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Celebrate Local Libraries from October 18 – 24

Ontario Library Week is upon us, and the theme is One Card, One Million Possibilities. To celebrate, we have contests, special virtual programs, our annual Write ON! Contest and more. Join us in person or

virtually to celebrate all of the possibilities that are available with your library card.

A Thank You to Staff from The Board of the East Gwillimbury Public Library


Kobo Giveaway Contest

Between Oct 18 – 24  you will be entered to win a Kobo Libra H20 eReader whenever you visit us at the branch, register

 for a new card, check out a book, or email us at [email protected] telling us why you love the library!

Enter today for your chance to win! This contest also includes a scheduled 1:1 Tech Help session to help you set up your Kobo and borrow Library books.

‘Love your Library’ Bags

Along with our regular ‘Portable Program’ kits, we have special ‘Love Your Library’ kits available at both branches. These kits contain:
Vintage EG Buttons
A free book
An entry form for our EGPL Card Design Contest
A DIY Watercolour Bookmark

These kits are first come first served, and quantities are limited so visit your local branch

Write ON! Celebration

This year we have something special in mind for our annual Write On! Contest. Check out Let’s Explore, the Write On! 2020 Digital Anthology, featuring the full text of all our winning authors, readings from their stories and more!

EGPL Card Design Contest

Help us celebrate Ontario Public Library Week this year by designing a new library card! Residents of East Gwillimbury can participate in this contest and submissions are due by November 15th, 2020. For more details, and contest guidelines and templates, visit the EGPL Card Design Contest page.

Mindful Minutes

A winter challenge presented by Community Parks, Recreation, and Culture and the East Gwillimbury Public Library.

Looking for a way to keep your mind and body active this winter? Sign up for the Mindful Minutes challenge presented by Community Parks, Recreation, and Culture and the East Gwillimbury Public Library. Mindful Minutes is a challenge that encourages mind and body activity through reading and exercise challenges as well as benchmarks for logged minutes. Earn digital badges based on completing these challenges as well as on how many “mindful minutes” you are logging. The more digital badges you earn the more chances you have to win.

Register and start collecting Mindful Minutes badges at

Design the Library’s New Card Contest


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