On Saturday, September 30, the staff at all Brock Township Public Libraries will wear orange shirts to stand in solidarity with Indigenous communities. We invite you to join us by wearing orange too. Let's send a powerful message that we are committed to acknowledging the past, learning from it, and working together to create a more inclusive and just future.
Are you smarter than a Librarian? Join us at the Tar'd and Feather'd Pub in Beaverton to find out! Hosted by our very own smarty pants librarians...Read more to see dates and contact info.
Join us as we host Author Heather Marshall on our big screen to discuss her debut novel "Looking For Jane", an instant #1 best-seller. This masterful debut novel inspired by true stories, is about three women whose lives are bound together by a long-lost letter, a mother’s love, and a secret network of women fighting for the right to choose. Join us as we host Author Heather Marshall on our big screen to discuss her debut novel "Looking For Jane", an instant #1 best-seller. REGISTER NOW TO ENSURE YOUR SPOT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/704657197647?aff=oddtdtcreator
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CBC Corner - Discover the best Canadian shows, stories & more Brock Libraries is very happy to announce that we've added a new digital resource to our website! Developed especially for public libraries, CBC Corner is a digital portal that brings CBC's audio, video and news content together in one place for a more streamlined experience. Have a few minutes? Not sure what you are looking for or just want to browse around? With trusted news, local stories and radio shows, entertaining TV shows, documentaries, movies, award-winning podcasts, latest sports news and special reports, and much more, CBC Corner has something for everyone and every taste! Do you have children? CBC Corner has tons of safe, educational and entertaining content for children and youth of all ages including tv shows, free online games, fun quizzes and activities as well as news articles made by kids for kids. As a parent, you will also…
As the grateful recipients of a mini-grant from the International Dyslexia Association, Ontario, Brock Libraries is pleased to showcase our newly purchased decodable book collection! Decodable books are written in a format that builds reading skills and confidence in all readers, but especially struggling readers and those with Dyslexia. This is accomplished by encouraging learners to read ordered books while they increase their knowledge of letter and sound combinations building on what they already know. While the whole language approach to reading has students learn whole words through context (often using pictures to decipher or guess at unknown words and/or memorize common words by sight), decodable books offer learners a more structured approach to reading by learning letter and sound combinations (phonics). Find these items by typing decodable in the search bar of our library catalogue or look for the red decodable spine label amongst the shelves. A sampling of titles to explore:
Drop into the Cannington Branch on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Discover your family story with our in-house genealogy specialist Katherine! Get free help with your family research. Half hour sessions available.
Brock Libraries in partnership with Brock Community Health Centre now have Chomebooks available for usage in branch! Chromebook allow you to: Connect to the internet using Chrome internet browser through a wireless network. Direct access (with a Gmail account) to Google Search; Google Mail; Google Drive, YouTube, Google Play store. Visit one of our branches to borrow a Chromebook for up to 3 hours!
Looking for a day trip and to spend some time outdoors? Try Sibbald Park Provincial Park! Sibbald Point Provincial Park is less than 30 minutes away from Brock. This park has easy hiking trails, bike paths along Lake Simcoe and sandy beaches to get some sun and go for a swim! Visit your local Brock Libraries Branch to borrow an Ontario Provincial Park Day Pass to give you free day access to the parks. Learn More