LIBRARY NEWS AND UPDATES
Borrow a Ontario Parks Vehicle Day Pass with your Library card!!
The Ontario Parks Day Use Vehicle permit allows entry to any provincial park for 1 vehicle & its passengers for the day. The Library loan period is 7 days. Contact the Bonfield Public Library to reserve your Park pass.
1) Changes to Ontario Parks allows for free weekday (Monday to Thursday) daily vehicle permits at Ontario Parks until September 2, 2021. Visitors will be required to display a valid Day Use Vehicle permit.
2) Ontario Parks is piloting a new service starting June 7 where visitors will be able to book their Day Use Vehicle Permits up to 5 days in advance in 17 select provincial parks.
Library patrons who have borrowed a Permit to visit participating Ontario Parks will need to obtain an advance daily vehicle permit for all visits, including free day use days.
Obtaining a permit in advance will allow people to plan ahead, which means more time on the beach or trails and less time in long lines, and guarantee they have a parking spot upon arrival for the parks listed below:
Algonquin, Arrowhead, Batchawana Bay, Craigleith, Darlington, Forks of the Credit, Kakabeka Falls, Kettle Lakes, Lake Superior, Long Point, Mono Cliffs, North Beach, Pinery, Presqu’ile, Sandbanks Sibbald Point, and Turkey Point.
Library patron’s will be able to use the borrowed permit’s serial number to obtain guaranteed access to these parks at no extra charge.
There are two ways to obtain a daily vehicle permit in advance for the 17 participating parks.
Online at reservations.ontarioparks.com
By phone at 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275) – Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
When patrons arrive at a park, they will need to bring the seasonal permit that they have borrowed from the library and a printed or electronic copy of the confirmation e-mail that indicates that they have secured a space at the park on the day of the visit.
Ancestry Library Edition extends Access to September 2021
Remote access to Ancestry Library Edition has been extended to September 2021. For access please contact the Library for the password.
Invitation to participate in the Evergreen Award Virtual Author Chats
Patrons of Bonfield Public Library are invited to join in the Author Chats scheduled for the Evergreen Award Forest of Reading program hosted by Callander Public Library. Interested patrons should contact Callander Public Library directly to sign up for the Author Chats at 705-752-2544
Stay at Home Order Update
Bonfield Public Library will continue to provide Curbside Services during the current Stay at Home Order.
Ancestry.com Continues to Provide Remote Access
Temporary remote access to Ancestry Library Edition has been extended to June 2021.
Patrons may access Ancestry Library Edition by contacting the Bonfield Public Library for the password then clinking on the Geneology tab on the website.
Virtual Children's Book Sale & DVD Sale
Check out our Virtual Book Sale under Photos on our Facebook site. Read the description for details.
Library Services & the COVID-19 Lockdown
Our current crisis demands extraordinary measures, as of December 26th, 2020 the Province of Ontario moved into a second lockdown. Our top priority and concern is the health and safety of the residents of the Bonfield Township and our library staff. The Bonfield Public Library will remain open for curbside services, until further notice. Please place holds on the items you want to borrow. If you require assistance in placing your holds or with photocopying, laminating, disc cleaning, give us a call 705-776-2396 or contact us through email: .
Even when we’re physically closed, the library is always open online. You can continue to use all online resources, including eBooks and eAudiobooks. Our outside Wi-Fi access will remain open during this closure.
Warmest wishes from the Library Board & Staff and may your year ahead be filled with happiness, good health and great reads!
Keep safe and well.
(Curbside Pick Up only)
Monday 10:00 am- 1:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm