them right now,
but you can put them on hold from when we re-open!)
Bad Boys for Life
Just Mercy
Like a Boss
Little Women
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
*New Family DVDs*
Arctic Dogs
What's Emily Reading Right Now?
With most of us spending more time at home, do you find you're playing more video games? Don't worry, you're not online as much as the characters of Ready Player One . The book by Ernest Cline that was the basis for the popular movie of the same name, Ready Player One takes place in the not too distant future. Humanity is crumbling, but everyone can escape inside the OASIS, a virtual online world where you can be whoever you want to be. Inside, players are on the hunt for the ultimate video game "Easter Egg" - the winner who finds it will earn billions and go down in history. Follow Wade Watts, a teenager obsessed with the hunt as he grapples with the danger inside the OASIS - and the real world he is trying to escape from.
Absolutely packed with 80s references, twists, and turns, this is a fun book no matter what your age. If you loved the movie, scavenger hunts, or video games, give this book a try.
Find it on Cloud Library!
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