December 9, 2016

Welcome to the Terrace Bay Public Library

Ontario Public Library Week Contest Winners

Book Basket winner Liz RampersadBook Basket winner Liz Rampersad

pumpkin with childPumpkin weight guessing winner Isobel McGrath

 child with jelly beansCandy guess contest winner Brielle Bolan

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Ontario Public Library Week – 2016

A Visit will Get You Thinking.

October is Canadian Library Month! During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. In Ontario, we celebrate our public libraries during Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW), on October 16 to 22, 2016.

Terrace Bay Public Library will be celebrating with the events below.

  • Monday, October 17: Patron Appreciation Day. Refreshments will be served all day. Enter the book basket draw and the pumpkin weight guessing and candy guess contests! Winners announced on Friday.
  • Tuesday, October 18: Jackfish Recollections. Local History presentation in the Fireside Room 10:30-11:30am.
  • Wednesday, October 19th: Scrabble Fun. Bring your board and join us for a fun evening of Scrabble! Everyone welcome! 6-8pm
  • Thursday, Friday & Saturday: Annual Used Book Sale.

Don’t forget that Your Library is now open Saturdays from 12:30 to 4:30pm. A Visit Will Get You Thinking.

Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #OPLW.

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Congratulations

The Library Board and Staff would like to extend a congratulations to all of the 2016 graduates.

Winners of the Terrace Bay Public Library awards were:

Connor Jones – LSHS
Mary Ford – St. Martin’s
Shona Thompson – Terrace Bay Public
Marley MacDonald – Ecole Franco Terrace

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JK/SK Students Complete Blue Spruce Program!

Students read 10 nominated picture books during the school year and voted for their favourite book. The
best picture book is selected and the winning author and illustrator is/are presented with the Blue Spruce
Award.
The Ontario School Library Association goals of the Blue Spruce Reading Program are:

  • To promote reading for enjoyment and information among primary students.
  • To make students aware of quality Canadian picture books & Canadian authors & illustrators.
  • To develop the student’s skill in evaluating a picture book based on story, text, and pictures.
  • To provide opportunities for students to discuss the picture books in an authentic manner.

See the full poster.

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Wiping the Slate Clean: Ground Zero in Lake Superior

Professional Geoscientist Mark Smyk has shared his guidebook on the Slate Islands for all to view.

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OverDrive for BlackBerry PlayBook

Effective April 10th, 2014 the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) app for BlackBerry will no longer be available to download on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10 and Playbook devices.  BlackBerry users with the app installed prior to April 10 will be able to continue using it, however no further development or testing will be dedicated to it.

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