Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Celebrate Public Library Week at the Petawawa Public Library (October 18 to 23, 2010).

In keeping with the theme, Opening Doors to the Future : Your Library -- Your World, we welcome you to visit and participate in the activities we have planned for Ontario Public Library Week.

On Monday morning, at 10:00 am, Mayor Bob Sweet will open the library to officially kick off the week. There will be treats too! So don’t miss out.

Throughout the week, enter our WHY I LOVE MY LIBRARY DRAW. Let us know what you think of us and what else you’d like to see and you could be eligible for a prize! There will be adult, teen and children’s categories.

Children can also create a special WHY I LOVE MY LIBRARY BOOKMARK. The Children’s Department will collect the bookmarks and draw a winner whose creation will be reproduced and distributed at the library. How cool is that?

We have also invited each of the Candidates running for Town Council to stop by the library to interact with patrons during Public Library Week. The schedule will be posted on our home page, and will be updated if changes are made. Make the most of this chance to have a face to face meeting with the people you will be choosing to influence the future of Petawawa and the library.

Got fines? During Public Library Week only, we will forgive fines you have accumulated in exchange for non-perishable food items or craft supply items (from a list compiled by the Children’s Department) as follows:
1 item = 25 cent fine for a book-type material
1 item = 50 cent fine for a CD or CD-ROM type material
1 item = $1.00 for a movie
(Basically a single fine for any 1 library item will be forgiven in exchange for a single donation).

We want to know your favourite book or author. Record your choice on our fancy heart-shaped sticky notes and we’ll create a display featuring the book or author with the most votes. We can’t wait to see what you’ll pick.

On Wednesday from 10:30 – 4:00 and Thursday from 4:00 – 7:30 explore the library’s online resources using our training computers in the main hallway. Test drive the Auto Repair Reference Centre. Find a new book or author with NoveList. Peek through the portals to the past using Ancestry Library Edition and our Digital Heritage Collection. Best of all, once you see what’s available, you can use most of them in the comfort of your own home!

Don’t forget to participate in our staff version of Guess Who? We’ve supplied clues about our “wild and crazy” pasts and you get to match the description to the library staff member. You just might be surprised.

It’s your library. Check it out!