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.

All outside book drops are now OPEN for returns.  Please call 705 732 4526 to arrange large volume 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.

curbside pickup begins june 23

Seguin Public Libraries’ is excited to offer Curbside Pickup outside the Humphrey Branch, 15 Humphrey Drive.

First, place a hold online with your library card or by phone 705 732 4526 or by email seguinplstaff@gmail.com.  We will notify you when your items are ready for pick up.  

Not sure what you want? Let us help!  Curbside pickup & our phone service is available Tuesdays 10 – 3 & Thursdays 2 – 7.

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 us at 705 732 4526.

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.

Make sure the Pickup Library is Humphrey Branch – Seguin Twp Public Library.

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.

Curbside Pickup is currently only available outside the Humphrey Branch, 15 Humphrey Drive beginning June 23rd.

Pickup Days & Phone Service: Tuesdays 10 – 3 & Thursdays 2 – 7.

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.