Monday, June 30, 2014

Assiginack Library Events and Information

We are open and ready for the summer!  We are even having a party to celebrate our 75th birthday.
This event will take place on July 22nd at 7 pm at the library (in the municipal bldg on Spragge St.)

Did you know that the Library has Overdrive? It is the perfect way to check out books from home so you can take them with you on holidays, without actually taking the book out!
OverDrive is a shared collection of e-books and audio books available from the Library. Our Library has paid the membership fee to be part of this consortium.  Members of the Library just need to come in and get their membership number and the instructions for downloading and accessing this special collection.

Extended hours for July & August

 Tuesday…10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  &  7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday…10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday…10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  &  7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday…10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday…11:00 a.m.  - 3:30 p.m.

The Library has many learning tools and reading options for you to use:
Books (Fiction & Non-fiction)over 11,000 titles available
Inter-Library Loan  - an amazing opportunity to borrow books from other Libraries giving Library patrons access to millions of titles
Talking Books (Playaway)an easy to use portable talking book device
Large Print Books – many great Fiction and Non-Fiction title choices
Early Literacy Stationan interactive in-Library tool to help your child develop important literacy skills
DVDs & Videos  – many movie titles for adults, teens and children
Overdrive E-Booksan online electronic book site you access from home
World Book Online – access to World Book’s online site at home - Ask us 
Public Computers / Internet Access / Wireless Internet available during Library open hours – Free
IT Support and Assistance – there is professional Technology help every third Tuesday at the Library from 7:00 to 8:30 pm – no appointment needed
Magazinesover 15 different periodical titles to borrow – from House & Home and Canadian Living to National Geographic and Sky News
CNIB Daisy Readerthe Library has a specially designed reader to assist visually impaired patrons with access to hundreds of titles
Our Door to Your Door Service – home delivery service for patrons unable to get to the Library due to disability or illness – Call us
Blog Us – our official Library blog with links to dozens of Internet resources  
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Summer Recreation Program

It is here!  We have our Summer Recreation Program up and ready to go.  With an amazing staff and awesome activities, your kids won't want to miss this!

Check it out here.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pay It Forward

Have you heard the expression 'Pay It Forward'?   Often heard about with paying for an extra coffee at Tim Horton's drive thru and the next person gets a free coffee.

But it is much more than that.  It talks about doing random acts of kindness called RAOK's to others.   There was a movie that went viral in 2000 and since then, it springs up now and again.

The Township of Assiginack is going to launch a Pay It Forward campaign for 2 weeks starting June 16th.   It will end on Canada Day at the beach with a big party.

We are encouraging residents to do a RAOK to a neighbour, a child, a friend or a stranger.

Some may wonder what to do, ideas are everywhere.   Whether you visit a sick person, write a child a letter, take someone's garbage to the dump or just pay someone a compliment will qualify for a random act of kindness.

On the internet you can find ideas here, here, and here!

We would love to hear what you do.  Drop us a comment here, send us an email, or give us a call.  Your name will be withheld, we just want to know that RAOK's are happening!

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

This Week - Fun for Kids and Adults!

This week we have ball hockey on Monday at the arena from 6:30 - 8 pm for kids for $1.

On Wednesday, we have Bike Safety for Kids of ALL ages at the arena at 6:30 pm with Officer Mellan.

We want to keep our kids safe this summer while they have fun on their bikes.   Bike on over and learn a few tips from the OPP.

Thursday nights starting June 12th, we finally have a Men's Fastball team in Manitowaning again.   Their home games are Thursday nights at 6:30 at the fairgrounds.   Come on out and watch some great ball and cheer them on!