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Libraries are evolving... Be a part of the transformation!

More than ever, your library is an essential place that draws together community; where everyone can experience the wonder of a story, learn something new or be inspired.

As our library evolves to meet our community's needs, we are embracing and leveraging new technologies to enrich lives and promote lifelong learning.

Jim's Story:Jim at his local branch

"When my sight first started failing due to macular degeneration, I was introduced to the Large Print collection at Woodside Branch. Then my sight got worse and I wasn't able to read for an entire year. I really lost my sense of freedom." With the help of Jenny, Woodside Branch & Special Needs Supervisor, Jim discovered that white print on a black background allowed him to read with much more ease. This discovery prompted the suggestion that he try an eReader - which he did, eagerly learning the basics of his new device with help from staff. Jim is thrilled to be reading mysteries again and is thankful to have staff assist him in downloading new material.

"I appreciate the time Jenny spent with me," says Jim, noting that the transition from print to digital has been difficult "I still need more help and I'm grateful the library will be there when I need it."

By making a donation to your library you will ensure that people like Jim will have continued opportunities to learn about new technologies that can help them thrive in our digital world.  You'll also ensure that our collections can be accessed by those who require them in alternate formats like talking books or large print books.

In 2013 donations provided:

  • 4,000 children, most of them ages 5-9, will be able to bolster their newfound reading skills in our Summer Reading Club
  • Thousands of teens will have access to programs and places that encourage reading and writing
  • People of all ages will be able to learn about new technologies - technologies that are increasingly vital to everyday life







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For more information contact:
Kate Palmer, Develoment Officer or 905-815-2028

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