Bruce County Public Library Celebrates Canadian Library Month

Celebrate Canadian Library Month and Ontario Public Library Week with Bruce County Public Library! This year’s theme is “Libraries for Life.” From newborn to school-aged, new adult to seniors, libraries have something for everyone. Rediscover your library by visiting any BCPL branch in October. Sign up for a card, borrow an item or attend a program to earn a ballot for a gift bag containing a BCPL-branded picnic blanket, a $15 gift card to Indigo and a book-themed ornament.

Libraries truly do have something for everyone and offer many services and collections that may come as a surprise. From fishing rods to snowshoes, Museum passes to robots, libraries now offer far more than books. BCPL offers a conversion station to digitize old VHS tapes, photos, and slides, as well as 3D printers and Cricuts.

BCPL also supports lifelong learning through programming, collections, and digital databases, providing valuable resources and initiatives that enrich the lives of their patrons. In October, attend one of their Local Author Events. Barry Robinson, author of A Seagull Named Papa, an inspiring and fascinating read that will change the way you see yourself and the world around you, will be visiting the Lion’s Head Branch on Friday, October 13 at 11 am, and the Tobermory Branch, Tuesday, October 17 at 11am. Another highly anticipated event is a sit-down discussion with Katherine Martinko about her book Childhood Unplugged, as she offers practical advice on getting your children off screens & finding balance. This event will occur at the Port Elgin Branch on Saturday, October 21, at 2pm. 

Library Director Brooke McLean said “Libraries level the playing field by providing free access to all. This access to information, to services such as free internet and digital literacy training, and to educational programming, leads to opportunity. Our local libraries are one of the last free community spaces, places where social inclusion and cultural awareness thrive.”

We encourage everyone to take time to visit their local library in October. Visit the Bruce County Public Library website to stay up to date on programs and special events happening in your area.