Library is looking for a Part-time Library Assistant

Overdrive Maintenance from May 3rd to July 28th

Between May 3 and July 28, 2022, OverDrive will perform server upgrades to enhance the performance and security of the systems used to access your digital collection.

We will complete these upgrades between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesdays and Thursdays only during the period noted above. Your OverDrive service will be impacted only once for approximately 60 minutes or less. 

We expect the impact to users to be minimal. Users will still be able to sign in to the Library's digital collection and browse or read titles, but may encounter errors when attempting to borrow, place a hold, or return titles during the Library's maintenance period. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these upgrades. 

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Library hosting EarlyON Mobile program for May 2022

Registration opens on Tuesday April 19th Via Eventbrite

See the flyer for more details!

Bonfield Public Library is not taking registrations. All questions should be directed to EarlyON (705) 474-8910 or

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Congratulations Ashland Burns for Finding Peter Rabbit

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Bonfield Seed Lending Library is Open for the 2022 season

After a rough few years due to Covid, the Bonfield Seed Lending Library has updated its Inventory lists and is now open for borrowing. 

A Seed Lending Library is a collection of plant seeds available to borrow by members. Members grow the seeds and save seeds at the end of each growing season. They return the saved seeds to the Seed Lending Library so that others in the community can grow locally climatized seeds. The Seed Lending Library promotes the use of open pollinated seeds.

Come have a look at our collection. You do not need to be a Bonfield Public Library member or reside in Bonfield to be a member.

Happy Growing!!!

The Bonfield Seed Lending Library is sponsored by the Bonfield Friends of the Library.

Meet Libby

Changes are coming to Overdrive, our digital library borrowing system.

Effective February 23, 2022, the OverDrive app will be removed from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft Store. Libby will become the primary way to enjoy your digital library. The goal is to simplify how you talk about your OverDrive service and promote the best reading experience for everyone.

New users who search for “Libby,” “OverDrive,” or other related keywords in the app stores will find only Libby.

Existing OverDrive app users won’t be affected by this change. They can continue borrowing and downloading content in the OverDrive app. In addition, if an OverDrive app user needs to reinstall the app, they can do so from their app store.

Click on the Libby logo below to Meet Libby.

New Hours in the New Years

New Hours starting  Tuesday January 4th, 2022

(Subject to change)

Monday            10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday              4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday      10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday           4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday                         Closed

Saturday           10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday                       Closed

Borrow a Ontario Parks Vehicle Day Pass with your Library card!!

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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.

Important information 

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.

  1. Online at

  2. 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.

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Current Hours

Effective January 1, 2022

Monday              10:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday               4:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Wednesday          10:00 am- 7:00 pm

Thursday             4:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Friday                     Closed/Ferme

Saturday            10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunday                   Closed/Ferme