Yes, it’s Canadian Library Month once again. October is designated as the month to promote the importance of libraries to all Canadians….and we’re lucky that for the most part, libraries are still well supported in most communities throughout the country. Not all countries can say that.
This year, the theme is “Your Library: A Place Unbound”. Libraries really are places without limits. You can visit foreign lands, discover how to fix your car, learn to knit or rent a good movie. Most library resources are free and patrons have access to books that even their own branch may not own (through interlibrary loan). They really are wonderful places, not the stuffy old quiet zones of yore.
In our library, you can:
-borrow movies for a week for free
-take out as much fiction as you can carry
-take home a few audiobooks to help make that drive to work shorter
-download free eBooks and Audiobooks from OverDrive
-use free Wi-Fi anytime we’re open
-Print off your resume on one of our public access computers
-Research your family tree, either through Ancestry.ca or in our Genealogy room (please book it in advance)
-Attend storytime with your 2 – 5 year old listen to some great books and do a craft
-Attend one of our fun craft nights (if you happen to be 6 – 12 years of age)
-Join a reading program (Forest of Reading, TD Summer Reading or Paws to Read)
-View some interesting artwork when we have it on display
-Borrow books from other libraries through interlibrary loan
-Run into a local author on almost any day of the week
-Attend a fascinating talk in the Barbara Walsh Room on special evenings throughout the year
The list could go on and on. We have so many wonderful things for our community to take part in. Just drop by, get a free library card and have access to the world!
What do you like about your library?