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.  While the library buildings are closed to visits, we offer Curbside Pickup at all branches.

All outside book drops are now OPEN for returns.  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.  We are NOT accepting book donations at this time.

unreal seguin mystery for teens

Calling all Genius Teen Detectives!  We need your help to solve an unreal local mystery.  On an unknown day, in an unknown year, someone tried to change the Township of Seguin’s name.  Follow the clues left on the Seguin Public Libraries’ & Seguin Township websites to solve the mystery.  Submit your final answer when you get to the final clue for a chance to win 1 of 4 teen mystery book bundles.

The answer will be revealed and winners will be drawn on April 1st, 2021.  One entry per person.  All participants with an appropriate guess will be entered into draw.  Younger & older participants are welcome to solve the mystery & if their name is drawn, a smaller prize will be awarded.

A CLUE TO GET STARTED: I wonder if the library has the movie Back to the Future?  Hint: Use the Catalogue to search for library items.

curbside pickup at all branches

Seguin Public Libraries’ is excited to offer Curbside Pickup outside at all branches.  

Place a hold online with your library card, by phone or by emailing us at seguinplstaff@gmail.com.  We will notify you when your items are ready for pick up.  

Open your email account and address the email to seguinplstaff@gmail.com.  Attach the print job to the email and note your name, phone number & the branch location you wish to pick your prints up at during curbside hours.

Printing fees can be paid by donation or with the correct change at the curbside pickup table.  Black & White prints are $0.25/page and Colour prints are $1.00/page.

It is recommended that you call us to confirm your email was received, otherwise we will contact you when your prints are complete and ready for pickup.

Click the Online Catalogue button.  You will be redirected to a site that hosts our online catalogue for all four branches & digital materials.

At the top of the site, select Log In or My Account and log in with your 14-digit Seguin Public Libraries’ card number and 4 digit PIN.  If you have forgotten your PIN or cannot create a new one using the Forgot my PIN feature, please call.

Browse and search the catalogue.  Use the Search bar or narrow your browsing on the left side of the screen.  When you find an item you are interested in, that is not an eBook or eAudiobook, select the blue Place a Hold button on the right of the item.

Choose the Pickup Library location

You are able to place holds on material that is already checked out, you will be placed in line for the copy and called when it is ready for pickup.

If this is your first time placing an hold online, feel free to email or call us to confirm your hold was placed correctly, otherwise we will contact you when your holds are gathered and ready for pickup.

Branch locations & hours

Christie Branch - curbside pickup

At the Orrville Community Centre
1207 Hwy 518, Seguin

(705) 732-2850

Tuesdays 2pm to 7pm
Fridays 10am to 3pm

Foley branch - curbside pickup

At the Foley Community Centre
60 Rankin Lake Road, Seguin

(705) 378-0742

Monday 2pm to 7pm
Thursday 10am to 3pm

humphrey branch - curbside pickup

At the Humphrey Community Centre
15 Humphrey Drive, Seguin

(705) 732-4526

Tuesday 10am  to 3pm
Wednesday 2pm to 7pm

Thursday 2pm to 7pm

Until further notice we are not offering in library computer use at the Humphrey Branch.

Rosseau branch - curbside pickup

At the Rosseau Memorial Hall
2 Victoria Street, Rosseau

(705) 732-4231

Monday 2pm to 7pm
Wednesday 10am to 3pm
 

LIBRARY & book NEWS

mystery march at spl

Seguin Public Libraries is all about mysteries for the month of March.  Check out our social media for riddles and mystery book recommendations.  To keep younger kids busy at home, ask us for a fun mini mystery solver kit.  1 per child.  Curbside pickup or mail delivery.  Available March 1st to March 31st.  seguinplstaff@gmail.com.

Access Ancestry Library Edition from Home

Access Ancestry Library Edition from home until June 30th, 2021. Enter the first 5 digits of your physical library card number, and get started searching your ancestors. You are able to search, print and email files.

Try our Bag of Positivity!

During the Month of March, reach out for one of our positivity bags. Request one by phone, email or social media for yourself or a friend. 1 bag per household, while quantities last. Pick up during curbside or request mail delivery.  Email us at seguinplstaff@gmail.com or call during curbside hours. 

Contents may include: A Book to Keep, Colouring & puzzles, Stress Ball, Playing Cards, Local Mental Health Services Info & so much more!
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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

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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.

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.

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.

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!

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.