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​Bruce County Public Library marks Canadian Library Month

October 3, 2023

The Bruce County Public Library is celebrating Canadian Library Month and Ontario Public Library Week, with the theme, “Libraries for Life.”

From newborn to school-aged, new adult to seniors, libraries have something for everyone. Rediscover your library by visiting any branch this month. Sign up for a card, borrow an item or attend a program to earn a ballot for a gift bag containing a library-branded picnic blanket, a $15 gift card to Indigo and a book-themed ornament.

Libraries offer many services and collections that may come as a surprise. From fishing rods to snowshoes, museum passes to robots, libraries now offer far more than books. The county library offers a conversion station to digitize old VHS tapes, photos, and slides, as well as 3D printers and Cricuts. It also supports life-long learning through programming, collections, and digital databases, providing valuable resources and initiatives that enrich the lives of patrons.

In October, attend one of the local author events. Barry Robinson, author of “A Seagull Named Papa,” an inspiring and fascinating read that will change the way you see yourself and the world around you, will be visiting the Lion’s Head Branch, Friday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m., and the Tobermory Branch, Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m.

Another highly-anticipated event is a sit-down discussion with Katherine Martinko about her book, “Childhood Unplugged,” as she offers practical advice on getting your children off screens and finding balance. This event will occur at the Port Elgin Branch, Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m.

“Libraries level the playing field by providing free access to all,” says director Brooke McLean. “This access to information, to services, such as free Internet and digital literacy training, and to educational programming, leads to opportunity. Our local libraries are one of the last free community spaces - places where social inclusion and cultural awareness thrive.”

Everyone is encouraged to take time to visit the local library in October. Visit the Bruce County Public Library website to stay up-to-date on programs and special events happening in your area.

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