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Georgina Public Libraries is Hiring!

Georgina Public Libraries has an immediate opening at our
Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Branch for a Library Student.
Please apply on or before Friday, January 30.

A complete job description is available on the Town website at
For more information and application details, view the job posting.

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Disruption Notice

There is currently an unexpected service disruption involving: our Enterprise catalogue will be unavailable from 3am to 7am EST while an upgrade is in progress.

From: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 To:  Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Guinness World Records

Do you Love Captain Underpants and Guinness World Records?  

Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey has challenged libraries across Canada to host an event to win a framed pair of underpants signed by the author.  

Join us at SnoFest Saturday February 7 and help us break the world record for Most People in One Place Wearing Underwear on their Heads! 

 Bring your favourite pair of underwear to wear as a toque, and register from 10-11am at the ROC Chalet to be a part of this super event!

For more information, view the poster.


Captain Underpants

Captain Underpants Snow Sculpture Contest

Georgina! Are you ready to get Snow’dunderpants? What are we talking about you ask? Well, in order to celebrate our upcoming Captain Underpants party, we’re inviting everyone in Georgina to create their own Captain Underpants inspired snow sculpture!

Maybe you’d like to paint underpants onto a snowman, perhaps you’ll recreate the Captain himself, or maybe you’ll simply sculpt some beautiful underpants.

Whatever you choose to do, take a photo of your gorgeous creation and send it to us via the library Facebook page, or directly to Jo Scott at

Entries will be accepted until February 7. A top secret panel of esteemed judges will decide on "Georgina's Best Captain Underpants inspired snow sculpture." The winner will receive a trophy naming them the champions as well as a library gift pack. Anyone in Georgina is welcome to enter. Max of one entry per person.

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Blind Date with a Book

Blind Date with a Book

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ve selected a variety of books, wrapped them all up in ‘oh so secretive’ wrapping paper and you won’t know the ‘identity’ of your blind date till you get it home.

Will it be fiction or non-fiction? Funny, informative, a mystery, true-crime??? You may choose any wrapped book in our “Blind Date with a Book” display.

Submit a book review to us, using the Rate Your Date form attached to your Blind Date and enter a contest to win a prize from Queensway Chiropractic Care. The lucky winner will be chosen February 17.


MakerBot Mini

Meet the 3D Printer

Keswick Branch, February 17, 7-8pm
Free, drop-in

Our introductory session will empower you with some beginner knowledge about how to make things with 3D printers. We will provide an overview that explores the many possibilities and applications that can spring from this awesome technology. Most importantly, you will get to see a 3D printer in action; it doesn't get better than that!

Check out our 3D Printing page and start thinking about what you want to create and be part of the Maker Movement! What will you decide to make? Check out Thingiverse for ideas.



NEW! Stream thousands of award-winning films from festivals around the world. indieflix has award-winning shorts, features, and documentaries from more than 50 countries. Visit GPL's indieflix access page to get started.

If you already have a RBdigital Zinio account, you are all set-- just enter your Zinio email and password credentials on GPL's Indieflix access page to login and find films.

To create a RBdigital account linked to your Georgina Library card, visit our indieflix access page.
Click on the Create New Account link in the top right corner of the screen. Enter your library card number and
Click Next. Finish creating your account by filling in the requested fields.
You can find more detailed instructions here.


CardStar app

CardStar app

Keswick Branch is running a pilot project involving the CardStar app. We want to know how useful you think this app will be.
You can now use the CardStar app and store your library card number. You display it when checking out. Staff will then scan your stored library card number. Easy to download and install and can be used on most mobile devices.

Get the apps for iOs; Android; Windows Phone;
(some exceptions); Nokia


If you're a CardStar user, here are some additional scanning tips:

  1. Make sure the screen is free of dust and fingerprints. 
  2. Hold the barcode image steady (don't wave it around).
  3. Set your screen brightness to 80% or higher for best scanning results.
  4. If you wish to use a screen protector we recommend screen protectors with a ‘Clear’ finish. Screen protectors with a ‘matte’ or ‘privacy’ finish can interfere with the scanning process.



CELA, Centre for Equitable Library Access, incorporates CNIB services, and is a new, national, non-profit organization established to support the provision of accessible collections, in a variety of formats, for Canadians with print disabilities.

As a partner of CELA, we offer:
• Titles for all ages in audio, e-text and braille
• More than 85,000 books, magazines and newspapers
• Materials in English & French, with expanding access to other languages

If you are interested in signing up for this service, please contact:
Val Stevens, eServices/Keswick Branch Librarian:  905-476-5762 ext. 121
Ruth Berry, eServices Library Technician, Keswick Branch:  905-476-5762 ext. 109

For more information on CELA, please log on to their website at


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Accessible Services

Georgina Public Libraries strives to be accessible to all patrons.
Our friendly staff can help with your accessibility requests.

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