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We're hiring! Permanent, full-time Children's and Youth Services Librarian
The Town of Georgina has an immediate opening for a permanent, full-time Children’s and Youth Services Librarian. Responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of library services to children and youth; programs and collections for Georgina Public Libraries; overseeing, coordinating and managing the Children and Youth Services Assistants; and for providing direct service to library users and the community. Applications must be submitted to the Town of Georgina by June 7.
For more information, view Children's and Youth Services Librarian job posting.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Small Engine Repair Reference Center™ is the definitive online tool for small engine repair assistance, including: ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, PWC (personal watercraft/jet ski), snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines. This comprehensive resource contains 410 reference books in full text with original photos and illustrations that guide the user through every job.
Captain Underpants Award Ceremony
Thanks to YOU, Georgina Public Library is proud to announce that we have won FIRST PLACE in a Canadian National Captain Underpants contest, beating out all other libraries across Canada.
Tuesday May 26:
Cake and ceremony: 7:30pm
Join us, at the Captain Underpants party, as we celebrate this big win.
We will have
Captain Underpants party games, cake and refreshments, an award ceremony to unveil the super secret GRAND PRIZE and prizes!
For more information, view Captain Underpants Party poster.
NFB Film Club presents:
Fort McMoney: The Film
Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Branch
Friday, May 29, 2pm
Fort McMoney: The Film, explores various facets of Fort McMurray--a town at the centre of Canada's economic growth thanks to its location at the heart of the oil sands, the world's largest energy project. The pursuit of oil sands by the oil industry has led to the destruction of Canadian virgin forests. Where lays the boundary between prosperity and destruction?
For more information, view Fort McMoney poster.
Plugged Into Literacy Workshop
May 28, 6:30pm-8:00pm
For parents and professionals
What does research say about screen time?
How do you find quality apps and websites for children?
Join York Region Early Literacy Specialists,
Jill Javelosa Alvarez for an evening of information and discussion.
Please phone or visit the Keswick Branch,
For more information, view the Plugged Into Literacy poster.
Reflections on Aging:
A Book Discussion Series for Seniors
130 Gwendolyn Blvd., Keswick
Wednesday, June 17, 2pm
Join us to find out about an exciting opportunity to
explore topics relevant to the aging process, through a
monthly series of reading and conversation.
Series starts in September. We explore, with fiction and guest speakers, topics such as retirement, caregiving,
long-term care, fraud safety and dementia.
For more information, view the Reflections on Aging 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.
Young Adult Lit for Your Earbuds
SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads — a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title — each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer.
Once the week ends two new titles will become
available so be sure to sign up for alerts so you don’t miss out on any of these great books! www.audiobooksync.com
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;
Blackberry (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
If you are interested in signing up for this service, please contact:
Pefferlaw Branch Librarian: 705.437.1514
Peter Gzowski (Sutton) Branch Librarian: 905.722.5702
Keswick Branch Librarian: 905.476.5762 ext. 121
For more information on CELA, please log on to their website at www.celalibrary.ca.
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.