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Summer Reading Club 2024

Click here to learn all about the amazing programs and events we have coming up this summer at Scugog Memorial Public Library. Registration is now open!

Artists of Uxbridge – Jun 22 to Jul 25

The Kent Farndale Gallery is pleased to present the upcoming exhibit “Artists of Uxbridge: a Creative Collective“ The Opening Reception will begin Saturday, June 22nd at 2 pm and the show will run June 22nd to July 25th, 2024 in the Kent Farndale Gallery in the Scugog Memorial Public Library at 231 Water Street in …

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Community Creativity Starts Here

The Makerspace at Scugog Memorial Public Library is open to the public 20 hours per week with staff available to offer assistance. What is a Makerspace, you say? We’re so glad you asked. Check out our Makerspace page for hours and more information.

Summer 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. 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. REGISTRATION BEGINS JUNE 24th

Chromebooks Available for Loan

To assist those in our community who do not have access to Internet-ready devices at home, we are launching a Chromebook lending program which allows adult cardholders to borrow a Chromebook laptop for home use for up to 2 weeks. These devices do require an Internet connection, so you can only use them in locations …

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Library Service Updates

Here is a snapshot of current service status: Full access to library shelves, magazines and newspapers. All capacity limits have been lifted.Full access to public computers, printing & photocopying.Full access to the Kent Farndale Gallery.Study and lounge space is available.Room bookings will be resuming in April. Masks are no longer required, but they are appreciated.Social …

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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.

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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