Construction Outside Brussels Library
There's going to be some construction work going on outside the Brussels Library starting Friday, September 5, 2014 and into the following week. Turnberry Street is being repaved; one lane of the street is planned to be kept open to allow for local & emergency traffic each day of construction. It may be a little difficult to get into the library, but we're planning on being open. If we have to close for any reason during the construction, we'll update here. Thank you for your patience during the construction.
We're Open Again on Sundays
Library branches in Clinton, Exeter, Goderich, Seaforth and Wingham are open again on Sundays from 1 to 5 PM, starting September 7, 2014.
Food for Fines!
"Food for Fines" returns to Huron County Library September 15 to 21. Throughout this week, library patrons can "pay" their overdue library fines by brining non-perishable food items to the library. The program works on a one-to-one ratio; one item of food for each overdue book. Some restrictions apply. "Food for Fines" cannot be used to pay for damaged or lost items. Monetary donations will not be collected for local food banks. If individuals wish to make a food donation, but also pay their outstanding balance on a library fee, they may do so.
"Food for Fines" is brought to you by the Huron County Library, in partnership with the Huron County Health Unit and local food banks. All donations received will be redistributed to food banks within Huron County.
Email Sent in Error
On Sunday, August 17, 2014, Middlesex County Library mistakenly sent an email to Huron County Library patrons regarding the new Anti-SPAM legislation that came into effect on July 1, 2014. Any Huron County Library patron who received this email can ignore it and delete it. If they haven't yet responded to Huron County Library's email about this same topic, they are highly encouraged to do so. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
Are you on the Voter's List?
The next Ontario municipal and school board elections are taking place on October 27, 2014. Are you on the Voter's List? Not sure? Then visit www.voterlookup.ca to determine whether you are a confirmed name on the voter's list. It's pretty easy to check if you're on the list, or to have yourself added to the list by using this site. For more information or questions about Voterlookup.ca, contact an MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) Customer Service Representative at 1.866.296.MPAC (6722), TTY at 1.877.TTY.MPAC (6722) or by postal mail to MPAC, P.O. Box 9808, Toronto ON M1S 5T9.
IndieFlix now at Huron County Library!
Starting July 1st, IndieFlix will be available to Huron County Library patrons. IndieFlix is online streaming of films by independent filmmakers. Everything from award-winning animated shorts, to feature-length films are available for your viewing pleasure. IndieFlix works through a revenue-sharing Royalty Pool Minutes (RPM) model, where filmmakers are paid for every minute watched by an IndieFlix subscriber! So, even though this service is free to you, for every minute you watch, the filmmakers are making money!
You can access the resource on the Huron County Library website, by clicking the link IndieFlix, and create an account for free! You'll be able to watch your films of choice from home or within the library branches! Searching the films can be done by genre, film length, and audience level. Something to note: some IndieFlix titles are not suitable for children and teens; sorting by audience could be very important! IndieFlix is not compatible with Internet Explorer, but works with Firefox and Chrome. Some films are compatible with Xbox and Roku devices.
Stop in and have a view, or have a independent movie-night at home, there is something for everyone!
Book Sales at Huron County Library
The time has come again for Huron County Library to hold its annual book sales. Throughout the Summer and into the Fall, several of our branches will host book sales. Come on out and see what bargains you can find. Dates are as follows:
||September 27 - October 4
||November 1 - 8
For more information about your local library branch's book sale, please contact your library branch.
New eBook Resource at Huron County Library!
Huron County Library now has Sesame Street eBooks! Sesame Street eBooks feature the characters from the beloved television show Sesame Street®. Learn the alphabet, manners, or go on an adventure with Elmo®, Abby®, Big Bird® and all your favourite characters!
To access this resource from home all you need to do is click the Sesame Street eBooks link, choose Huron County Library from the drop down menu and enter your Library card barcode number. When you're in the library just click on the Sesame Street eBooks link and you'll immediately have access.
Once in the resource click on any book cover to read online. You can choose what book to read based on the subject too! We hope you have fun with Sesame Street eBooks!
Huron County Library patrons can access a wide range of downloadable audiobooks and ebooks from home or library. Audiobooks can be downloaded at the Clinton, Exeter, Goderich, Seaforth, Wingham and Zurich branches using the available Download Station. You may download ebooks in our branches using your own personal laptops, wireless ereaders and similar devices.
This service is funded by the $15 Million Investment in Ontario Public Libraries program from the Ontario Ministry of Culture and administrated by Southern Ontario Library Service and Ontario Library Service North. For more information or help using this service contact your local library.
New Genealogy Electronic Resource for Huron County Library
Huron County Library now has access to the database Ancestry Library Edition, a genealogy database supplied by ProQuest Inc. Ancestry Library Edition is a joint effort between ProQuest and MyFamily.com to be one of the most important genealogical collections available today. The Ancestry Library Edition collection has census, vital, church, court and immigration records for the United States and the United Kingdom as well as access to collections from Canada and other areas. Ancestry Library Edition updates continually, with more indexes and original images added all the time. To access this resource, please visit your local branch library.
ServiceOntario at the Library
Have you ever lost your wallet and not known what to do about it? Are you moving and unsure what you need to do? Do you want to learn more about starting a business? Your local library branch and ServiceOntario can help.
The ServiceOntario website has a wide variety of information that ranges from what to do when you lose your wallet, when you are moving within Ontario, if you want to start your own business or need to apply for a birth, death or marriage certificate and much much more. Library staff can help first-time users of the site to find the information needed. For more information and to learn more about the ServiceOntario website, visit your local library branch or visit the ServiceOntario website.