Category: News

NEW! 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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Summer Virtual Reading Buddies

This summer, help your child practice their reading and continue building life-long literacy skills by pairing them with one of our teen reading buddies. Every Wednesday for 30 minutes your child can connect with a Big Buddy on ZOOM, where they will practice reading out loud, learn new words and concepts, and enjoy telling stories at their individual reading levels. This program is for school-aged kids going into grades 2-5 in the fall and is perfect for kids who could benefit from some extra encouragement to continue reading over the summer months.

Reading Buddies will meet on the following Wednesdays: July 14th, July 21st, July 28th and August 4th; and there will be a wrap-up session on August 11th.

Movie Nights @ Home

Movie Nights are back! But until we can all gather together in the library again, we are thrilled to offer you a free private screening of some great Hollywood films in your own home!! Pop some popcorn, get into your comfy-movie-watching clothes, and get ready for showtime!!
Visit our Showtimes & Tickets page
to learn more about our upcoming movie selection and to request a free digital ticket that you can use to stream Movie Night at home.

Library Service Updates

The Province will move to Step 3 of its ‘Roadmap to Reopen‘ on Friday, July 16th. Follow this link for more information on Provincial Health measures: https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario. Many of our normal services resumed in Step 2, so there are not any major changes to library services as a result of the new …

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Grab & Go Packs

Are you looking for a good book but you’re just not sure what to read next? Let us put together a package of books based on your interests. Simply fill out a digital request form, click submit, and library staff will put together a Grab & Go Pack based on what we think you will enjoy.

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.

Contactless Pickup

Step 1: Place holds using our online catalogue. If you don’t have access to the Internet, you may call to place your holds with staff during our operating hours at 905-985-7686. Step 2: Wait for a call or email. It usually takes a day for staff to receive notice of the hold and pull it …

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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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Limited Time Access to Ancestry from Home

We are happy to announce that temporary remote access to our free Ancestry Library Edition database has been extended to December 31, 2021. Click the link to log in with your library card & PIN number now. If you have any difficulty accessing it, please refer to this video walk through:

Apply Online to Get a Library Card

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