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May 24, 2018   ·   0 Comments


There is a great deal of excitement happening at YOUR Library as we launch two great projects with our community volunteers and partners.

One project is our Shelburne Market bags… YOUR Library Supports Green Thinking! We are supporting the Farmer`s Market and green thinking by making reusable shopping bags. So pick up your bag outside the Library, and fill it with wonderful fresh produce, baking etc., at the market. Our volunteers are busy sewing up the bags with fabric donated by community members. YOU can get involved… by donating some fabric or a few hours to help with sewing, cutting out, or pressing a few seams; we`d love to have you become part of this community initiative. The sewing group will be meeting and sewing at YOUR library on Thursdays after 12:00pm. Help us reduce the number of plastic bags that are adding to the pollution of our environment. YOUR library is the heart of the community.

Poppy Garden for Remembrance

Our second project is our Poppy Garden for Remembrance. For this initiative, we are partnering with our local Legion and other community members to knit and crochet beautiful poppies. They will be mounted on green stems and then planted in special portable display planters that can be used anywhere that there is a service of remembrance of our veterans. We are thinking to have them at the Cenotaph, schools, Seniors ‘Residences, churches and the Museum. We are really hoping to get everyone involved. As soon as we source the right materials, we will distribute them and the patterns. So check with us and share YOUR Library`s excitement as we move forward with both these exciting initiatives.

Dufferin Reads

Start reading, Hum if You Don`t Know the Words! This is our Dufferin Reads: One Book One Community selection. It is a great read! At the same time sad and emotional, it is also a story of love and redemption. The Grand Finale will be at Grand Spirits Distillery in Grand Valley on September 13th at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $45.00 each and include dinner, taxes and gratuity and of course, Bianca Marais, the author will be there. Check YOUR Library for other themed events relating to the book.

Spring Steps Challenge

Our Spring Step Challenge has come to an end, and although we are waiting on a few more people to let us know their step count, it’s safe to say we can celebrate success! At this time, we have a cumulative step count of 10,434,850 steps, which works out to roughly 8348 km. We beat our original goal several times over, and should be proud of the level of activity we achieved. We are also still working with the Dufferin Hi-Land Bruce Trail Club to organize a group walk, so keep watching here for a final total, and details on our next challenge and group walk.

Archivist on the Road

The Archivist will be with us on the third Tuesday of the month and we have some educational sessions lined up. This month’s session is on June 19th  at 2:00pm where they will feature Dufferin County`s agricultural, culinary , and prohibition roots.

Teen Scene:

Teens had a messy, but fun time experimenting with tie-dye this week! Shirts and shoes were exposed to explosions of colour, leaving us with a bunch of groovy attire!

Writer’s Café will continue Thursday, May 24th & 31st, 3:30-4:30pm.

Upcoming events:

TAB Meeting- Tuesday, June 5th (4:00-5:00pm)

Writer’s Café- Thursday, June 7th, 14th, 21st (3:30-4:30pm)

Study Hall (for exam prep)- Tuesday, June 19th (3:30-4:30pm) & Thursday, June 21st (3:30-5:00pm)

Book Club- Thursday, June 28th (6:00-7:00pm)

Children`s Programs:

Our TD Summer Reading Club start date is just around the corner! If you would like to be a part of the TDSRC, visit the library and sign the early registration list located in the Children’s Department. Make sure to leave us your email as this year we will be keeping parents updated with a weekly electronic newsletter.

On Tuesday, May 28th, Books and Babies will be cancelled. Thank you for allowing us this one week break. We will have our regular sessions begin again on Tuesday, June 5th.

LEGO CLUB: Wednesday May 30th at 3:30 PM – 4:30 pm . We will have another of our weekly challenges and an expert challenge. Visit us for an afternoon and test out your amazing building skills.

Story Time: Friday June 1st at 10:30 am. Singing, dancing, stories, sensory play – what more could you ask for in this weekly drop in program? Check out Story Time at YOUR Library this week and meet some new friends.

New Books:


Last song sung by David A. Poulsen

Come from away by Genevieve Graham

The templars’ last secret by Martin Walker

Mornings on Main by Jodi Thomas

The Paris spy by Susan Elia MacNeal

The whispering room by Dean Koontz

The honey farm by Harriet Alida Lye

Non fiction:

The clean 20 by Ian K. Smith, M.D.

Renovating for profit by Cherie Barber

In good company by Corbin Tomaszeski

Sew charming: scrappy quilts from 5”

squares by Mary Etherington



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