welcome to seguin public libraries

- CHRISTIE - FOLEY - HUMPHREY - ROSSEAU -

The Seguin Public Library Board & CEO are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation to determine the soonest possible, responsible, reopening date. We will continue to respond to emails sent to seguinplstaff@gmail.com or ceo@seguinpubliclibraries.ca and social media messages.

Please DO NOT return your library items until further notice or until the libraries’ reopening to avoid any possibility of spreading the virus on surfaces. All fines for late items during this closure will be waived. Our Wi-Fi networks will still be accessible from the parking lot as well.

online public library board meeting

The Seguin Public Library Board welcomes everyone from the community to attend our remote ZOOM meeting, but we request that you keep your microphone on MUTE while the meeting is taking place to reduce background noise.  Please email questions to Stefanie, CEO at ceo@seguinpubliclibraries.ca

NEXT BOARD MEETING: MAY 21st, 2020 at 7pm ONLINE

To observe our public meeting, please connect your device to the internet and click on the above button when the meeting is about to start.

HOURS AND LOCATIONS

At the Orrville Community Centre
1207 Hwy 518, Seguin

(705) 732-2850

CLOSED FROM MAR. 16, 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Tuesday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
At the Foley Community Centre
60 Rankin Lake Road, Seguin

(705) 378-0742

CLOSED FROM MAR. 16, 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Monday 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
At the Humphrey Community Centre
15 Humphrey Drive, Seguin

(705) 732-4526
CLOSED FROM MAR. 16, 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Tuesday 10:00 am  to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Thursday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

At the Rosseau Memorial Hall
2 Victoria Street, Rosseau

(705) 732-4231

CLOSED FROM MAR. 16, 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Wednesday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

LIBRARY & book NEWS

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your library at home

Use OverDrive or Libby with your Seguin Public Libraries card to read or listen to eBooks and eAudiobooks on your computer, mobile device, or eReader (Kindles are not supported).  New titles are added regularly.  Your account must be in good standing with no fines or overdue items.
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learning support

We invite everyone to use the resources found within our website to support learning at home.  Need to keep up with French?  Use our Mango Languages resource.  Need to research a topic?  Try Explora.  The resources we provide are safe, current and free.  You will require your 14 digit library card number to access most of these resources.  Email us if you require assistance.  seguinplstaff@gmail.com

storytime with seguin public libraries

We have teamed up with the Seguin Township to support their Virtual Recreational programming.  Enjoy these free programs and hear some of your favourite library books read aloud.  New titles added weekly.  If you have an idea for a story, email Stefanie at ceo@seguinpubliclibraries.ca

coronavirus: a book for children

Coronavirus: A Book for Children is a free downloadable picture book that helps answer the questions kids ages 4-10 are asking during this difficult time.  In an NHS-endorsed project, Jenner, Wilson, and Roberts start with what we know right now about this virus, why it matters, how it is spread, what children can do, and how they can help. This book touches everything from being kind to siblings also stuck at home, understanding that parents may not be available if they are working from home, that isolation is necessary, and that it may come with sadness and worry. Then the authors offer advice for what a child can do with this fear.

virtual programs & activities

While we are closed please check out these fun, free and entertaining activities we have compiled for you and your family.  Follow us on social media to engage with us and let us know what activities you are enjoying.  You do not require your library card for any of these activities.

big library read JUNE 22 - JULY 13 2020

Big Library Read (BLR), facilitated by OverDrive, is a reading program that connects readers around the world with the same ebook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.

1000 books before kindergarten

On behalf of Seguin Public Libraries and the 1,000 Books Foundation, we invite you to participate in a free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she starts kindergarten.  Try the 1,000 Books Before Kingergarten App to track the books you read!

forest of reading

The Forest of Reading® is Canada’s largest recreational reading program! This initiative of the Ontario Library Association (OLA) offers ten reading programs to encourage a love of reading in people of all ages. The Forest helps celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators.  PASSWORD SITE IS NOW OPEN TO EVERYONE!  Forest of Reading winners will be announced June 16th, 17th & 18th, 2020

bookmyne app

Allows you to search our catalogue, log into your account, place holds & renew and scan store barcodes to see if we have it.  Available for iOS or Android mobile devices. BookMyne makes all the resources of the library available at your fingertips.

gg literary awards

The Governor General’s Literary Awards, among Canada’s oldest and most prestigious prizes, annually acknowledge seven English-language and seven French-language books across several categories. Each winner receives $25,000.