Monday, November 5, 2007

My local public library - Oakville Public Library

Here is what my local library is doing. They don't get near enough credit.

Grand Opening: New Clearview Neighbourhood Branch!

Please join us!

Saturday, November 10, 2007
11:00am to 1:00pm
1148 Winston Churchill Blvd., Unit E, Oakville (entrance off Sheridan Garden Drive)

Free refreshments and prize draws. Please RSVP by November 5, 2007 to 905-815-2042 ext. 5024. The branch will be open from 1:00 - 5:00pm after the grand opening.

WATT NOT, WASTE NOT: Residents Encouraged to Conserve Energy

A new program launched by the Town of Oakville and Oakville Public Library allows residents to borrow energy meters to test their home appliances for energy usage. Residents can borrow a meter from any of the Town's five libraries and return the meter to any branch free of charge. Meters can be picked up at any Oakville Public Library Branch. Click here to read the full press release.

Adult Book Club Blogs

Want to know what the Oakville Public Library's Book Clubs are reading? Want to keep updated on their discussions? Check out the library's two new Book Club blogs: the Central Branch blog and the White Oaks branch blog. Only subscribers to the blogs will be able to post messages. Click here to visit the Book Club page.

Download Free Audio Books!

Libraries on the Go is a web site brought to you by your library that lets you download free audio books to your computer, PDA and many MP3 players! To learn more and start downloading, visit

Let's Get Every Child Ready To Read in Oakville!

Learning starts at birth! Research shows that children learn the skills they need to read years before they start school. To ensure every child in Oakville is given the best possible chance to succeed, the Oakville Public Library has adopted the Every Child Ready To Read program developed by the Public Library Association. For more information click here.

Join the Teen Advisory Group!

Are you a secondary school student who needs to fulfill community service hours for high school credit? The Oakville Public Library is looking for several students interested in serving on its Teen Advisory Group (TAG) for the 2007-2008 school year. We meet once monthly at the Central Branch. Help develop the library's teen web site, teen programs and services, and build your resume at the same time!

Interested? Contact Shauna Clinning at for de

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