Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 8 pm Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday 12 - 4 pm
Monday - Closed
Outside book drop is available 24-hours a day.
We continue to offer curbside pickup.
Reserve items online, call or firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLINE and IN-PERSON PROGRAMS
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For in-person programs: Be prepared to follow COVID restrictions.
Parents/Guardians are required to remain with children.
Cancellations will be emailed.
12+ require proof of COVID vaccinations.
PLAY, BUILD AND EXPLORE TOGETHER
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
ONLINEThis exciting program starts your child on a path to success. The goal is to read 1000 books before starting kindergarten. Once registered, record the books you read until you reach 1000 books. As you complete challenges, you will receive certificates and badges. Any reading counts, including books shared in story times and repeat books. Register here for the program.
ONLINE Are you teaching your children how to handle money? Take part in this challenge to learn about money, budgeting, ways to help the community and steps to become financially balanced. Learn simple ways to create good financial habits, including the difference between needs and wants. Ages 10 + register here
Review a Book for Volunteer Hours
ONLINEEarn two community service hours for every book or movie review. Reviews may be posted in library promotions; items reviewed must be in Wasaga Beach Public Library's collection.
Video or typed format.
Be between 100-200 words or up to one minute in length
Contain both a summary of the book/movie as well as a personal critique.
Not contain "spoilers."
Be original work suitable for publication.
Email reviews to email@example.com
Becoming a reviewer is easy. Questions about reviewing? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Volunteer Opportunities We are interested in new ways you can volunteer. Do you have a talent, hobby, or something you'd enjoy sharing or teaching other people? Can you cook, dance, photograph, draw, do you play an instrument or like crafts? Do you have another idea? Email email@example.com to discover other opportunities to earn volunteer hours.
To qualify, enter by Friday, February 18. DIY Make a snowman craft creation and enter it in a contest celebrating Snowman Mania. Contest runs from January 5 to February 18; snowmen will be displayed, judged, and winners will be contacted. The prize is a fabulous art supply kit valued at over $80, including 174 pieces. May the most creative snowman win! All ages register here for contest Criteria:
Snowmen must stand up and be free-standing.
Craft will be displayed on the tops of bookshelves in the library.
Max height up to 24" or 60 cm.
Print your name, email and phone number on the back or bottom of the craft.
After February 21, entries will be recycled unless marked RETURN on them.
Snowmen marked RETURN must be collected by March 1 or will be recycled.
Points awarded for originality, use of materials, overall presentation, structure and free standing.
NEW Early Literacy Support
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, February 1 to March 23 Between 5:00 – 7:00 pm for 30 minutes per student IN-PERSON We have a reading program for struggling young readers in grades 1 and 2, ages 6 and 7, who need extra support in reading and writing. This 7-week program supplements ongoing literacy activities in the classroom through one-on-one instruction at the library based on the child's individual needs. Appropriate candidates for the program would need to be recommended by classroom teachers. Parents would be contacted by teachers and given the library registration contact. Loretta, a highly qualified retired teacher, will work with students in the library twice a week for 30 minutes. Students will be selected based on assessment and suitability. Find information here
Dungeons and Dragons forTween/Teen
Wednesday, February 2, 9, 23
6:00 - 8:00 pm
ONLINEDungeons and Dragons (D&D) is a collaborative roleplaying game where you create and pretend to be your own unique character. Working together with your fellow players, your character will go on quests to save the day and it is up to the luck of the dice that determines if you succeed or not! Teens and Tweens register here for February 2, February 9, February 23
Thursday, February 10, 24
ONLINE Reading aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word.Enjoy wonderful storybooks read by library staff posted on our Facebook page. Keep your crew engaged with our curated selection of great stories for ages 2-6. Click here to see this on Facebook.
For the love of ART -PROJECT & PRIZE DRAW
Thursday, February 24 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. ONLINE Celebrate your love of art by decorating a canvas we supply. Learn drawing and painting techniques using some unusual tools. Pick up a canvas, join the class, then draw, paint, or glue on material to cover the entire surface. Return your finished canvas to the library for a window display. This is your chance to show off your artistic flair. We experiment with paint and markers during the online class, learn cool techniques, mix mediums, and share ideas. Once we receive your finished art, you will be entered to WINa kit with 174 ART SUPPLIES valued at over $80. Once registered, you will receive the program details, dates to pick up your canvas and a link to the online workshop. Ages 5+ register here.
Ride and Roll with Science
Saturday, February 19
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ONLINEKids explore the fun and the physics behind amusement parks by building a zip line and a roller coaster. It’s all about bumping, spinning, zipping, and rolling! Understand the mechanics of movement together with hands-on learning. Children under 6 may require the assistance of an adult. Ages 4 to 12 register here for your science bags and program link. Once registered, you will get an email with further details.
Kids Groups, Teachers and Students
Need a break and looking for something simple? Are you a community or school group interested in accessing fun, free programs and services? Library staff will work with you to create a program that fits your needs virtually or in person. Groups may receive specialty kits library material, attend STEM workshops or make crafts. Learn about the library, collections, specialty services, and incredible technology. Email us to see how your group can experience customized programming at firstname.lastname@example.org
Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab
Digital video online sessions including; photography; design; and sound from professional artists to create your own digital art. Programs will be offered initially by online workshops, webinars, self-directed video series, with in-person programming to be implemented in the future.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien: https://canadacouncil.ca/
Media Cards For Photography And Video Thursday, February 3
10:00 - 11:00 am ONLINE- This session will explore different types of media cards for photography and video and how to handle and choose the appropriate media for your specific projects and equipment. Topics include SD card formats, Compact Flash and Solid State Drives and formatting these for different digital arts equipment. Ages 13+ register here.
Digital Cinema Camera Settings And Formats
Thursday, February 3
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ONLINE - This session will explore 4K video production with Blackmagic RAW using the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, available as a technology loan through our library partners. Topics include 4K format and process, media requirements for 4K video production and editing and compression formats of Blackmagic RAW. Ages 13+ register here.
Digital Illustration and Storytelling Saturday, February 5 10:00 - 11:00 am
ONLINE - Join cartoonist and illustrator Jeff Wilson on this monthly series, as he explores techniques and tools for digital illustration and storytelling using ProCreate software on iPads. Topics include using the Apple Pencil, digital drawing techniques and methods to express stories and working with colour, lighting and perspectives. Ages 8+ register here.
Screenwriting with Final Draft
Wednesday, February 2, 9, 16 & 23
10:00 - 11:00 am
ONLINE- A virtual meeting room 4 week master class explores the stages of screenwriting for film and video using Final Draft software available for iPads. Topics include story structure, treatments, script formats and workshopping ideas with participants online. Ages 13+ register here.
Recording Sound Effects
Thursday, February 10
10:00 am - 11:00 am
ONLINE -Learn how to use portable digital sound recorders to record sound effects and field sound for use in audio post-production such as for films, animation, podcasts. Topics will include microphone placement, audio recording levels, and wind and noise reduction techniques. Ages 13+ register here.
Recording Voice Overs and Audio Podcasts
Thursday, February 10
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ONLINE -This session explores how to use portable digital sound recorders to record voiceovers and audio interviews for film, animation and audio podcasts. Topics will include different types of microphones, voice over recording techniques and using pop filters for audio plosives. Ages 13+ register here.
Intro to Dramatic Editing in Blackmagic Resolve
Thursday, February 17
10:00 - 11:30 am
ONLINE -This session explores the overall editing process for a dramatic narrative film and how to build a scene using different camera angles and takes. Topics include preparing footage for a scene, exploring angles and pace, using cuts to tell the story better and adding in temp sound to help your visuals. Join editor Tom Strnad as he helps explore the dramatic editing process using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve editing software. Ages 13+ register here.
Documentary Editing in Blackmagic Resolve Thursday, February 24
10:00 - 11:30 am
ONLINE -This session explores the overall editing process for a documentary film and how to build a documentary film using interviews. Topics include preparing footage for a scene, exploring angles and pace, using cuts to tell the story better and adding in temp sound to help your visuals. Join editor Tom Strnad as he helps explore the dramatic editing process using Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve editing software. Ages 13+ register here.
Adventures In Digital Arts
Saturday, February 26
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ONLINE - Join Jeff Wilson for digital cartooning and creating action in comics such as movement through images, words and scenes. An intro to digital sound recording for sound effects will show everyone how to capture action sounds. Ages 13+ register here.
Harry Potter TRIVIA NIGHT- Coming soon A memorable tribute for the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary:Return to Hogwarts came out recently is now streaming on HBO Max. The Wasaga Beach Public Library has all the books and movies, if you want to return to the Magical World of Hogwarts too. The story teaches one to stand up for their beliefs, that friends stick together, that family doesn't always mean blood relations, think of others, be kind, and accept different people. The series also illustrates how even our most minor decisions can have huge consequences. Enjoy a peek behind The Making Of the first Harry Potter Movie - Click here to view. Harry Potter Trivia night is coming soon. We will have games, puzzles and prizes for ages 7+. Need some HP trivia refreshers? Brush up your Harry Potter facts, play games or join a fan club in wizarding world. Check out 20 years of Harry Potter quizzes, videos, fan content, deep-dives, puzzles here. Grab your Hogwarts trunk, we've got a lot to unpack!
EarlyON Child and Family Centres
Collingwood and Alliston and our satellite locations are intended to prepare children for lifelong learning, health and well-being. EarlyON offers free programs, parent support and referrals to community resources for all children (0 – 6 years) and their families or caregivers.
To register for our programs, please visit our calendar here
ONLINE The library is partnering with the OPP to offer the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program for grade 6 students called 'Keepin' It Real'. This program covers many real-life issues that students in grade 6 face daily and includes a Canadian-based curriculum. This ten lesson program is based on a scaffolding system, with each lesson based on the last. Keepin' It Real talks to students aboutresponsibility, decision making skills, drug information (alcohol, tobacco and marijuana), risk and consequences, peer pressure, stress, confident communication, listening, bullying, helping others and getting help. Register ages 10+ through the library to receive a USB with instructions to complete the online DIY program. Thousands of students have completed the program and benefited. After you register, you will be contacted with a pickup date. Want more info? Here is the website DARE website
Library App is quick and easy!
Have you considered the doors that you can open by downloading the Simcoe County mobile library app? Did you know you can link membership cards for easy management of the whole family's items!
Perfect for self-check out of your items on your future visits to the library; download e-books and e-audio books; access library event registration on the fly; access online databases; access PressReader and LinkedIn Learning/Lynda.com. Free to download.
Visit our website for download instructions and more info.