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

Happy Thanksgiving
The library will be closed
Monday, October 11th
Wishing everyone a
safe and enjoyable long weekend!
Ontario Public Library Week is October 17th - 23rd.
The theme this year is one card, one million possibilities.

To celebrate OPLW, and get our community engaged, we're hosting a contest!

Take a photo/ write something/ colour a picture that showcases "One card, one million possibilities"

Submit your item online between October 17th-23rd for a chance to win a prize in one of three age categories!

Submissions will be shared on Social Media the following week.
Saturday Library Hours
All three library locations are OPEN Saturdays!
Bridgenorth Library

Monday 10-5
Tuesday 10-5
Wednesday 10-7
Thursday 10-5
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-2
Ennismore Library

Monday 10-2
Tuesday 10-5
Wednesday 1-5
Thursday 10-6
Friday 1-5
Saturday 10-2
Lakefield Library

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10-5
Wednesday 10-3
Thursday 10-7
Friday 10-5
Saturday 10-2
Volunteers Needed
Lakefield Library is looking for:
Casual call-in volunteers (floaters)
A regular Wednesday volunteer 10 am -12:30 pm.

For more information & an application stop by the Lakefield Library, call 705 652-8623, or email Kacie.

Ennismore Library is looking for:
A regular Tuesday 1-3 pm volunteer.
A regular Tuesday 3-5 pm volunteer.
Casual call-in volunteers.

For more information & an application stop by the Ennismore Library, call 705 292-8022, or email Sarah J.
Ontario Parks Pass
Would you like to go on a fall colour walk?

Borrow an Ontario Parks Pass from any of our libraries and enjoy the beauty of nature.

A Parks Pass can be borrowed for one week and gives you day access to all Provincial Parks.
New Fundraising Effort - Gratitude Giving Challenge
  • Are you grateful for the library?
  • Love our variety of programs?
  • Surprised by our Library of Things?
  • Enjoy the new collection of board games & jigsaw puzzles?
  • Appreciate 24/7 Wi-Fi?

Tell us why you're grateful for the library and make a donation between
October 3rd-9th for a chance to win a gratitude gift basket!
$1 = 1 ballot.
The Gratitude Giving Challenge will close
12 pm noon Saturday, October 9th followed immediately by the draw.
Happy Thanksgiving!
The Gratitude Giving Challenge is powered by CanadaHelps.org and all online donations will receive a tax receipt.
Online Auction Next Month
Many of our enhanced programs and services are made possible by fundraising dollars.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 in 2021.

The online auction will take place November 1st - 12th, 2021.
We would like to thank the many local businesses that have donated to our online auction. Their donations will be revealed when the auction opens!

In the meantime, please show our local businesses some love! Thank them for supporting the online auction, shop local, follow and share their content on social media.
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. 
Time to Paint
The walls, trim, and doors are getting a facelift!
The Makerspace is being freshly painted with clean new colours.
Online Adult Programs - October
Ennismore Library Book Club
Once a month on a Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. Meetings will be held on zoom for the time being.
To register for the Ennismore Book Club, email Sarah Jones or call 705 292-8022.

Bridgenorth Library Book Club
The Bridgenorth Library Book Club is full, but we thought you might like to see our Bridgenorth Book Club Book List.

Online Film Club
Like a book club, but with movies! 
Participants watch a movie on Hoopla (free for library patrons) at home. Then, join a zoom meetings to discuss that movie! No need to be a movie buff.
Current Film Club Movie: My Old Lady
Zoom Meeting: Thursday, October 7th, 7:30 p.m.

Snowbird Social
Weekly activity pages for adults during the months of November - March. Activity packages included: brain teasers, word search, sudoku, jokes, colouring activities, and more.
Activity pages will be sent out weekly on Tuesdays, starting November 2nd.

Adult DIY Take-and-Make
A program designed for adults looking to keep their hands busy and get their creative juices flowing! Available while supplies last. 
October DIY: Rustic Pumpkin
*NEW* Saturday Take-and-Make
Did you know that every Saturday you can stop into one of our libraries and pick up a “Take and Make” bag for your child? Each bag will contain the materials and instructions you need to get crafty at home. Extras like glue, scissors, and markers may be needed from home to complete the craft. All ages. First come, first served.

Oct. 2nd: Sticker Your Own Crown!
Oct. 9th: Skittle Science
Oct. 16th: Gratitude Pumpkins
Oct. 23rd: Parachuting Spiders
Oct. 30th: Rainbow Scratch Halloween Masks
Children's Programs - October
Fall Babytime (ages birth to 17 months)
Babies and caregivers will enjoy books, bounces, tickles, and rhymes with instrument play. Indoors. Siblings welcome.
Thursdays in Ennismore. 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Begins October 14th.
Covid safety protocols for meeting spaces will apply.

Fall Toddlertime (ages 18-36 months)
Join us for stories, songs, bounces, fingerplays, and instrument play. Indoors. Siblings welcome.
Tuesdays in Lakefield. 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Begins October 12th.
Covid safety protocols for meeting spaces will apply.
Fall Storytime (ages 3+)
Join Kathleen and Corny the Squirrel for engaging and active stories, songs, games, drama, and instrument play. Indoors. Siblings welcome.
Wednesdays in Bridgenorth. 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Begins October 13th. 
Covid safety protocols for meeting spaces will apply.

Homeschool Connect (Ages 6+)
One Tuesday per month in Lakefield. October - May. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Dates are available online. For the time being, the program will be offered outdoors or online.
Monthly Colouring Contests (All Ages, Self-led)
Register to receive your colouring sheet and your child will have a chance to win a small prize in our end-of-the-month draw. Our October sheet is currently available.
Register for October Colouring Contest
Selwyn Storywalks (All ages, Self-led)
We will be posting Storywalks around the township each month in different locations. Each Storywalk will include a Scavenger Hunt and a prize draw and will be open 9:00 a.m. - dusk.

Date: October 8th - 11th.
Location: Heritage Trail at the Ennismore Waterfront Park.
Book: “Fletcher and the Falling Leaves"

Date: October 29th to 31st.
Location: Heritage Trail at the Ennismore Waterfront Park. Story begins at the parking lot.
Book: “The Little Old Lady who wasn’t afraid of anything"

Halloween Hike for Young Children (Birth-5)
Join us for a special Storywalk with songs, games, and a Halloween Hunt. Do dress up! Older siblings welcome.
Friday, October 29th, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Ennismore Waterfront Park.
Online Trivia Night for Families (All ages)
Thursday, October 21st, 7:00 p.m. Halloween Fact or Fiction
*New DVDs*
12 mighty orphans
Black widow
F9: the fast saga
In the heights
The witches
*New Family DVDs*
The boss baby: family business
Spirit untamed 
*New Fiction*
  • Apples never fall by Liane Moriarty
  • The bookseller’s secret by Michelle Gable
  • The Riviera house by Natasha Lester
  • Forgotten in death by J.D. Robb
  • Iced by Felix Francis
  • The wish by Nicholas Sparks

*New Non-Fiction*
  • Aftershocks by Colin Kahl and Thomas Wright
  • Icebound by Andrea Pitzer
  • The brilliant abyss: exploring the majestic hidden life of the deep ocean and the looming threat that imperils it by Helen Scales
  • Black box: the memoir that inspired Japan’s #metoo movement
by Shiori Ito
  • Indian in the cabinet: speaking truth to power
by Jody Wilson-Raybould
Heather's Book Recommendation - Icebound: shipwrecked at the edge of the world by Andrea Pitzer
The human story has always been one of perseverance—often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar exploration, lost their ship off the frozen coast of Nova Zembla to unforgiving ice. The men would spend the next year fighting off ravenous polar bears, gnawing hunger, and endless winter.
In Icebound, Andrea Pitzer masterfully combines a gripping tale of survival with a sweeping history of the great Age of Exploration—a time of hope, adventure, and seemingly unlimited geographic frontiers. At the story’s center is William Barents, one of the 16th century’s greatest navigators whose larger-than-life ambitions and obsessive quest to chart a path through the deepest, most remote regions of the Arctic ended in both tragedy and glory. Journalist Pitzer did extensive research, learning how to use four-hundred-year-old navigation equipment, setting out on three Arctic expeditions to retrace Barents’s steps, and visiting replicas of Barents’s ship and cabin.
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