Ontario Public Library Week

October is Canadian Library Month! During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians' lives. In Ontario, we celebrate our public libraries during Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW), on October 15 to 21, 2018.


Check out our programs events for this year below:



  Ontario Public Library Week contest

We want your bright ideas! Submit your design for a limited run of Grimsby Public Library cards in celebration of Ontario Public Library Week 2018. 250 new members will get a card designed by YOU when they sign up for a library membership. 
How it Works:

Just pick up or download the submission form, fill out the form on the first page, and create your design on the second page. Print it out on any paper you like, and use paint, pencil crayons, watercolours, ink or any other flat medium. Bring your completed form to the Library to submit!
Inspiration: Ontario Public Library Week
Opens: Tuesday, September 4
Deadline: Friday, October 19
We'll announce the winner on Friday, November 16. Once they are selected, we will contact the winner with info on how to pick up their design.



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Author Visit: Sylvia McNicoll
Thursday, October 18
1:45 PM / Fireplace Lounge / Free
Best for ages 9 - 12, all are welcome

Teachers are welcome to register large groups, everyone else can drop-in!
Sylvia McNicoll has written over 35 novels for young people, many published internatio-nally, served as president of CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Authors, Illustrators, and Performers) and currently teaches Writing for Young Audiences at the Mississauga Centre for the Living Arts.
Sylvia will be reading from the latest title in her popular Great Mistake Mysteries series, The Snake Mistake Mystery!

Learn more about Sylvia on her website:





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Story Time: Lacey Bakker
Saturday, October 20 / 10:30 AM
Fireplace Lounge / Drop-in / Free / Ages 3 - 5

Families with kids 3 - 5 can join author Lacey Bakker as she reads from her three engaging new titles. Snuggle up and enjoy: Sammy the Singing Cat, Martin the Dancing Frog, and The Adventures of Milan and Friends: Trouble With Trolls (A Halloween Tail!). After the stories, kids can colour a picture based on the books and get a free button to take home!



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