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Georgina Public Libraries is Hiring!

Georgina Public Libraries has an immediate opening for a permanent,
part-time Library Clerk for our Peter Gzowski (Sutton) and Pefferlaw Branch.

Please apply on or before December 22, 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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Holiday Hours

December 23:  10-9pm
December 24:  10am--noon
December 25   Closed
December 26:  Closed
December 27:  9-5pm (Keswick)
12-5pm (Peter Gzowski & Pefferlaw)
December 28:  1-5pm
December 29:  Closed
December 30:  10-9pm
December 31:  10am--noon
January 1:        Closed
January 2:        10-6pm








Interlibrary loan

Interlibrary Loan Holiday Schedule

Due to the upcoming holidays, many libraries have now temporarily suspended processing interlibrary loan requests.
If you have placed any requests this week, and they have not been filled by Friday, December 19, they will not begin to be processed until January 2. You may continue to place requests, during this time, but there will be a delay in filling those requests.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.





Consumer Reports

eResource of the Month:
Consumer Reports

Looking for information on just that right gift to purchase for that special someone?
Look no further than Consumer Reports.  Helping you choose the best gifts and save when you shop.  Independent, expert advice on numerous makes and models from electronics to appliances to cars.  You can access this site, from home, with your library card number.


Shining Star Storytime

Shining Star Storytime

For children in JK and SK with caregiver/parent
Keswick Branch

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:15pm, January 7-March 4

Registration is required for this FREE program. Register in person at the Keswick Branch or call 905-476-5762 ext 100.
Maximum of 8 children. 4 spots are reserved for families working with Early Intervention Services of York Region.

Georgina Public Libraries in partnership with Early Intervention Services of York Region proudly presents Shining Star Storytime. Shining Star Storytime is a 9 week sensory safe circle time focusing on developing social skills. Any children who need an extra bit of help with their social skills are welcome!

For more information, view the poster


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Computers for the Complete Beginner

FREE! 4-week course on computer basics
and the internet.

Want to learn how to use your computer?

Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Branch
Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30pm
January 13--February 3
Registration begins December 23, 10am.

You will learn keyboard & mouse skills, parts of a computer, how to create Word documents, how to search the Internet & our library resources.

For more information, view the poster.

Genealogy Family Tree


Basic Introduction to Genealogy
Learn how to search your family tree with Hessel Pape
5 week session
Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Branch
Thursdays, Feb. 5--Mar. 19, 2015, 7pm
(except Feb. 12 & Mar. 12)
Free, but please register early to avoid disappointment!
Sign up in person or call 905.722.5702.

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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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