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OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY, AN ONLINE AUCTION & MORE!

Celebrate 50 years of BUPL with our upcoming Online Auction and BUPL Talks: Virtual Author Series featuring Alan Bradley, Norm Boucher, Mark Bourrie, Claire Smith and Rick Prashaw! The auction is open, check it out HERE

HELP MAKE BUPL STRONGER! FILL OUT A SURVEY!

We want to know how our services meet YOUR needs! BUPL’s future and strength is dependent on how our communities see and use us. Now is your chance to let us know, by filling out a short survey, whether you're an existing patron or an area resident. Here are the multiple ways in which you can participate:

Online: Library Patron Survey or Area Resident Survey

Print: Library Patron Survey or Area Resident Survey

Pick-up: Printed copies are available at both township offices (BV and NAW) and at BUPL during curb-side hours.

• Please bring the completed print versions of the survey to the library before Saturday, July 31 at 3 p.m.
• Only one survey per person is allowed, but other family members are encouraged to complete their own, too!
• All surveys are eligible to be entered into a draw! Just give us your consent.
• Privacy is important to us. We will not share any of your personal information!

We thank you in advance for providing this information, and appreciate your feedback!

***CURRENT HOURS & OPERATIONS***

As of Thursday April 15, 2021, Bonnechere Union Public Library will be open for curbside pickup and computer services ONLY, and wifi is accessible from the parking lot without password. Patrons can pick up orders placed online or over the phone from the lobby of the library. Those needing to print, copy, fax and/or scan can enter the library to access these services, but we recommend you send any documents in advance to info@bonnechereupl.com and we can print for you. The library stacks are closed for browsing.

During open hours, staff are available to answer your questions by phone at 613-628-2400 or via email at info@bonnechereupl.com.

Our most current hours are:

Tuesday- 10:30-4
Wednesday- 10:30-6:30
Thursday- 10:30-6:30
Fri-Mon CLOSED

For more information, check out the Covid19 Update page

ONLINE PROGRAMMING

For the most recent and up-to-date information on programs and events, visit our online calendar. The BUPL community is also alive and well on our Facebook page & Instagram! Don't forget to say "Hi!" while you're there!

BUPL SEED LIBRARY- AVAILABLE TIL AUG 31ST!

Our seed library is still available even though you can't browse. Check out our Seed Menu and let us know what you're looking for! And to celebrate our 50th birthday, we've got packages of sunflowers for pick-up at curb-side. Get planting!

CALL OUR TOLL FREE DIAL-A-STORY 24/7

Starting March 1st, you can call the library’s Dial-A-Story at 1-866-985-3606 toll free to hear jokes, bed time stories & regular stories, hours of operation and more! See poster here!

MAY 1ST-AUG 31ST - 50 BOOKS BEFORE K

BUPL has carefully selected 50 books that we think every child should read before Kindergarten.

Between May and September, if your child reads all 50 books on the checklist, they receive a certificate of completion, a prize, and a fancy letter to give to their teacher (signed by our librarian) on the first day of school!

For more information, or to schedule book pick-up contact us! 613.628.2400 - kids@bonnechereupl.com - www.bonnechereupl.com

STARTING JUNE 14TH- STORY WALK IN SHAW WOODS!

Starting June 14th, enjoy a socially distant and safe experience with a Story Walk through Shaw Woods! As you venture through the trails, you can read The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires! 20 laminated, colourful pages will be safely distributed throughout the trail, and will run for 4 weeks. Brought to you by The Bonnechere Union Public Library, Shaw Woods and TD Summer Reading Club!

KITS & RECREATION

Did you know that we offer more than just books? We have DVDs, magazines, Large Print and more, but we're talking about rec equipment and various kits! Here's a list:

-Snowshoes
-Hockey sticks
-No Stress Kits
-STEAM kits
-Fender Strat Guitar and Amp (Yes! A Guitar!)
-Ontario Parks Day Passes

WHAT CLUBS ARE STILL HAPPENING?

Bonnechere Pickers is still happening!:
Play your guitar and share your songs with fellow musicians every Saturday at 1 PM via ZOOM! This club is for guitarists with some basic guitar skills and not a teaching class. Registration is required to receive links to virtual gathering. Email bee@bonnechereupl.com to sign-up!

(Chronicles of) Yarnia is NOT as of April 3rd:
This inclusive club for knitters, crocheters, spinners and lovers of yarn is on hiatus until we can gather again!

Youth Night IS, but only via Zoom!:
This program is suitable for kids aged 9-12, with some exceptions, and happens every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30. Email bee@bonnechereupl.com to get links to Zoom hangouts! Check out our crew HERE

DIGITAL LIBRARY AND RESOURCES

Access eBooks, AudioBooks and a plethora of eResources via our Reference Source page HERE! From career and job searches and health and wellness, to genealogy and resources just for kids, there's something for everyone!

READER'S ADVISORY

Not sure what to read next? The team at BUPL can provide you with suggestions tailored just for you with our Reader Advisory form!

LITTLE FREE PANTRY

The Little Free Pantry is open for public use, but for your safety, we ask only a few things:

1. Take what you want, leave what you can.
2. DO NOT add sharp items or drugs/alcohol.
3. Take at your own risk.

Thank you for your cooperation! Stay safe and healthy!

COVID 19 RESOURCES

We are an accessible spot to access internet services to research information and vaccine choices. Our dedicated staff can help you get started! We've compiled some links to reliable information about COVID 19:
COVID-19: Updates on the law and legal services. Get the latest updates on Ontario Law including Employment, Housing, Family, Debt, Immigration and more.
What we know so far...
Ministry of Health
Frequently asked questions
Self isolation
How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus
Be prepared fact sheet
Awareness resources

SEND US YOUR REVIEWS!

Loved it? Would change it? Email us your reviews of the books you've read and we'll put them on the website so everyone else can benefit from your experience!





     MON: CLOSED
     TUE: 10:30- 4
    WED: 10:30 - 6:30
     THU: 10:30 - 6:30
     FRI: CLOSED
     SAT: CLOSED
     SUN: CLOSED



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