“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

October: Beautiful autumn colours, crisp fresh air, pumpkin pie, cozy blankets, favorite books.

Wishing everyone a lovely Thanksgiving.
Selwyn Public Library will be closed Monday, October 12th. Looking for something to read or watch? cloudLibrary and Hoopla are always OPEN!
As always, thank you for making the library a part of your life.
Special Library News - Lakefield Library Celebrates 125 Years!

The Lakefield Library enjoys the longest history and originally started as a Mechanics Institute in 1891. In 1895, the library received its first Legislative Grant from the Ontario Government, becoming the Lakefield Public Library. A library has operated continually since that time in several different locations within the village including the main floor of Memorial Hall (1921), and the upper level of the Memorial Hall (1967), until finally moving to the current location in 1993 after a tremendous amount of planning, fundraising and community effort.

Follow the Lakefield Library Blog from Sept. 2020 to August 2021 to see regular posts celebrating the history of the Lakefield Library
Special Library News - Library is Open
The Selwyn Public Library is open to the public!

Come in, browse, and borrow.

Bridgenorth Library: Mondays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Wednesdays 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Thursdays 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Ennismore Library: Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. & Thursdays 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Lakefield Library: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Thursdays 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
October Is Canadian Library Month!
During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians' lives.
In Ontario, the first week of October features First Nations Public Library Week, October 4th - 10th.

First Nations Public Library Week is not only an opportunity to promote public library services but also to celebrate cultural uniqueness. We encourage everyone to join in its celebration!
Ontario Public Library Week will be celebrated October 18th - 24th. The theme this year is: One Card, One Million Possibilities.

We ask our patrons to take a minute and think of all the ways your library card has changed your life.
October also features Canadian School Library Day on October 26! Remember to thank your school librarians and staff for providing such a valuable resource.
Inter-library Loan: Accepting Requests
What is inter-library loan?

If you search the Selwyn Public Library’s collection and don’t find what you are looking for, you can request materials through inter-library Loan.
 
Selwyn Public Library is part of the information resource sharing network for Ontario public libraries allowing patrons access to public and academic libraries across the country, the Ontario Archives, and Library and Archives Canada. 

To request an item through inter-library loan,
please visit your local branch where we will be happy to serve you in person.
Your Online Library - Children’s Mental Health Ontario

While back-to-school is hard for most children and youth in a normal year, this year our kids are facing extraordinary circumstances relating to the pandemic.
To help, Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) has prepared a Back-to-School Mental Health Kit. 
Online Adult Programs - October
Connect Online: Daily Social Media Posts
Maker Monday – A post featuring a book from the library related to making something. Recipes, crafting, woodworking, etc
Trivia Tuesday – A post about general library & Township trivia
Workout Wednesday – A post featuring a workout related item (video or music) from Hoopla
Live @ Night Thursday – Facebook live in the evening where we read the summery of two books.

People will be encouraged to comment, share, or try. 


Autumn Photo Contest
Let the creative juices flow! For the month of October, teens and adults are encouraged to participate in our Autumn Photo Contest.
The theme for the photo contest is: “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” (L.M. Montgomery) Enter as many times as you like.
One winner per age category will win a 10 pack of greeting cards featuring their winning photo! Photos will be judged on appropriateness to theme & visual design.


Online Genealogy Resources with the Kawartha Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society - Tues. October 6th

Tuesday, October 6, 1:30 p.m. - Public Record Office (England), Guild of One Name Studies, and other sites


Spooky Online Trivia for Adults - Thurs. October 22nd
Gather your friends and family for a some spooky trivia in honour of the Halloween season! Thursday, October 22, 8:30 p.m. Trivia Night will take place online using Zoom and the game is played using Kahoot. Instructions and the Zoom link will be emailed out the morning of Trivia night.
If you have any questions call 705 292-8022.
Online Teen Program - October
Autumn Photo Contest
Let the creative juices flow! For the month of October, teens and adults are encouraged to participate in our Autumn Photo Contest.
The theme for the photo contest is: “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” (L.M. Montgomery) Enter as many times as you like.
One winner per age category will win a 10 pack of greeting cards featuring their winning photo! Photos will be judged on appropriateness to theme & visual design.
Online Children's Programs - October
Schoolyard Storywalk Program
Did you know that every two weeks from September to December participating local schools will receive a new storywalk for their yard? A StoryWalk is an outdoor reading experience whereby a children's book is deconstructed and the pages of the book are laminated and placed along a walking trail. There are activities and questions related to the storywalks posted on each page and curriculum resources for each book available to teachers. Ask your child’s teacher to take the class on a Selwyn Public Library storywalk! 


Halloween Photo Scavenger Hunt
Get your family together on October 31st to "find" each hunt "item". Send us your photos and they will be judged on originality, creativity, and completion. Extra points for dressing up!


Yoga for Kids @ Home
Check the website for a one-time yoga experience at the end of October. More details will be available soon via our website.

 
Babytime @ Home
Babytime is a short 6-week program for ages birth to 18 months with a caregiver. We have up to 14 babies and their caregivers in our program each session that's full of bounces, tickles, books, and songs.
Location: In the comfort of your home or wherever you have a device via our private Zoom link.
Start Date: Babytime will run Fri. Sept. 25th until Fri. Oct. 23rd 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m. until approximately 9:50 a.m.


Toddlertime @ Home
A special program for children 19 - 36 months of age. This 20-minute program builds on the "Babytime" experience though the active sharing of books, fingerplays, games and songs for you and your toddler. Toddlers must be 19 months old by program start date. Sessions run for 6 weeks each via Zoom link
Location: In the comfort of your home or wherever your device takes you!
Start Date: Toddlertime will run for 6 weeks beginning Mon. Sept. 21st until Mon. Nov. 2nd (Break week of Oct. 12th for Thanksgiving)
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


Storytime @ Home
Join Kathleen and Corny the squirrel for 8 weeks of stories, songs, games and instrument play in the comfort of your own home. Ages 3 and up (age range of 3-7 years is often a good fit). Younger siblings are welcome to attend with a big brother or sister. Craft ideas will be send to patrons to compliment the week’s theme. Instruments may be lent to families in advance of the program as needed.
Location: In your home or wherever you have your device via a Zoom link
Start Date: Storytime begins Wed. Sept. 16th and will run for 8 weeks.
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Having difficulties with online registration? 
Please call the Bridgenorth Library 705 292-5065 OR email Kathleen.
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*New DVDs*

Bad Education
Escape from Pretoria
King of Staten Island
Weathering with You
*New DVD Series*

Outlander, Season 5
Succession, Season 2

*New Documentary DVDs*

The Booksellers
Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind
*New Fiction*

One by One by Ruth Ware
The Invention of Sound by Chuck Palahniuk
Shadows in Death by J.D. Robb
The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante
28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand
Yellow Earth by John Sayles
Seven Lies by Elizabeth Kay
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
What's Emily Reading Right Now?
As the air turns brisk, and fall is right around the corner, many of us feel the urge to slow down. Life can be busy and unpredictable. That is why many argue we must intentionally focus on living in the moment, and enjoying the small things of life.

Anna Carlile shows how to do this in her new book Grounded. Organized into chapters for the four seasons, this book will lead you to discover a new way to practice slow living. Build a garden bed and plant seeds. Watch your vegetable garden grow, and harvest the rewards (right now is the perfect time to plant a fall vegetable garden!). Go on a walk in the woods, build a campfire and then read the moon. Rediscover a childlike joy of nature through over 20 projects to cook, make or do outside. Grounded is the ideal way to put down your devices and spend time in natural surrounds with your friends, your family and, of course, yourself.
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