Friday, October 14, 2011

Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week at the Petawawa Public Library (October 17-22)

October is Library Month and we are celebrating Public Library Week from October 17-22.  In keeping with the theme, Your Library: A Place Unbound, we invite you to explore all the resources available both inside and outside the library.  Special activities and events will take place throughout the week!

On Monday morning, at 10:00 am, a representative from the Town Council will open the Library to officially kick off the week.  There will be refreshments and interactive displays about our services for families, businesses and community members.

Got fines? During Public Library Week, we will forgive fines you have accumulated in exchange for non-perishable food items 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

Do you have an eReader?  Do you download audiobooks?  On Wednesday from 10:30 – 4:00 and Thursday from 4:00 – 7:30, use one of our training computers to find out about our ebooks and audiobooks.  Find out how to access them from our website and learn where to find help specific to your eReader or listening device. 

Discover tips and tricks to streamline your search and ask questions about the different services we offer.

Love to read .. and talk about it?  On Wednesday at 7 pm, discover the Petawawa Page-Turners! Could this be the right book club for you?  This informal meeting will take place in the Fireplace Lounge of the Petawawa Public Library. 

Books, coffee and snacks…what more can you ask??

Play our version of Guess Who? Match the baby picture with the appropriate staff member.

Children are also invited to get creative and design a bookmark and drop it off at the front desk. 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?

Smile.  Enter the Catch a Reader Photo Contest Draw for Teens.  Capture an image of a friend or family member caught in the act of reading.  Bring in the finished product and fill out a ballot with your name and the name of the person in the photo and you can both win a prize!

Throughout the week, Library Board members and Town Councillors have been invited to help out around the library and interact with visitors. Stop by and say "Hello!"  We are also holding a Stacks of Stuff Sale. A variety of books and items will be available to purchase.  You can also take home special library themed colouring pages and activity sheets.  But before you leave, don't forget to add your "Vision of the Library" to our display. We’d love to know what you think our library could be.