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Two people sitting in beach chairs enjoying the sunshineCivic Holiday Weekend Hours

The staff and Library Board members would like to wish you and your family a very safe, happy, and fun holiday.



Friday, July 31: 10-6pm
Saturday, August 1:
Keswick Branch: 9am-5pm
Peter Gzowski (Sutton) and Pefferlaw branches
: 12-5pm
Sunday, August 2: 1-5pm
Civic Holiday Monday: Closed

You can always take us with you. You can access eBooks, audiobooks, music, movies and magazines 24/7.


Georgina Public Libraries logoDisruption Notice

There is currently an unexpected service disruption involving inconsistencies with email delivery of pre-due and overdue notices. Most people are receiving notices, but some people are not. We are working with our technology provider to solve the mystery of this inconsistency, but the cause is not immediately apparent.

From: July 31, 2015
To: unknown

For more information, view the Disruption Notice.


Georgina Public Libraries logoDisruption Notice

There is currently an unexpected service disruption involving: blue and green recycling bins are currently unavailable for purchase at
Keswick Branch.

You can purchase blue and green bins at the Pefferlaw and Peter Gzowski (Sutton) branches.

From: July 31, 2015
To: unknown

For more information, view the Disruption Notice.

Georgina Public Libraries logoWe're Hiring!

Georgina Public Libraries has an immediate opening for a permanent, part-time student at the Pefferlaw Branch and a Casual library clerk for our various locations.

Applications will be accepted until August 7, 2015.

For more information, view Pefferlaw Branch student & Casual library clerk position.

A sweating sun cooling off in front of a fan.We're your cooling centres!

Escape the extreme summer heat and high humidity by visiting one of our library branches and enjoy our a/c comfort.

All residents are advised to take precautions when going outdoors, limit heat exposure if possible and stay hydrated and seek immediate medical attention if experiencing symptoms of heat-related illness.

Please remember to be kind to your furry friends and do not leave your animals locked in cars during this heat wave. A pet left in a vehicle, even with the windows down, can be in heat distress within a matter of minutes.

For more information, view the Heat Advisory for Georgina.



OneClickdigital offers audiobooks for download to your device. All of the OneClickdigital titles have unlimited user access, so there is no holds list!

First time users will need to register with a username and password on the OneClickdigital site. OneClickDigital Books has a Starter Collection of FREE eBooks (Classics) available for immediate checkout. These titles are unlimited simultaneous access, so you can begin experiencing OneClickdigital eBooks without any holds or waiting lists.

Download OneClickdigital instruction sheet. New eAudio app for OneClickdigital.


A dog comprised of lots of toy pieces.

Donations for Toy Hacking program needed!

Give your unwanted, old toys new life!
We'll take any broken toys, worn-out stuffies or dolls. Please drop off your donations to any branch during library hours, until August 2.

Kids age JK to 12 will be reassembling these old toys into new creations, at toy hacking, Tuesday evening, August 4, 6:30pm.



Vintage toys

Join In!

For JK to age 12
Keswick Branch
Tuesdays, 6:30--7:30pm
Free, drop-in

Program runs until August 11.

Let's PLAY! Join in the fun at Keswick Branch Tuesday Night Club.



August 4 - Toy Hack
Time to hack the old toys and make yourself a new one.

For more information, view Join In poster.

More summer fun can be found on our Kids and Kids program pages.


Dungeons and Dragons logoDungeons and Dragons
Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Branch
Tuesdays, 6-8pm
For ages 13+

Program runs until August 25.

Come out to enjoy the fantasy world of Dragons and High Sorcery. We will be playing the 5th Edition of Dungeons and Dragons.  The Dungeon Master will be able to supply players with access to the core rule book and a few sets of dice if you don’t own them. New players are welcome. We will teach you the game. If you are interested in playing, please call or text 416.527.0098.

View the Dungeons and Dragons poster.




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

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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