UPDATE: Curbside services during the stay-at-home order– effective Apr. 8

14/05/2021

Starting Thursday, April 8:

  • All our open branches will offer curbside returns and holds pick up.
  • Customers will no longer be permitted to enter the buildings.
  • The Bookmobile and Homebound Services will continue.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Borrowed items can only be returned when branches are open.
  • Mask wearing outside in line remains mandatory.

For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side!

28/03/2020

If you're craving an animal-themed adventure while you practice social distancing, look no further! Visit a zoo, animal sanctuary, or wildlife reserve right from the comfort of your home:  

  1. For fans of Finding Nemo (and Dory!), don’t miss the Monterey Bay Aquarium live from Monterey, California. Choose from ten different live cameras, including the dreamy jellyfish cam or the always-funny penguin habitat.  

  1. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens are hosting a live “Home Safari” for animal lovers around the world. Join the zoo at 3:00pm every day to learn about some of their residents. After each live event, visit their website for crafts and related activities.  

  1. If you prefer something a little more on the wild side, check out Explore.org: watch elephants at the Nkorho Bush Lodge or hippos, giraffes, and other creatures at a watering hole in Kenya. For those who prefer smaller and cuddlier animals, you can also check in on rescued kittens and senior dogs

  1. Join the Zoo de Granby for their new educational series, (in French only) being offered on their Facebook page on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00am.  Each event will introduce you to a different animal, along with animal-themed crafts or activities. 

  1. If you’re interested in Canadian wildlife, don’t miss the Heron Cam at Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC. These Pacific Great Blue Herons (which are one of the largest urban colonies in North America) can be seen building nests, fending off eagle attacks, and laying eggs. Bonus: you can control the webcam to check in on different nests! 

  1. Don’t forget to check out the Giant Pandas at the Calgary Zoo! You can watch the pandas (named Er Shun and Da Mao) eat bamboo, sleep, eat bamboo, poop, and eat bamboo (they eat a lot of bamboo).  

Photo credit: Photo by Nicole Olwagen on Unsplash 

Blog post contributed by Jennifer from the Beaverbrook Branch