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A Canadian flag flying at the end of a dock with a sun setting in the distance and Happy Labour Day.

Labour Day Weekend Hours

Staff and Library Board members wish you and your family a safe and happy Labour Day weekend.
Friday September 4: 10am--6pm
Saturday September 5:
Keswick Branch: 9am--5pm

Peter Gzowski (Sutton) &
Pefferlaw branches:
Sunday September 6: 1pm--5pm

Monday September 7: Closed


Sesame Street eBooks Sesame Street eBooks

More than 150 books based on Sesame Street's early childhood curriculum. Includes read along, audio, animated, and interactive ebooks. Use: in the library, at home, or on your iPad.
For home access, use the email address
and the password: georgina


TD Summer Reading Club 2015Kids: Still time to register for
Summer Reading Club!

Last day to claim your prizes is September 4. Complete all four levels of the program and earn a V.I.P. invitation to the Hollywood-themed extravaganza where you just might be eating as much ice cream as you want!

For more cool stuff for you to do, visit the TD Summer Reading Club website, to sign in to track your reading, get book suggestions, tell jokes, and read eBooks online.

Visit our Summer Reading Club page for more details.


Keep Calm and learn how to use a computer.Computers for the Complete Beginner
Keswick Branch, September 9-30, 2:30-3:30pm
Learn keyboard and mouse skills, parts of a computer, create Word documents, create an email account and learn how to search the Internet. Laptops are provided.

Registration has begun.
Call the Keswick Branch to register 905.476.5762.

Please sign up only if you can attend all four classes.

For more information, view Computers for Beginners poster.


Red Cross Babysitting Course

Red Cross Babysitting Course
Children must be 11 years of age.
Keswick Branch
Saturday, September 19
9:30am – 4:30pm

You can register at any branch.

Course as outlined by the Red Cross. Courses are held on elementary PA Days (with the exception of one Saturday class). Please bring a nut free lunch/snack. A minimum of 10 registrants are required to proceed with the course. Registration is only accepted in person with proof of participant's age and payment. $45 per child.

Participants please bring: doll/teddy bear; feeding bottle; diaper; baby blanket; note pad and pencil; lunch. Children must remain in the library for the entire course unless a note is provided.

Should it be necessary to cancel a course due to low enrolment or illness of the instructor, your registration will be transferred to another date or a full refund will be given. If you must cancel registration for your child due to illness, a doctor's note will be necessary to insure your child is automatically registered for the next available course. Other than illness, cancellation must be made 1 week/7 days prior to the course for a full refund and future registration for the next available course must be made in person on the date of registration. An administrative fee of $20 will be changed for all cancellations not meeting the above conditions.
No shows or same day cancellations are not eligible for refunds.

For more information, view the Red Cross Babysitting poster.


Seniors looking at mirror images of their much younger selves.Reflections on Aging
Wednesday September 23, 1:30pm
Club 55 in Keswick (130 Gwendolyn Blvd)

Join us for coffee and dessert as we explore, with fiction and guest speakers, topics such as retirement, caregiving, long-term care, fraud safety and dementia.
September Theme: Retirement
Our guest facilitator will be: Emily Curcuruto,
Lifestyle Consultant from Cedarvale Lodge.

Contact Mary Baxter at or call 905.476.5762 x4522 for a short advance reading “assignment” (optional) from What color is your parachute? For retirement by Nelson & Bolles.

For more information, including reading list, view the Reflections on Aging poster.




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

You can now use the CardStar app and store your library card number. You display it when checking out. When entering your library card into the app, enter the card number manually (do not scan the card). 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




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

You are now able to register yourself with CELA.
To be eligible for CELA services you must:

  • Live in Canada
  • Have a valid Georgina Public Library card
  • Have a visual, physical or learning disability that prevents you from reading conventional print.

Go to the CELA website and type in the name of your town: Keswick, Sutton or Pefferlaw. Click on the name of your town (will be shown with Georgina Public Libraries) type in your full library card number (no spaces) and fill in the registration form. This whole process should take just a few minutes.

For more information on CELA, please visit 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.

For more information, view the Accessible Services poster.

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