Celebrating Pride at EGPL 2024

May 28, 2024 | 3 min read

The month of June is dedicated to uplifting 2SLGBTQ+ voices, celebrating the work and culture of 2SLGBTQ+ activists and community members. This month in particular has been dedicated in honour of the Stonewall Riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969.

The East Gwillimbury Public Library has Inclusion as one of its core values because at the Library everyone belongs. So read on to find out how you can best celebrate with us this month, either in the branch, out in the community, or cozied up and home with a good book.

Programs and Events

Town Events

These events are hosted by the Town of East Gwillimbury, or they are the main participant in them. However, you're likely going to find either library staff at all of them.

Event Name


Time and Location

Age Range

Official Flag Raising

EG will be raising the Pride flag at the Civic Centre!

Thursday June 6 at 10 am

Civic Centre

1900 Leslie St

All Ages

Pride at the Farmers Markets

With special performances, workshops and more this is a Farmers Market you won't forget

Thursday June 6 at 2 to 7 p.m.

Civic Centre

1900 Leslie St.

All Ages

Pride Parade

The Town of EG will be present at York Pride, the area's largest and oldest Pride Parade

Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m.

Main St, Newmarket

All Ages

For more information about Town programs, visit their Pride 2024 page.

EG Pride 2024

Programs at your Library:

Craft, learn and more this Pride Month at your library. Visit our Event Calendar to see everything going on in June, or click a date for more information and how to register

Event Calendar

Program Name


Date and Location

Age Range

Pride Buttons

Drop in to make a custom pin with our button maker to show your pride!

Wednesday June 5 at 5 p.m.

Holland Landing Branch

All Ages

Pride Bracelets

Come make a bracelet for pride! Choose to make a bracelet with beads or our Rainbom Loom kit, or both!

Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m.

Mount Albert Branch

All ages

Math is a Drag

Kyne shares her coming out story, excelling in math at school, being a makeup star on the internet, and leading up to her meteoric rise to becoming a famous math teaching drag queen. She shares some of her favourite math problems and her advice on embracing yourself and what makes you unique.   

Wednesday, June 12, at 7:00-8:15 p.m. 



Pride DIY Totes

Bring your own cotton tote bag and decorate it to show your pride! Use Cricut iron on vinyl with the heat press and fabric paint for your design.

June 12 at 6 p.m.

Holland Landing Branch

June 13 at 6 p.m.

Mount Albert Branch

ages 10+

Pride Craft

Design and create your very own Pride keychain. Join us for a fun filled crafting session where we'll use Shrinkydinks to make charms and a rainbow of beads to personalize your keychain and show your Pride!

Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m.

Mount Albert Branch

Ages 4+

Decorate your Water Bottle with Pride!

Bring your water bottle in for an upgrade. Create vinyl stickers to decorate your water bottle and get ready for Pride.

Tuesday June 25 at 5:30 p.m.

Holland Landing Branch

All ages