Food for Fines

From September 8 to September 22, library patrons can have all overdue fines erased at the Uxbridge Public Library and the Zephyr Public Library as we host Food for Fines, benefiting the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank.

Library patrons may bring such pre-packaged, non-perishable foods as cans of soup, boxes of cereal or packages of pasta to either branch location and their fine record will be cleared. Each food item donated during the designated week will waive $2 of a patron’s fines for overdue materials. Patrons without fines are also encouraged to bring food donations to the Library.

No fine is too big and all materials are eligible. You can have overdue fines on videos, CDs or any library materials, and they will be erased.

The only exceptions are lost or damaged materials – neither are covered under the food for fines period. All food items must carry their original packaging and labels; the libraries cannot accept home-canned or home-prepared food.

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TD Summer Reading Program

Do you like Mysteries, Spies and Adventure?

The theme for this year’s TD Summer Reading Club is Detectives: Agent 009.

You will receive an Agent 009 poster, stickers and a special copy of the Case Files souvenir booklet!

Come back to the library once a week, whenever it is convenient for you, and make sure to bring your Case Files booklet with you!

Kick-Off on Thursday, July 2 at 1:30

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Ancestry Library Edition

The Township of Uxbridge Public Library offers Ancestry Library Edition. This online database allows library users to start exploring their family trees by simply typing in a surname. Containing millions of records, Ancestry Library Edition is available on the library’s Internet and electronic research stations at both of our branches. No need for a password or a username.

Once connected to Ancestry Library Edition, patrons will find a friendly opening screen that asks for the name of the person to be searched. Users can key in the name, click on “Search” and Ancestry Library Edition scans its vast selection of Canadian & U.S. census data, birth, marriage, and death records, World War I military service information and immigration lists. It also includes an extensive collection of information from the U.K., including images from English and Welsh census records, and civil registrations. Additionally, probate records dating back to the 1500s are included from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Patrons have the opportunity to add names to form the “tree” or continue to search names in order to find more clues.

Content Additions in the past 6 months include:

New and enhanced census and vital records content makes the first step of genealogical research easier than ever:

– Completed U.S. Federal Census every-name indexes

– New Canadian Genealogy Collection, with over 40 million names

– Expanded Scotland Census Collection, with complete 1851–1861 records

Expanded immigration collections bring ancestors first experience in the U.S. closer than ever:

– New U.S. Immigration Collection, with over 100 million passenger and crew names from 1820–1960 for more than 100 U.S. ports.

– Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895–1956, and U.S. – Mexico Border Crossings from 1903–1957 documenting over 8 million individuals.

Additional historical documents that provide valuable personal information not often found in other sources:

– U.S. Military Collection documents over 90 million names of those serving the U.S. Armed Forces from the 1600’s to Vietnam

– World War I and World War II (1942) draft registration cards provide valuable personal information not found in other sources

– Multimedia collections with millions of photos, maps, postcards, newsreels, and more and more

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Red Maple, Silver Birch and Battle of the Books

Books for Red Maple and Battle of the Books (senior division) can now be found on the white and black triangular turnstyle close to the Adult Circulation Desk.

Silver Birch, Silver Birch Express and Battle of the Books (junior division) can all be found in the Children’s Department.

Happy Reading!

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World Book Databases @ the Library

World Book Kids

Based on World Book’s award-winning Student Discovery Encyclopedia, World Book Kids is designed to give younger students a rewarding online learning experience. It includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.

Word Book Online Reference Centre

The articles of the venerable World Book Encyclopedia form the foundation of this expansive reference database that includes the World Book Dictionary, the World Book Atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor-selected Web sites, correlations to state and provincial curriculum standards, and much more.

World Book Advanced

Designed for high school and college students, World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search. It also contains individual accounts that allow users to create and save their work and timeline and citation builders.

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