Library Service Updates

We continue to serve our customers to the best of our ability while observing practices that will help keep our staff and patrons safe: We encourage our patrons to keep their visits to a minimum. We would also appreciate patrons using alternate methods to check out (i.e. our self-checkout kiosk or, even better, download the …

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‘Towers and Turrets’ January 8th to February 3rd

Fortunately, since public libraries are still open, we are able to allow access to our gallery exhibits during library operating hours. Masks are required at all times and the room capacity limit is 5 people. Our upcoming exhibit is “Towers and Turrets: Gothic Cathedrals of England and France” by Berkeley Emmons. The show will be …

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COVID-19 Test Kits Not Yet Available

On December 15, the Government of Ontario announced that free, Covid-19 rapid tests would be distributed at pop-up testing sites in high-traffic sites like malls, retail stores, holiday markets, public libraries and transit hubs. At this time, Scugog Memorial Public Library has not received any information about our library being designated a distribution site. We …

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Book Club Sets

Are you organizing a local book club? We have an excellent variety of Book Club Sets that will spark literary discussions in your group while saving you the hassle of buying multiple copies of the same title. Each Book Club Set contains 8 to 10 copies of the book and a discussion guide, as well …

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Mobile WiFi Hotspots Available for Loan

To assist those in our community who do not have access to Internet at home, we are launching a Wi-Fi hotspot lending program which allows adult cardholders to borrow a portable Wi-Fi hotspot for 2 weeks. Hotspots can be reserved through our online catalogue. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more info.

Digital Local Newspaper Collection

The Lake Scugog Historical Society’s Scugog Digital Newspaper Collection is comprised of more than 20,000 pages of newspapers from Prince Albert and Port Perry. The newspapers include: The Ontario Observer, the first newspaper to begin publishing in Reach Township in 1857The Port Perry Standard, the town’s first newspaper established in 1866The North Ontario ObserverThe …

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Download the cloudLibrary App

We’re thrilled about this special new service! It’s a self-checkout app! Patrons can use it to check out items with a phone or tablet (right at the shelf). It also keeps a record of what you check out, when it’s due back, and more! Available now on your device’s App store.

Access Our E-library

Already read every book in the house? We’ve got you covered. Download the Libby app on your phone, tablet or computer and read to your heart’s content on your device. Don’t have a library card yet? Follow this link to get an e-card number you can use for any of our online resources. …

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