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Disruption Notice

There is currently a disruption in service involving a shortage of blue bins, green bins and kitchen catchers at the Keswick Branch.

From: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 To: Unknown

We thank you for your patience and cooperation.

For more information, view the Disruption Notice.

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Georgina Public Libraries is Hiring!

Georgina Public Libraries has an immediate opening at our Keswick Branch for a Library Student.

Please apply on or before Thursday, July 24, 2014. 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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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 Thursday, July 31, 2014. A complete job description is available on the Town website at

For more information and application details, view the job posting.

Rube Goldberg

Machine Madness

Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Branch
Tuesday, July 29
For 8-12 years old
Registration is required for this free program.

Help to create a crazy Rube Goldberg machine using household items! Don’t know about Rube Goldberg machines? Google it and watch some amazing creations that will inspire what we create!

For more information, view the poster

Fire Safety Story Time

Fire Safety Story Time

Keswick Branch
August 6
For 3-6 years old

Free, drop-in
Space is limited to 20.
Come early to get a spot!

Town of Georgina Firefighters will be joining us for a very special Story Time program. They will be reading a story, talking about Fire Safety, as well as showing off their gear.

If there isn’t a call, we’ll even get to see a real life fire truck!

For more information, view the poster

At Home Alone program

At Home Alone

Keswick Branch
Saturday, August 9

Are you wondering when it’s safe to leave your child at home alone to run a few errands? Does your child need to spend some time home alone before or after school due to your work schedule or other commitments? Kidproof and Georgina Public Libraries can help your child become prepared and confident to be At Home Alone.

For more information, view the poster


The Wings of Johnny May

The Wings of Johnny May
Free, drop-in

Keswick Branch, August 20, 7pm
Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Branch, August 22, 2pm

Johnny May is the first Inuit bush pilot in Nunavik and a legend among his people. During the 34,000 hours of flight time he’s logged, May has lived through extraordinary adventures and has had a unique view of the transformation of the Arctic.
The Wings of Johnny May is an airborne documentary that highlights a unique culture through the eyes of an exceptional man.

For more information, view the poster


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:
Sanfu Chen, 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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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

Resident Parking

Resident Parking Passes

Georgina Public Libraries are offering Resident Parking Passes once again this year. We want to make sure that you enjoy Georgina's Beaches so here's a few tips to read before you visit us.

Proof of resident ID AND vehicle ownership must be provided:
Acceptable Resident ID:
1. Picture ID showing Georgina address OR
2. Tax Bill AND Picture ID OR
3. Tenant Lease AND ID proving identity

You will also need to bring proof of vehicle ownership:
Vehicle ID: An ownership for EACH vehicle

You can also obtain parking passes from the Recreation and Culture Department at the Civic Centre. Please contact them if you have any questions or concerns, Monday to Friday, from 8:30am-4:30pm @ 905-476-4301 ext. 2354.

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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.

For more details, view the poster

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