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Dog Tales at Aylmer Library Saturday, February 2nd

Tilley the therapy dogThe Dog Tales program provides children between the ages of 7 and 13 who are shy or reluctant readers an opportunity to read to a therapy dog. Each 15 minute session will be conducted at Aylmer Library with a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Team and a registered child. Books may be provided, however children are encouraged to bring one of their favourites to read to the dog. These sessions allow registered children a chance to read aloud to a trained therapy dog in a comfortable atmosphere.

Meet Tilly. She is a registered therapy dog that has been certified by the St. John Ambulance to work with children. Tilly and Jud will be coming to the Aylmer Old Town Hall Library once a month for one hour to listen to children read. The first session will be held Saturday, February 2 at 9:30 am. Please pre-register by calling the library at 519.773.2439.

Warm up with Winter Reading @ your library

Chocolate KissesFrom Thursday, January 3rd to February 28th, fill your winter reading rewards card by borrowing print materials. For every print item checked out (no cheating with DVDs and CDs!), you will receive a stamp on your rewards card. When your card is full (5 stamps), you will be entered in a winter draw and will receive a winter kiss (of the chocolate variety). This program is open to children, teens and adults - meaning three prizes will be up for grabs at each paticipating branch.

Ask staff for more information. Pick up your rewards card on your next library visit to get started.

Tim HortonsAylmer and Springfield branches are presenting a special variation of this event called Tales & Timmies in partnership with Tim Hortons in Aylmer. Use your library card 5 times between January 212 - February 28 and receive a FREE small beverage or doughnut at Aylmer Tim Hortons locations.

Don't Miss These Upcoming Technology Sessions!

Port Stanley and Shedden - Animal Cybercamp (January 20 from 10-11 am in Port Stanley; 3-4 pm in Shedden)
Anyone ages 4 and up can visit the library to find out the top 10 most popular household pets, and which animal they are most compatible with. Finish the day by creating a craft of your favourite animal.

West Lorne - App Night (January 24 from 7-8 pm)
App Night is for anyone that has a smartphone or tablet device, and would like to know where to find interesting apps. Learn how to check your email, access your favorite website, play games, and much more.

Belmont - Prezi Day (January 27 from 11 am - 12 pm)
Learn how to use Prezi, the free program that allows you to put together interactive presentations! Contact the Belmont Library to sign up for this free demonstration.

Dutton - Digital Photo Management and Editing (January 28 from 6:30-7:30 pm)
Learn how to attach, download, save, print and share photos.

A Porous Border

Meet author Al McGregor

Come out and hear how Mr. McGregor researched and published his new novel A Porous Border -- a tale based on actual events surrounding Canada and the American Civil War.

January 24th @ 7 pm, Dutton


Get into knitting. Learn new skills. Meet new friends.

Bring your knitted or crochet project, learn from others!

Dutton - Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
Port Stanley - January 31st at 7:30 pm

Computer Training

From September to March 2013, Youth Interns are available at your local library branch to provide free computer training! 


This program is in place to help everyone and anyone who wants to learn more about computers -- whether it be learning how to set up your own email account, learning how to use the internet, improving your typing skills, using productivity software or any other question you may have.


The Youth Interns are available for one-on-one or group sessions and will also be running demonstrations on various resources available at the libraries, including social media and popular websites. Check the CAS web site and the newsletter of your local branch for course and registration information. 


Elgin County Library acknowledges the generous funding support of Industry Canada, which enables us to hire CAS youth interns and provide free computer training to the public.

Use the BookMyne app for Apple or Android to Place Holds and Renew Materials

Once the free BookMyne app is downloaded from iTunes or the Android Market, it will automatically search for participating public libraries within a 25km radius of your location. If you click on the name of a library, you can also quickly look up your local library’s address, phone number and hours of operation.

When you search for a book, movie, or CD, you will be able to place a hold on the item, choose a pickup location, and will be contacted when the item becomes available. You can also take advantage of our popular renewal service. If you need to keep your materials past the due date and there is no waiting list, it is possible to renew select materials through BookMyne as well.

Download BookMyne from iTunes here.

Download BookMyne from Android Market here.


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