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Library News – Springwater

March Break Programming

Monday March 13: St John Ambulance Home Alone (ages 10-11) Cost $55 and Babysitters (age 12+) Cost $70 at Midhurst Branch.  We also have a Family Felt Play Mat program at Elmvale Branch 2pm Cost $5.  Registration required.

Tuesday March 14: Family Felt Play Mat program at Midhurst Branch 2pm Cost $5.  Registration required.

Wednesday March 15: Special guest Zootek with an animal show at Minesing Branch 9:30am-11am.  Cost $5.  Registration required.

Thursday March 16: Take and Make Kits available at all branches, online storytime special – check us out on YouTube!

Friday March 17: Harry Potter Trivia at Elmvale Branch 2pm-3:30pm, Cost $2 per participant.  Registration required.

Smile Campaign

Our annual gathering of items for Moms is back again in partnership with the Elmvale Food Bank bringing smiles to our community!  If you are able to donate the following to any Springwater library branch towards this wonderful project it would be greatly appreciated: journals/notebooks, decorative candles, hand cream, candy, gum, cool mugs.  Donations will be accepted in the month of March.  We thank you in advance for your help.

Volunteer Income Tax Program

This program starts Saturday March 4 and offers in person appointments, virtual service by phone or drop off of your paperwork.  For in person appointments at the Elmvale Library – Call (705) 322-1482.  Virtually by phone, call the Elmvale Library (705) 322-1482, and leave your contact information and a volunteer will connect with you via phone regarding your taxes.  Drop off your tax documents, date of birth, contact information: name, address, phone and email address at the library.  Please place all paperwork inside a sealed envelope labelled: INCOME TAXES.  The tax brackets are as follows:Up to $35,000 for one person, Up to $45,000 for two persons, Up to $50,000 for a family of four.

Cricut Plant Marker Program

Our monthly Cricut project in March is a set of plant marker signs. Using our Cricut you can make little signs for your plants: Peas, Tomatoes, Basil etc.  A set of three plant signs Cost $2.  Midhurst Branch Tuesdays 10:30am-2pm, Wednesdays 1pm-4pm and Thursdays 4pm-6pm alternatively you can book a time at Elmvale branch Thursday/Thursday evenings 4pm-6pm.  Registration required.

Tutoring Help

Partnering with the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board we are happy to offer FREE 1 HOUR group tutoring sessions with a certified teacher. Thursday evenings 5pm-7pm at Midhurst Branch. Registration required. This program is for grades K-3 and 7 and 8 who will work in groups of up to five students.

Garden Program

Learn some great tips for starting vegetables from seed by Simcoe County Master Gardner Pat Cook.  Start a seedling to take home with you!  Tuesday March 21, 6pm at Elmvale Branch.  Cost: Free.  Registration required.

Vaccination Clinic

In partnership with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Nurses will be at the Elmvale library on Thursday March 23 from 10:30am-3pm as well as Tuesday April 4, 11:30am-3:30pm at Midhurst Branch. Primary doses are available for eligible people aged 6 months+ and booster doses available for eligible people aged 5 years+.  Appointments can be booked at: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine or by calling 1-833-943-3900.  Walk ins are welcome while supplies last.

English as a Second Language

Come and join us weekly for a conversation group that will be working on English language basics. All languages are welcome! Meet new people, increase your fluency and vocabulary at Elmvale branch starting Friday March 24, 1:30pm. Registration required.

The paper is electronically available online on publishing date at our website. The paper is published every other Thursday. The deadline is the Monday before (3 days).