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For the first time since the summer of 2019, we have a full compliment of children's programs and events. This newsletter will highlight library news as usual.

In addition, watch for a SPECIAL one-time newsletter specific to Summer Children's Programs to follow.

As always, thank you for making the library a part of your life.

Library News

New Ennismore Pollinator Garden

A huge thank you to Scott’s Concrete for donating the basic supplies to make it possible for us to start our new pollinator garden at the Ennismore Library. We received a grant in honour of the Platinum Jubilee to add many pieces to this garden as one of our first steps in the library’s journey on the path to truth and reconciliation (TRC).

With the First Nations Child & Caring Society Heart Garden model as a guide, we will be planting our new space with Ontario native plants to honour residential school survivors and their families. We will be having special events to help build this garden with the community, to learn about pollinators, Ontario native plants and indigenous ways of knowing and being in the world.

So far, students from St. Martin’s School, homeschooling families, and volunteers have been involved to help us make the garden and will assist in the planting as they learn. 

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Special Event: New Ennismore Pollinator Garden (All Ages)

Ribbon cutting, name unveiling, and garden introduction followed by creation stations. Make bird feeders and bee homes to take home, make heart butterflies, plant seeds and help create a butterfly watering station and garden stepping stones to make your mark on the new space.  

Ennismore Library. Thursday, June 30th, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Register for Pollinator Garden Special Event

2021 Annual Report

The Annual Report is a highlight of the previous year. Some of the fun facts included are: the number of cardholders, most popular title, fundraising dollars, and digital checkouts. 

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Makerspace Update

We hope the community is as excited as we are about the new Makerspace thanks to the $78,200 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Here is the progress so far as we move towards this new and exciting venture. 

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Learning the art of sublimation

During a half-day Sublimation Camp, staff learned the basics of sublimation and we are very excited to offer this class once the Makerspace is open.

What is sublimation? In simple terms, it's a method of printing that transfers a design or image into a material or fabric using ink and heat.

Makerspace Contact Us

The plan is to open the Makerspace in September. We will start with an Open House, booked tours, and scheduled workshops.

Over the summer we will continue to post information. In the meantime, questions can be directed to

Volunteer at the Makerspace

Do you enjoy inventing or crafting? Have experience with a 3D printer, laser cutter, Cricut, sewing machine, or audio recording equipment? Perhaps you're interested in the general operation of the Makerspace or being a workshop assistant? 

Volunteer Applications are now being accepted, and we'd love to hear from you.

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Bridgenorth Library Art Display

Drop by the Bridgenorth Library, during open hours, and enjoy the artwork of Lee Ann Emery. She is a mixed media artist whose work is a whimsical mix of vintage images and ephemera. Emery's artwork will be on display for the month of June. 

Be Prepared Workshop with Age-friendly Ptbo

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Age-friendly Peterborough invites you to attend a free Be Prepared workshop hosted by Selwyn Public Library, where you will:

  • Receive your own Be Prepared workbook
  • Learn how to use the workbook
  • Discover and discuss preparation strategies

June 27th at 10:30 a.m.

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Register for the Be Prepared workshop

Online Resource - NoveList

When you fall in love with an author, it can be hard to start reading someone new. NoveList makes this easier with "read-a-like" title and author suggestions. 


Adult Programs - June

Online Film Club: June 2nd

Similar to a book club, but with films. 

Club members watch the film independently at home (via Hoopla) then join the Zoom meeting to chat about it.

Current Film Club Movie: Maudie

Thursday, June 2nd at 7:30 p.m.

Request to join our Film Club

Pop Culture Trivia Night: June 9th *New Date*

Join us for an evening of pop culture virtual trivia! Test your knowledge of fashions, fads, and trends by the decade. Play on your own or as part of a team.

Thursday, June 9th at 8:30 p.m.

Register for Pop Culture Trivia Night

Need a Seed, Leave a Seed at the Ennismore Library

Stop by the Ennismore Branch to pick up some seeds and resources to help you start growing! If you have extra seeds to share, leave them in a sealed and labeled envelope for others to enjoy. This program is offered in partnership with the Ennismore Garden Club to encourage community members to grow their own food and flowers, promote healthy eating, and increase awareness of self-sustaining gardens.

Children's Programs - June

Community Events (All Ages, Drop-in)

Visit our tent at each community event below for a special take and make craft kit,

Storywalk, and scavenger hunt. 


Homeschool Maker Faire: Saturday, June 4th

For Library Homeschool Week come see us at the first-ever Kids Maker Faire. Children will be selling crafts and baked goods.

Lions Park, Bridgenorth. Drop-in between 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Lakefield Market Fun: Thursday, June 16th

Note: The Storywalk at this event will be in honour of Indigenous People’s Day.

Lakefield Farmer's Market, Drop-in between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

PA Day Programs: Friday, June 10th

Garden Storytime & Craft (Ages 3-7)

Join Kathleen and Corny the Squirrel for a garden-themed storytime. Explore our new pollinator garden honouring TRC and plant a seed to take home.

Caregivers attend with children. 

Ennismore Library, 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Register for Garden Storytime & Craft


Garden Art Workshop (Ages 8+)

Design & paint rocks and create seed paper for our new pollinator garden & for yourself! 

Ennismore Library, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Register for Garden Art Workshop


Special Event: New Ennismore Pollinator Garden (All Ages)

Ribbon cutting, name unveiling, and garden introduction followed by creation stations. Make bird feeders and bee homes to take home, make heart butterflies, plant seeds and help create a butterfly watering station and garden stepping stones to make your mark on the new space.   

Garden is in recognition of the Platinum Jubilee and the library’s commitment to the process of truth and reconciliation.

Ennismore Library. Thursday, June 30th, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Register for Pollinator Garden Special Event

Mystery Book Bags: Get a bag of books on a theme you love!

Pick up a bag of books put together by a staff member with your child’s or teen’s interests/reading level in mind. Each bag is loaned for 1 month.

Request a Mystery Book Bag

Monthly Colouring Contests (All Ages, Self-led)

Register to receive your colouring sheet virtually or pick one up at your local branch. Your child will have a chance to win a small prize in our end-of-the-month draw.

Register for the June Colouring Contest


Homeschool Haul

Register to receive a bag of library material on various learning topics at your children’s levels. Includes “learn to read" bags, theme investigations & the opportunity to choose your own topic.  

Register for Homeschool Haul

TD Summer Reading Club: Stay tuned!

We are excited to announce that we will be returning to our weekly summer in-person programs for children ages 4-10 as well as our popular LEGO club and other special events for children ages birth to 3 years, tweens, and teens. Registration will be opening at the beginning of June via our website. More info to come in a SPECIAL one-time Summer Children's Programs newsletter.

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*NEW Fiction*

  • Take your breath away by Linwood Barclay
  • Something wilder by Christina Lauren
  • The island by Adrian McKinty
  • Death in a blackout by Jessica Ellicott

*NEW Non-Fiction*

  • Freezing order: a true story of money laundering, murder, and surviving Vladimir Putin’s wrath by Bill Browder
  • Tea at the palace: a cookbook by Carolyn Robb
  • DIY backyard games: 13 projects to make for weekend family fun by Colleen Pastoor


  • Death on the Nile
  • Dog
  • The god committee
  • Marry me
  • Scream (2022)
  • Spider-man: no way home
  • Uncharted


  • The flight attendant, season 1

Heather's Pick - That noodle life by Mike Le and Stephanie Le


75 fun, easy, comforting recipes that go way beyond spaghetti and ramen. Inspired by the noodle-crazed cuisines of Asia, Italy, and the American melting pot, these recipes dish up high-impact, slurpable flavor, and minimal fuss.

Dig into comfort noodles like Really Savory Sunday Sauce with Tagliatelle and French Onion Mac and Cheese. 

Quick weeknight noodles:  Flash-Fried Rib Eye with Black Bean Sauce and Crispy Chow Mein and Let’s Stay in Tonight Spicy Sesame Chili Oil Noodles. 

Plus how to upgrade instant ramen, recipes for making delicious pasta from scratch, plus the one and only lasagna bracket competition.

– From the publisher.

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