Food for Fines – September 13 to September 27

You bring the food, we’ll waive the fines! Do you owe fines a the Uxbridge Public Library or the Zephyr Public Library? Would you like to clear those fines and do a good deed at the same time?

Well, now’s your chance!

From September 13 to September 27, 2010 patrons are invited to help the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank and themselves, by donating non-perishable food items in lieu of paying library fines. The food bank is in need of cold cereal, canned fruit, pancake mix, syrup, cake mix and muffin mix. For each item donated, we will waive $2.00 in fines from your card. Please note that food donations DO NOT cover lost/damaged book fines.

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Ride to Read

The Library is excited to announce a unique partnership with Durham Region Transit (DRT).  Throughout the months of July and August, elementary school children enrolled in the TD Summer Reading Club at the Library can ride the DRT bus for free!  Drop into a branch of the Library to find out more about the Ride to Read program.

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Pass the Book

Pass the Book aims to foster community and discussion through shared stories.  In an exciting partnership, Uxbridge Public Library, Oshawa Public Libraries, Whitby Public Library, Clarington Public Library, Scugog Memorial Public Library, and Ajax Public Library have selected one title for the entire Durham community to read, discuss, and share.  The title is “The Factory Voice” by Jeanette Lynes.

This exciting program gives people across Durham Region the opportunity to read an outstanding Canadian novel, come together to discuss the book, and attend programs based on the book’s themes.  Books can be borrowed from either the Uxbridge Public Library or the Zephyr Public Library.

This book is a light-hearted mystery that tells the story of four women trying to achieve their dreams while working at an aircraft factory in Northern Ontario during World War II.  The story is told through different voices as their lives intersect and create a snapshot of life in Canada in the 1940s.

Stay tuned for more details on a luncheon with the author on September 24.  Visit the Pass the Book website at for a list of events throughout Durham Region.

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Calling all Uxbridge Teens

Uxbridge Teens!

Do you like to read?

Do you like prizes?

Share your thoughts and ideas on the books you read this summer and earn chances to win weekly prizes!  Check out our website or call for more information @ (905) 852-9747 and ask for Corrinne or Deanna.

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Pass the Book Media Launch

Everyone is invited to attend the Pass the Book Media Launch on Wednesday, May 26th at 12:30 p.m. at the Main Branch of the Ajax Public Library (55 Harwood Avenue South). Refreshments and cake will be served.

The Pass the Book community read program encourages everyone in Durham to read the same book, written by a Canadian author. Stay tuned to your library’s website for news on upcoming Pass the Book related programs in Uxbridge. For more information about the program, you can check the Pass the Book website.

One region, one book, infinite opportunities to share your love of reading!

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