Read and Play Every Day!

Learn and play with words as your baby grows!

Read books and complete activities to earn prizes with your child as they grow from baby to preschooler.
Finish all the activities and reading and receive a new “big kid” book bag for all your trips to the library!

Sign up at brucecounty.beanstack.org/reader365
or at your local Bruce County Public Library branch.

Interlibrary Loan Services

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Bruce County Public Library’s Interlibrary Loan Service has been provided through the provincial agency, the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS).  Due to a recent 50% funding reduction SOLS received in the Ontario provincial budget, SOLS can no longer provide Ontario libraries with its Interlibrary Loan service.  This service will officially end as of Friday, April 26th, 2019.

What you need to know as a Bruce County Public Library user:

  • Any Interlibrary Loans will need to be returned to the library immediately;
  • Pending requests will not be filled;
  • All other Bruce County Public Library services and programs will continue normally

For further information:

  • Read the Bruce County Public Library Board’s statement regarding the end of SOLS’ Interlibrary Loan Service.
  • Read SOLS’ statement regarding the end of its Interlibrary Loan Service.

Contact Us:

    • Councilor Luke Charbonneau, Chair of Bruce County Public Library Board
      • 519-881-1291 or LCharbonneau@brucecounty.on.ca
    • Bruce County Public Library Headquarters
      • 519-832-6935 or LibraryInfo@brucecounty.on.ca

Easter Hours

All branches will be closed on Friday April 19, Sunday April 21, and Monday April 22.

All branches are open regular hours on Saturday April 20.

Bruce County Public Library Mini Comic-Con®

Brampton Batman

Saturday March 9, 2019

10am-4pm

Walkerton Branch Library

Have your photo taken with the Brampton Batman!

Participate in our Pokémon Scavenger Hunt!

Check out our teen art contest and vote for your favourite.

Don’t forget to fill out a ballot for our door prize draw. You could win a family pass to the Toronto Comicon!

Share your story on social media with #BCPLMCC

Schedule

Library Hall Schedule

10:00am & 3:00pm – Harry Potter Wizard Workshop

All Day:
Vendor’s area
Super Slime Workshop

Gallery Room Schedule

11:00am – Adobe Illustrator Workshop with Cory Eichman

1:00pm – Illustration Workshop with Tim Dyck

2:00pm & 2:45pm – Super Trivia Challenge

Upstairs Schedule

All Day:

Teen Art Contest
Green Screen
Scavenger Hunt Clue sheets
Bean Bag Toss
Button-making

10:00am – Super Story Time

12:30pm – iPad Comic Strip Workshop

3:00pm – Super Story Time

10:30-3:30pm – Face Painting

Vendors

The Colour Jar

Roar by Rex

Artwork by Laura Dietrich

Jonathan Cordeau-Hilliard

Hilltop Comics & Collectibles

Bruce County Public Library Board Member – Patricia Symon – Honoured with Prestigious Award

an image of two library board members

Bruce County Public Library Board member – Patricia Symon – was awarded with this year’s James Bain Medallion at the Ontario Library Association Gala on Thursday, January 31st. This annual award is bestowed upon a library board member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in governing a public library within the Province of Ontario.

Symon has served as a Bruce County Public Library Board member over the past two decades. She has also served as the regional representative of the SOLS (Southern Ontario Library Service) board from 2012-2016. She has played a vital role in the continued advancement of the Bruce County Public Library Service and spearheaded the library’s success in receiving Accreditation from the Ontario Public Library Guidelines Monitoring and Accreditation Council in 2017.

Along with her leadership capacities, Symon continues to be a passionate advocate for the importance of libraries within their local communities. “Patricia is known as one of the most determined and committed Library supporters,” states Grace Dawson, Interim Library Director. “She exemplifies the value that individuals offer in shaping the continued development of their local public libraries.”

Patricia’s acceptance speech can be viewed online at: http://bit.do/eHKub

Walkerton Juried Art Show

2019 Juried Art Show

This exciting juried exhibition gives local artists the opportunity to show their work and compete for over $1000 in prizes.

Tuesday May 21 – Saturday June 1
Show Hours:
Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm, Wednesdays & Fridays 1 pm – 5 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1pm – 8 pm

Submission dates: Friday May 3 and Saturday May 4.

For more info:

email: brocktonart@gmail.com
phone: 519 881 3240

Read the full details & download an entry form

Canada Reads

Register to participate in our online reading program in celebration of Canada Reads.

Log time spent reading past or present Canada Reads finalists, or any other book written by a Canadian author!

There are prizes to be won! The more you reading you log, the more chances you have to win!

Register for the program using Beanstack or ask for assistance at your local branch.

Read the World

October 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019

 

An exclusive online reading club for teens!  The more you read, the more chances you have to win your choice of a Gyro RC Quadcopter or Fujifilm Instax 9 camera!  All registrants start off with a free bookmark and are eligible for free books along the way (while quantities last).

For ages 13-19.

Sign up today at https://brucecounty.beanstack.org/ or download the mobile app Beanstack Tracker for free in Google Play or iTunes.

Earn badges for completing goals/activities.
The more badges you earn the greater your chance of winning.

Food for Fines

Pay your overdue fines and help local food banks!

December 1-8, 2018

Clear $2 in overdue fines for every item of food donated during Food for Fines week.

*Up to $10 per person. Offer good for overdue fines only. No change will be given for food donations in excess of fines owed, although excess donations are welcome.

Visit any Bruce County Public Library branch to participate.

All food collected will be donated to a Bruce County food bank.

New Art Featured on The Wall at the Walkerton Branch

November 13 – December 29, 2018.

Featuring the works of Tim Dolman.

Tim has been sculpting for many years, however five years ago he took up painting using pastels. “I love pastel as a medium, it is so immediate and the colours are so vibrant”

Tim finds inspiration in the beautiful country side in Grey and Bruce. He uses his camera as a sketch book to record images that have caught his eye.