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OPEN BRANCHES: 22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are currently open for modified services at this time.

Additional branches will reopen for contactless returns and holds pickup in the fall and early winter. Details:

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BOOKMOBILE: for the current Bookmobile stops schedule.

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Author Marie Louise Gay coming to Ruth E. Dickinson Library


Mark your calendar for this great free family event!  On Saturday February 9th at 2 p.m. beloved Canadian author, Marie Louise Gay, will visit us at the Ruth E. Dickinson Library.  Marie Louise Gay is the author of the Stella and Sam stories now seen on Disney TV.  She will read some of these stories as well as her latest story, MustafaMustafa is the story of an immigrant boy finding a friend in his new land.  This event will be held in the John McCrae S.S. cafeteria so there will be room for all and all are welcome.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday February 9th at 2:00 p.m.  Come to the Library and warm up with stories!