Bruce County Public Library Launches New Resident Packages

Discover your community while rediscovering your Library with Bruce County Public Library’s New Resident packages. If you are new to Bruce County, you can stop into your local branch and pick up a free package designed to welcome you to the area. Packages are filled with information and fun items relevant to your new community. You can sign up for your BCPL Library card while there and browse the shelves or participate in a library program. Bruce County Public Library consists of 17 branches across Bruce County. To find the one closest to you, visit the Locations section of their website.

“During our strategic planning process, we heard from residents and stakeholders that there was a need to create a hub for residents new to Bruce County or possibly new to Canada. By providing New Resident packages, we have created partnerships with local businesses and services to help those new to our communities get situated and familiarized with their new home,” says Library Director Brooke McLean. 

Libraries are frequently the first place new residents visit to find out more about their community. In addition to receiving important community information in their New Resident package, they can also rely on the knowledge of their local library staff to answer questions or provide a warm referral to other organizations.

October is Canadian Library Month, with October 16 – 22 being Ontario Public Library Week, Canadian Library Month was initially launched in 2006 by the Canadian Library Association to provide an opportunity for Canadians unfamiliar with their local Library to explore all available services. This makes it a perfect time for all Bruce County residents, old and new, to explore all Bruce County Public Library offers. For more information visit