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June eNewsletter


*NEW Fiction*

  • This summer will be different by Carley Fortune
  • Long Island by Colm Toibin
  • The museum of lost quilts by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • The instruments of darkness by John Connolly
  • Every time we say goodbye by Natalie Jenner
  • The lost lover by Karen Swan
  • Mind games by Nora Roberts
  • I will ruin you by Linwood Barclay
  • One perfect couple by Ruth Ware
  • You like it darker by Stephen King

*NEW Non-Fiction*

  • Silk : a world history by Aarathi Prasad
  • The demon of unrest : a saga of hubris, heartbreak , and heroism at the dawn of the civil war by Erik Larson
  • My day with the cup : NHL players tell their stories about hometown celebrations with Hockey’s greatest trophy by Jim Lang
  • Magic pill : the extraordinary benefits and disturbing risks of the new weight loss drugs by Johann Hari
  • The wisdom of nurses : stories of grit from the front lines by Amie Archbald-Varley and Sara Fung
  • A map of the new normal : how inflation, war, and sanctions will change your world forever by Jeff Rubin


Drive-away dolls

Lisa Frankenstein

Madame Web

Mean Girls

One life

Ordinary angels

*NEW Family DVDs*

Kosmix, seasons 1 and 2

YoYo, seasons 1 and 2

*NEW Series DVDs*

Jack Ryan, final season

Holiday Closure

All branches of the Selwyn Public Library will be closed on Monday, July 1 for Canada Day. Have a great weekend!

Indigenous History Month Event

Quilt Stories of Reconciliation with Pam Hart from the Kawartha Truth and Reconciliation Support Group will take listeners on an emotional journey to explore the legacy of Canada’s residential schools through intricate patterns and stitched fabrics on a group quilt project. Each quilt block tells its own unique story. Hear heartfelt stories that will foster healing, education and conversation.

Date: Friday, June 14

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: Bridgenorth Library

Register for Quilt Stories

Summer Children's Programs

Welcome Back, Katie!

We’re very happy to have last year’s Summer Children’s Programming Coordinator, Katie Hoover, joining us once again to offer the weekly TD Summer Reading Club programs as well as our weekly summer LEGO Clubs.

Katie offered such amazing experiences for our community in 2023. We can’t wait to see what she will plan for this summer!

STEAM Drop-in for Ontario Homeschool Week (All Ages)

Drop in to check out our STEAM stations and visit our Makerspace.

Date: Tuesday, June 4

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Lakefield Library


PA Day Programs @ the Bridgenorth Library (Ages 4-12)

AM: LEGO Block Party

Come and build with our huge LEGO collection. Children 8 and under attend with an adult. 

Date: Friday, June 7

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Bridgenorth Library

Register for AM PA Day

PM: Minifigure BINGO

Play BINGO with minifigure cards. Children attend with a caregiver. Prizes for winners.

Date: Friday, June 7

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Bridgenorth Library

Register for PM PA Day

Lakefield Farmers’ Market Fun (All Ages, drop-in)

Get a craft, play LEGO, visit a Storywalk & complete a scavenger hunt at the Lakefield Farmers’ Market.

Dates: Thursdays, June 13, July 18, August 22

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Lakefield Farmers’ Market at Isabel Morris Park

Heart Garden Event (Ages 3+)

Storytime and songs followed by a craft and garden fun. Children will have the chance to explore our special heart garden honouring indigenous peoples. 

Date: Friday, June 21

Time: 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Location: Ennismore Library

Register for Heart Garden Event

TD Summer Reading Club 2024 (Ages 4-10)

Join the TD Summer Reading Club anytime this summer for stories, games, crafts, contests and much more. These special weekly programs for children are designed to help stop the “summer slide” while having fun with others. The programs will be out of this world! There will be seven weeks of programs, beginning July 2. 

The club will meet in Lakefield on Tuesdays, Bridgenorth on Wednesdays, and Ennismore on Thursdays.

Ages 4-6 meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Ages 7-10 meet from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Register for the TD Summer Reading Club

Kids LEGO Club every Friday (Ages 4+)

Come play! Ages 8 & under attend with an adult.

Dates: Fridays, July 12 to August 23

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Bridgenorth

Register for LEGO

Live Family Trivia Night (All Ages)

Make a team and come out for a night of general knowledge trivia, live! Prizes to the winning team.

Date: Wednesday, July 31

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Bridgenorth

Register for Trivia

Birds of Prey Experience (All Ages)

Learn about the raptors that live in our neighbourhoods & around the world with this live, up-close, visit with some amazing birds of prey. Children attend with a caregiver.

Date: Wednesday, August 7

Time: 10:30 a.m. -11:15 a.m.

Location: Bridgenorth

Register for Birds of Prey

Lakefield Literary Festival Children's Tent Event

Children’s Tent Event @ the Lakefield Literary Festival (All Ages, drop-in)

Engaging presentations by children’s authors Casey Lyall and Kevin Sylvester with introductions by local children.

Date: Saturday, July 20

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Lakefield, Cenotaph Park (Rain Location: Lakefield United Church)

RSVP to receive reminders and extra information regarding our special event

Volunteer Performer Call Out!

We're looking for a small group of children in the grades 3-6 age range who would like to introduce our authors at the Children’s Tent Event on Saturday, July 20 at the Lakefield Literary Festival. Children need to be comfortable in front of a large group of people, able to memorize a short script and available on the date of our performance as well able to attend 2-3 practices. Children will be given a special t-shirt designed by one of our authors as a thank-you and have the chance to meet the authors prior to the event. There will be three groups of children to introduce and thank authors.


If your child is interested, please add their name to the form below. We may have more interest than space therefore we will take children in order of their registration.  We will be in touch with all those who do note interest to follow-up and let you know if there is a space for your child. For more information, email Kathleen.

Register your child's interest in performing

Special Edition, Custom T-Shirt Pre-Order

T-Shirts will NOT be sold at the event on July 20. Order before June 6. If you are interested in ordering a T-shirt for the Children's Tent Event 2024, email Kacie.

Makerspace Programs

Needlework Drop-ins

A time for people to work on their own knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, and hand-embroidery projects. No formal teaching will be provided. No registration required.

Tuesday, June 4 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Embroidery Embellished Photo

Join this very fun class and learn the new trend of embroidery embellished photos. For this class the photo and embroidery thread will be provided. Learn three or four basic embroidery stitches and knots to get started on your own creation.

Date: Tuesday, June 4

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Cost: $2

Register for June 4 @ 2:00 p.m.


Date: Thursday, June 20

Times: 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Cost: $2

Register for June 20 @ 1:00 p.m.


Register for June 20 @ 6:00 p.m.

Sublimation Tote Bag

Learn how to customize a tote bag using sublimation. We will use laptops to create your personal design. Designs can include images and text and can be printed in black and white or full colour. You will then learn how to use the heat press to apply your design onto your tote bag. All totes are white and measure 14" x 16".

Date: Wednesday, June 12

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Cost: $10

Register for June 12

Date: Tuesday, June 18

Time: 6:00 p.m.  

Location: SPL Makerspace

Cost: $10

Register for June 18

Father's Day Sublimation Puzzle - Children's Program (Ages 4-12)

Draw a picture then turn it into your very own puzzle for Dad! All children attend with a caregiver.

Date: Saturday, June 1

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Register for Puzzle

Makerspace Saturday Drop-In

Stop by the Makerspace for a tour and to ask questions.

Date: Saturday, June 1

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: SPL Makerspace

Makerspace @ The Lakefield Farmers' Market

The Makerspace will be at the Lakefield Farmers' Market with a number of items for sale. Everything has been made in the Makerspace by a volunteer or staff. All proceeds go directly to Makerspace programming.

Dates: Thursdays - June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1, August 15, September 5, October 10

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Lakefield Farmers’ Market at Isabel Morris Park

Adult Programs

Walk and Talk Book Club

Join Heather for some fresh air and a casual chat about books. Meet at the Brumwell Street access to the B.E.L. Rotary Trail in Bridgenorth for 10:30 a.m. Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Don't forget your water, sunscreen, bug spray, and anything else you might need. Our walk will be cancelled if the weather is inclement. Contact Heather at or 705-292-5065 if you have any questions.

Dates: June 17, July 15, August 19, September 23

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Brumwell Street trailhead for B.E.L. Rotary Trail in Bridgenorth

Register for Walk and Talk Book Club

Ennismore Book Club

Once a month on a Monday morning at 11:00 a.m in the Optimist Hall (lower level of the Ennismore Library).

To register for the Ennismore Book Club, email Sarah Jones or call 705 292-8022.

Take a Seed, Leave a Seed @ Ennismore Library

Stop by the Ennismore Library to pick up some seeds and resources to help you start growing your garden this spring! If you have extra seeds to share, leave them in a sealed and labelled envelope for others to enjoy. This program is offered in partnership with the Ennismore Garden Club to encourage community members to grow their own food and flowers, promote healthy eating, and increase awareness of self-sustaining gardens. For more information, email Sarah Jones or call 705 292-8022.

Home Library Service

Did you know monthly delivery of Library materials is available to homebound readers residing in Bridgenorth and Ennismore? For more information on the service and eligibility please email Sarah Jones or call 705 292-8022.

Teen Advisory Group - July Art Show

Teen Art Show @ Bridgenorth Library

Teen Art Show – Call for Artwork!

Selwyn Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group is hosting its first teen art exhibit! Local teens between the ages of 13 and 18 are invited to submit an original two-dimensional artwork for display at the Bridgenorth Library during the month of July. There will be an opening reception on July 10, and prizes will be awarded. For more information, please check our website or email Sarah J. 

Teen Newsletter

Are you interested in hearing more about what the library can offer teens including information about our upcoming Teen Advisory Group? Sign up for Selwyn Public Library’s teen email newsletter to hear about programming opportunities, new services, and more!

Bridgenorth Library Art Display - Casey van Hooydonk

Casey van Hooydonk

See paintings by Casey van Hooydonk on display at the Bridgenorth Library during the month of May when the library is open.

Support Your Library

Selwyn Public Library is a community hub dedicated to learning, creativity, and connection. Our library system directly serves a community of over 18,000 and offers access to physical and electronic collections, programming, and resources. With the support of our 150+ volunteers, we operate three library branches, two new-to-you stores, and a state-of-the-art Makerspace.

By participating in our golf fundraiser, you're helping to provide:

  • Essential community resources
  • Innovative children, teen, and adult programs
  • Access to new and innovative technology 

Purchase tickets here

New-to-You Stores

Did you know that the library operates two thrift stores in partnership with Community Care Chemung? Both the Ennismore Community Thrift Shop and the Bridgenorth Treasure Trove are seeking donations, as well as volunteers to work in these lovely stores. Donations can be received during open hours.

For more information on volunteering or donations, call 705-292-8708 or email Chemung Community Care.

Volunteers are needed at the Ennismore Library

The Ennismore Library is currently seeking casual, call-in volunteers. For more information, email Sarah J or call the Ennismore branch at 705-292-8022.

Heather's Pick - 

Unicorn boy by Dave Roman

The first few years of Brian Reyes’ life were unremarkable―nothing weird about this kid, no sir. Then, one day, a bump appeared on his head, and it grew…and grew…and grew until it was a full-blown, sparkling, SINGING unicorn horn. That’s absolutely the last thing a shy kid like Brian wants, but destiny waits for no unicorn boy.

Luckily, Brian has his reassuring pal Avery to keep him grounded as weird occurrences start stacking up, like Brian’s breakfast muffin talking to him, or a bizarre black cat offering him a business card. But when shadowy creatures from another realm kidnap Avery, Brian has to embrace his fate to rescue his best friend. – From the publisher.

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Bridgenorth Library: 705-292-5065

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Ennismore Library: 705-292-8022