Celebrate Canadian Library Month

BRUCE COUNTY – October is Canadian Library Month and Bruce County Public Library encourages everyone to take time to celebrate and appreciate the valuable role libraries play in society.

Established by the Canadian Library Association in 2006, Canadian Library Month aims to “provide an opportunity for those unfamiliar with their local library to come down and experience all the services available to them.”

From Oct. 17 to 23 libraries will also celebrate Ontario Public Library Week. This year’s theme is “one card, one million possibilities.”

Libraries today are more than books. As community hubs, the Bruce County Public Library promotes cultural awareness, provides educational programs, and supports intellectual freedom. What can you do with your library card?

  • Stream movies on Kanopy.
  • Read news from around the world on Pressreader.
  • Borrow a Museum or Park Pass.
  • Sign out a Book Club Kit and connect with other readers.
  • Support people living with dementia with one of the library’s Memory Care Kits.
  • Strum a song on a ukulele.
  • Join a reading challenge on Beanstack.

Follow Bruce County Public Library on Facebook to find out what else you can do with your library card! This month, anyone who registers for a new card at any of the Bruce County’s 17 branches will be entered in a draw for a fabulous prize.

“Library staff have worked extraordinarily hard during the pandemic to continue being the trusted place for people to get information and to connect. Most recently, branch staff have focused on printing and laminating vaccine receipts to support our communities,” stated Brooke McLean, director of library services. “I encourage everyone to visit their local library and show your support for all the amazing work they do.”

Visit library.brucecounty.on.ca for more information on all that Bruce County Public Library offers.