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Holiday Toy Drive

Help brighten the holidays for a child or teen by dropping off new, unwrapped gifts at any of our library Branches during regular business hours.

Donations can be made until December 7.

Psst...Books make an excellent gift.

For more information, view the poster



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Hockey Night in the Library!
Keswick Branch
Tuesday December 2
7+ years

Tickets are required for this FREE event

Tickets will be available starting November 25 at all library Branches.

Come out and meet all the Georgina Ice players while you complete a scavenger hunt around the library. Players will be reading with you, playing games, and even teaching you shooting skills. Prizes of free books, Ice tickets, and more will be raffled off to everyone who completes the scavenger hunt.

For more information, view the poster


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Holiday Magic

For families

Keswick Branch
November 25 from 6:30 pm

Pefferlaw Branch
November 30 from 1:30 pm

Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Branch
December 3 from 6:30 pm

Please join staff for a festive time decorating the tree, singing carols,
refreshments, and visiting with a special guest!

For more information, view the poster


Sign that read no to elder abuseElder Abuse Awareness Workshop

Keswick Branch: November 26, 2-3pm

Learn more about the signs of elder abuse, what you can do and how it can be prevented.

Space is limited. Please register with by calling Marc at CHATS: 1-866-677-9048 ext. 6226.

For more information, view the poster


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Volunteers Wanted:
Statutory Committees and Boards of Council

The Town of Georgina invites you to volunteer in your community as a member on one of several statutory Boards or Committees, including the Public Library Board.

The Public Library Board is responsible for planning and policy decisions related to the Town’s public library services.  The Board’s regular meetings are held once a month. For more information, please read our pamphlet or download the application form.

More detailed information on all Boards and Committees, as well as the application process, can be found at

Applications are due on or before 4:30pm on Friday December 5, 2014.


Be Your Own Boss

Entrepreneur Workshop for Youth: Age 15-29

Keswick Branch
December 9, 6-8pm

Are you interested in entrepreneurship and the possibility of starting your own business? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be your own boss? The York Small Business Enterprise Centre and Georgina Public Libraries invite parents and youth to a free information session to learn more about two entrepreneurship programs available for youth ages 15 to 29.

Learn more about eligibility requirements, application processes and program expectations.

For more information, view the poster


Tweens making gingerbread houses

‘Tis the season…for making and eating delicious treats!

For tweens grade 4+
Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Branch
Thurs. December 11, 7-8:30pm
$5 to register

Build, decorate, eat, and/or take home your very own gingerbread houses.

For more information, view the poster


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Keswick Patrons:

As some of you have noticed, we are experiencing some difficulties with our connectivity, mainly in the evenings.
This affects many aspects of our service, including internet access, booking computers, printing, and circulation (checking items in and out, looking up materials).

We recognize how frustrating this is, and we are working diligently with our IT partners to figure out the root cause of the problem so we can then find a solution!

In the meantime, we do appreciate your patience and good humour as we continue to work on the issue. We have every hope that it will be resolved soon.


Ancestry Library Edition

eResource of the Month:
Ancestry Library Edition

Discover the history of you! Ancestry Library Edition, the largest online family history resource available, provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Gain access to over 1 billion names, 47 000 000 public family trees, 3000 databases and primary resources.

Ancestry Library Edition can only be accessed in our library Branches. Come in and use our public computers or bring your laptop and connect to our WiFi.   Start searching today!

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.

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Read full digital copies of your favourite magazines on a computer, tablet or mobile device using Zinio!

Browse from our library’s collection of popular titles, with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines that you can download.  Once you check out a magazine it is yours to keep forever. There is no expiry date. The latest issues are released simultaneously with the print edition.

What You Need

Staff are trained and ready to go to help you. Click the instruction sheet or
PowerPoint presentation to walk you through the signup process and enjoy!

Our Magazine Selection

Get the app for PC and Mac / Get the app for Windows 8
Get the app for iPhone and iPad / Get the app for Android
Get the app for Blackberry / Get the app for Kindle Fire HD/HDX



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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