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Tiny Seniors Moment

June is the 32nd Annual Seniors Month in Ontario.  This year’s theme is Stay Safe, Active and Connected.  So, what are you doing to celebrate?  Tiny is offering several virtual events for older adults, or perhaps there is a sport you enjoy but do not have the equipment or need some instructions.  Contact the Tiny Recreation Dept. at www.tiny.ca/recreation to borrow a Sport Loaner kit that includes instructional booklets for Pickleball, Bocce Ball, Pedal Exercisers, Tennis, and more!   Or you might be interested in other activities such as webinars, physical exercise, or social programs:

Webinars on Fraud & Scam: 1) Identity Theft: Friday, June 11; 2) StopFakeTechSupport: Friday, June 18 both sessions are from 10 a.m. to Noon.  If you are not available on these dates, the webinars will be available on the Tiny website for additional viewing afterwards.

Sit & Spin Event: A fun, active and social VIRTUAL experience.   This program uses a pedal exerciser (borrow through Tiny Recreation Dept.) for the arms or legs and is designed to improve blood circulation and muscle toning.  Dates: June 17, June 24 from 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 

Red Cross Social Seniors Programs: If you are a senior, or you know a senior who is feeling isolated, let us know and a volunteer can provide check-in phone calls.  Contact Tara Bone at tara.bone@redcross.ca, or call 705-721-3313 ext. 5266.

For info, and to register for the Sit & Spin event, and webinars, visit www.tiny.ca/seniors, or email seniors@tiny.ca, or call 705-529-1789.  

The old ones are still the best.  Old jeans, old boots, old friends, old tunes, old movies, and old times. 

Marilyn Hughes

Volunteer Column Writer

Senior Advisory Committee – Township of Tiny

The Elmvale Co-operative Nursery School (ECNS) would like thank all our families for contributing to our efforts in fundraising for Dylan Nahorney. 

In total we raised $372.00, with ECNS’ commitment to matching that we raised a final donation of $744.00. We continue to send our love and support to the family           during this difficult time. 

Registration Night

Elmvale Co-operative Nursery School invites you to join them for Registration Night! 

June 17, 2021 at 6:00-8:00pm

The date and times may change to follow social distancing restrictions in effect at that time. For more details and further updates, please visit our website at http://www.elmvalenurseryschool.ca.

Play and Scoop from the Bravura House Music Academy in Midhurst

When:  Friday, June 11 from  5-7:30 pm

Where:  Ice Cream Hut in Midhurst

In partnership with the Ice Cream Hut, customers will have the opportunity to hear live music from the students of Bravura House Music Academy while they are in the drive-thru.  There will be piano, violin, cello, and voice students participating.  

Students have worked so hard this year and we found a creative way for them to perform while still following Covid guidelines.

What better way to celebrate than with ice cream after performing!    

Join the drive-thru while we celebrate our students!!  

Rockin’ on the Dock, Dancin’ on the Deck!

Spring into Summer with Communities Connecting for Children’s

First Annual “Kids Got Talent” Virtual Event

For further details on how to participate go to 


Contest runs from June 1st to July 5th. 

Judges are local artists… Sabrina & Lauren Argue, Josh Duncan from The Bounce 104.1…

Secure site to post your video with parents able to view videos for the age category – sites are moderated.

Chromebooks for first prize in each age category… Other prizes as well… 

……This fundraiser helps us send kids to camp…..



Please call your local branch for personalized requests or place holds through the Springwater Library website or the through Simcoe Libraries app. We love to help with your selections. 

Materials are quarantined for 3-5 days upon return. For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca



Be daring, gallant and noble.  Join Krafting with Kathy for a special mask making craft which can be entered in the mask contest for the Elmvale SciFi Fantasy Masquerade! This is your time to bedazzle and rise above the world of ordinary.  The mask contest is only open to children under the age of 18 and entries are due by June 28, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. by uploading a photo to www.scififestival.ca/mask-contest/. Get your FREE mask to decorate from your branch.  A limited number of masks are available from Springwater Library branches, get yours today! Check out Krafting with Kathy video on our YouTube channel for some ideas. 

Cost: FREE  

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca


Hey summer readers, don’t forget to sign up for the TD Summer Reading Club through Readsquared on our website. 

We are so excited for a summer filled with reading, prizes and FUN!   Registration begins Monday June 7th. 

Check our website for details.

Cost: FREE

For more information please see our website: www.springwater.library.on.ca


June 14 – June 30  (rescheduled from May)

Hit the road with your family and discover some beautiful spots in Springwater. Take out your camera and capture some funny pictures to get extra points. 

Sign up at your Springwater Library and receive your box of Smarties and game sheet. For every question you complete you eat 4 smarties!! Have fun exploring Springwater Township. Enter to win 1 of 3 – $25 gift cards. Prizes donated by Moreau Family Law.

Cost: FREE 

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16 7:00 p.m. via zoom

Michelle Good is a Cree writer, poet, and lawyer from Canada, most noted for her debut novel Five Little Indians. She is a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. 

Register for this Zoom Link by calling (705) 737-5650. 

Springwater Public Library has joined literary forces with the following other libraries: Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Barrie, Essa, Innisfil, Ramara, Penetanguishene and Clearview, to offer a 2021 virtual author talk series. 

Cost: FREE

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca


JUNE 17th-20th

Spend time with the special man in your life on Father’s Day by reading to him and send us a picture for a chance to be featured on our page and win a sweet prize.  Send us pictures of how you make your dad feel special to your local Springwater Library Branch through our email (midhurst.library@springwater.ca) or on our social media. 

Cost: FREE

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca



Join Miss Amanda to make a Minion Lego creation! These creations are great for your kiddos to follow along and make something spectacular!  Snap a quick pic of your creation and show it to us to win a LEGO figurine!  

Tune in to our Facebook page or website (virtual programming page) and see how to build this simple, but oh so cool, build.

Cost: FREE

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca



Creative Senior’s programming is back at the Springwater Library via Zoom! Our first online workshop will show you how to make your own plastic-busting, reusable food wraps with cloth and beeswax. Connect with other seniors online while doing something great for the environment. Please contact your branch or Joanne at joanne.nijhuis@springwater.ca to reserve your free beeswax wrap kit and sign up. Your Zoom link will be emailed to you before the workshop.  Space is limited.

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous support.

Cost: FREE

For more information please see our website: 




Every month we highlight a STEM KIT that is FREE and available to take home from the library.  June’s video will focus on our Bird Watching Kit, which includes:  some great Bird books and some binoculars. The Bird Watching video can be found on our YouTube channel, search “Springwater Library”.  Place a hold on your STEM kit today.

Cost: FREE

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca


Want to learn how to connect with others online via Zoom? We are here to help! Contact your branch to book a virtual appointment with staff member Joanne and in no time, you will be Zoom proficient no matter what internet experience you may have.

Cost: FREE 

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca


Kanopy is an online streaming movie service NEW to Springwater patrons. All you need is your library card and your PIN number to get started. You will receive 4 credits = 4 movies a month. You also have one ‘Great Course’ a month, and unlimited children’s programming, such as “Little Pim Learning Languages”, “Science Max”, “Sesame Street”, “I’m an Animal” and “Artzooka” ! Don’t delay and check out the library’s Kanopy account today! 

See our website under “Online Resources”.

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca


PressReader is an all-you-can read digital newsstand with thousands of the world’s most popular newspapers and magazines.  Using your library card you can make an account to gain full access to their information.  Here are some helpful links to learn more about this resource:

To access PressReader: https://www.pressreader.com/catalog

PressReader help page: https://www.pressreader.com/hc/en-us

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca


PD Programs are here!

Contest: Name our Squirrel Mascot. Is it a boy or a girl squirrel? Send in your suggestions by June 25. 

Check out our facebook page and learn about pollinators and borage. 

Get your free owl bookmark or stand-up decoration. Contains all contents for 2 owl decorations, instructions and online database instructions.

New @PPL 

We’re slowly opening up. Use the computers for 1/2 hour, make prints or photocopies. Upload your bus passes, buy dog tags, fire permits and garbage tags at the circulation desk. 

Get your book sale items from our outside cart. Bundles of 4 for $1.00.  Please place the money in the adjacent container.

Residents of Tiny Twp can now join PPL for free even if you belong to Midland or Springwater libraries.  Contact us to get your library card. No forms to fill in. Please provide your picture ID and proof of address to receive your library card. Enjoy having multiple options for your reading pleasure.

Let’s Stay Connected!

Like and follow us on Facebook: Penetanguishene Public Library

Follow us on Twitter: @PPLlibrarystaff 

Follow us on Instagram: penpublib

Glowing Hearts Charity Disrupting the Cycle of Poverty Backpacks for Youth

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Barrie, ON – It seems early in the year to be thinking about heading back to school, but Glowing Hearts Charity is already hard at work preparing for their Backpacks for Youth program. They need your help with getting school supplies to local children and youth who could use a little boost this September.

Buying school supplies can be an immense expense, with many parents spending an average of 500 to 600 dollars per child. Children and youth represent 34.7 percent of low-income persons in Simcoe County. With the current pandemic, financial resources have been exhausted for many families, and these added costs can be quite overwhelming.

During its previous program, Glowing Hearts Charity was able to provide 80 backpacks to children in Simcoe County. This year, the goal is to provide a minimum of 150. To achieve this goal help is needed from sponsors and community members like you. Donations of new backpacks as well as school supplies to fill them with are greatly appreciated. Items might include pencils and pens, erasers, notepaper, crayons and markers, and calculators. Monetary donations are always greatly appreciated and will allow Glowing Hearts Charity to purchase needed items. 

For more information on how to donate to the Backpacks for Youth program or to become a sponsor, please visit the Initiatives tab on our website www.glowingheartscharity.org.

We can all remember the excitement of the first day of school and pride in having our own new school supplies in hand — let’s give children and youth in Simcoe County a chance to experience that same boost to their self-esteem and confidence!

For further information please contact Katherina Symes, Managing Director, at 249-888-6695 or info@glowingheartscharity.org

Glowing Hearts Charity started in 2016 providing programs and services to those facing poverty in Simcoe County, ON. Today they work to disrupt the cycle of poverty by empowering children and youth to realize their full potential.

County’s Textiles Collection program returns June 7 to 18

Midhurst/May 31, 2021 – In June, the County of Simcoe is bringing back its curbside collection program for clothing and textiles to help divert these materials away from landfills. During this two-week program, running June 7-18, the County will collect clean, dry, and odour free clothes from households including those that cannot be re-used.

  Simcoe County residents will have received pink plastic bags for clothing and textiles in the mail throughout May. The collection will occur between June 7 and 18. Pick-up will take place on your regular collection day during your clothing collection week. To determine your exact collection date, and for more information on other special collection days, download the Simcoe County Collects app. The app is available free of charge from the App Store and Google Play. Information is also available on


  As with regular waste collection, pink clothing bags or clear plastic bags containing clothes and textiles should be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day. Bags must be sealed and weigh less than 20 kgs. Items must be clean, dry and odour free. Further detail on solid waste management programs, including the clothing pick-up, are available online at simcoe.ca/dpt/swm.

Acceptable materials include:

• Clean clothing including torn, unfashionable, stained, and missing buttons or broken zippers

• Towels, linens and pillows

• Coats and outerwear

• Hats, belts and scarves

• Purses, backpacks, sleeping bags and luggage

• Shoes, socks and mittens in pairs (wrap with elastic to hold together)

The County continues to encourage residents to donate usable clothing and apparel whenever possible. North Americans send over 10 million tonnes of clothing to landfill annually, 95 per cent of which could have been reused or recycled. Despite local donation programs, approximately 85 per cent of unwanted textiles end up disposed of in County Waste Management sites, which is equivalent to 37kg of textiles annually.    The purpose of this collection program is to collect clothing and textiles that wouldn’t otherwise be passed on, including those items with stains, tears and broken zippers which are not suitable for donation. During the last Textiles Collection in 2019, the County collected 122 metric tonnes of clothing.

  Collected clothing and textiles are sent to a facility for sorting/grading. Some materials are sent for reuse in Ontario and overseas while other materials are made into rags and acoustic fill. Ninety-eight per cent of material collected is able to be reused/recycled. For more information on our clothing collection, visit 


  A reminder also that the County will be collecting electronics during a two-week period from June 21 to

July 2. Information about this program was communicated in the Spring Managing Your Waste and will be shared through media and social media in mid-June as a reminder.

  Please note, this program does not apply to residents of the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia.

  County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to

County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie

and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.