Physical distancing and safety measures are in place based on consultations with the Brant County Health Unit. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 there have been some changes to available services and procedures are being consistently evaluated. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this transition!
Summer Reading Clubs
Summer Book Bingo
There's still a little time to finish your Summer Book Bingo reading! The deadline to be entered into the prize draw is Tuesday, September 8th. Bingo cards must be submitted by dropping off at your local branch or sending a photo of the completed card to firstname.lastname@example.org. For those taking part in the online format, badges need to be completed by that date to be entered into the prize draw. Winners will be notified the week of September 14.
TD Summer Reading Club
TD Summer Reading Club wraps up on Saturday, September 5th. Although this year has looked very different, we hope you have had a great summer filled with reading and fun! Remember, if your child has read for a total of 24 hours, they have earned a new book prize! Visit brantlibrary.ca/tdsrc to fill out a prize claim form. Library staff will contact you to book a virtual visit, so you can choose a book, or we are happy to pick out an age-appropriate book for your child. We are currently dealing with a high number of requests, but please be assured we will be contacting you shortly.
Activities for Kids
Activities for Kids - A reminder that library staff have put together some fun storytimes that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home, anytime. Visit brantlibrary.ca/kidscreate for suggested picture book titles, links to read-alouds by our Children’s Services staff and matching crafts that you can create with your children.
Kids Create Kits - September kits are now available. Each kit contains the Materials you will need to make an easy and educational craft. Our September craft is creating your own book called “The Colours of Fall”.
Stay tuned for information coming soon on Fall programs for children that we will be offering online.
Online Resources and Adult Programs
Looking for eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, TV Shows, Music, or Online Learning? We continue to offer expanded checkout limits and increased online services while our buildings remain closed to the public. We've made it easy - visit our one-stop "Stuck at Home" page to quickly access all of our online resources like Tumblebooks for Kids, Gale Online Learning, Mango Languages, Freegal Music, and more!
We continue to develop new programs that we're offering online. Check out our Online Event Calendar to see what's happening. Registration is required for some programs so don't wait until it's too late!
We have a full slate of programs scheduled for the Fall with adult programs kicking off on September 23!
September 23 Treasured Times- Submit your nostalgic recipes you have fond memories of enjoying and join our online Zoom Cooking Class. Learn to cook an old classic, chat about other recipes from our past and connect with people who love history, food or both!
September 29 Virtual Book Club - Covering four monthly topics, this book club allows you to explore books of your choice, then gather to discuss and share your literary finds. Monthly on-line meetings via Zoom, a private Facebook group to keep you connected.
Among other programs, October will be featuring the return of Thursday Night Trivia on October 1st and the Your Voice, Your Story, Your Impact series presented by the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Community Legal Clinic will be occurring on Tuesday evenings all month.
Sign up for a Library Card
Don't have a Library Card? You can sign up online! An online card gives you immediate access to all of our digital collections. You can switch to a full membership at any time just by visiting one of our five branches with a piece of identification showing proof of address.
All branches will be closed on September 6 & 7 for the Labour Day holiday.