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    KEEPING OUR BRANCHES CLOSED SUPPORTS PHYSICAL DISTANCING

    Working in close collaboration with our partners at the City of Brampton and Peel Public Health, we are today sharing the update that all Brampton Library branches will remain closed until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ‘plank’ the curve of contagion.

    Knowing how much you rely on our branch services makes our decision especially difficult, but all of us must practice physical distancing at this critical time.

    Some important take-aways:

    • If you have borrowed library materials, please do not return them to our drop boxes until we reopen, overdue fines will not be charged on these items
    • Our ‘holds’ service is not currently available. It will resume when we reopen

    While we cannot interact with you in person, our online library service continues. Our Digital Library offers Brampton Library cardholders a full range of eResources, eAudiobooks, eBooks for all ages, online learning, and more.  You will need your library card to get started. If you don’t have one, click here to get one today.. There are no restrictions to digital access when you sign up online.

    We miss you and look forward to welcoming you back! Please keep in touch at chieflib@bramlib.on.ca. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @bramptonlibrary. Share what you’re reading and let us know how you are coping. We will post regular updates here and on social media.

    Sincerely,

    Jaipaul Massey-Singh, Brampton Library Board Chair

    Susan Bartoletta, Interim CEO

    For updated information on COVID-19, visit www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus and follow @RegionofPeel

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    Brampton Library membership is free to all residents of Ontario. 

    Register for your Online Library Card

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    Your PIN is your Personal Identification Number. Brampton Library assigns the last four digits of your telephone number as your PIN. To retrieve your PIN, please send an email to  circ@bramptonlibrary.ca. Please be prepared to provide your library card number.

    Replace a lost, stolen or damaged card

    Please report all lost, stolen or damaged library cards by sending an email to circ@bramptonlibrary.ca.

    While our branches remain closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, you can still use your Brampton Library card to access our digital collections and services from home. Click here to get started

    To view all Brampton Library policies, click here.

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    Can't decide what to read next? Our librarians can help.

    Fill out the form below, to receive a customized list of eBooks and eAudiobooks created just for you by one of our librarians.

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    Stay home resources

    While we are all staying home as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our Digital Library is open and offers many options to stay active, engaged and entertained during this time.

    Whether you are looking for community information, entertaining escapes, or your next great read, these free #StayAtHome Resources have you covered.
     
    As always, all of our eResources are free with your Brampton Library card. To apply for an online library card, click here.

    For assistance, email circ@bramptonlibrary.ca.

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    Peel Region - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

    Stay up to date with information, resources, services, and programs to support residents during COVID-19 in Peel Region.

    City of Brampton - Let's Connect Brampton 

    Find community updates, resources, and available support for residents and businesses during COVID-19.

    Province of Ontario (COVID-19) 

    Discover provincial updates, resources and available support to all residents and businesses during COVID-19.

    Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

    Learn more about economic support available to individuals, businesses, and industries in response to COVID-19 from the Government of Canada.

    Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

    The CERB supports Canadians by providing temporary income support if you have stopped working because of COVID-19. Applications are now open.

    CLEO - Steps to Justice (COVID-19)

    An FAQ guide providing updates on Ontario law and legal services during COVID-19, developed by Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO).  

    iPolitics COVID-19 Policy Portal 

    Stay informed with curated content focused on the political and policy angles of the pandemic from the Canadian perspective. 

    Coronavirus Research Database (ProQuest)

    This growing authoritative resource curates openly available content and provides comprehensive coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak and related infectious diseases. Access information you can trust with thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers.

    Login required with your Brampton Library card.

    COVID-19 Health Literacy Project - Fact Sheets

    This website provides free and accessible COVID-19 information fact sheets, currently available in 35 different languages, to help all patients know when, and how, to seek care. All fact sheets are reviewed and vetted by physicians and medical school faculty members at Harvard hospitals.

    Lotus STEMM - COVID-19 Explainer Video Series

    The explainer video series developed by Lotus STEMM aims to address the spread of misinformation in communities and share reliable information on COVID-19 in 12 different languages.


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    Access Employment - Online Workshop Series 

    A monthly online workshop series to help with your career development and job search, free of charge and open to anyone.

    CBC Curio 

    Get complimentary access to Canada’s premier educational streaming platform. Media-rich content is available for all ages, in both French & English languages, and at-home learners can find course options in K-12 curricula from all Canadian provinces and territories.

    DigitalLearn.org 

    If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, these courses will help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed. 

    Microsoft Digital Literacy Course 

    Learn the basics of how to use devices, software, and the internet to collaborate with others and discover, use, and create information. Complete all 6 modules in the Course to get a certificate of completion from Microsoft.

    TVO Mathify 

    Provides seamless school-to-home math learning with an interactive classroom tool and live, one-on-one online tutoring to foster understanding of foundational math concepts and build overall confidence in math for grades 7-10.

    TVO mPower 

    Free creative online games that support the development of foundational K-6 math and STEM skills.

    Scholastic Learn At Home

    Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Find activities designed for pre-K to 9, along with resources for families and teachers. 

    Scholastic ScienceFlix 

    Take the classroom home! This helpful online tool gives parents hands-on projects, activities, lesson plans, videos, and more to help kids learn about science.

    Geek Squad Academy Online Learning

    A set of free, self-directed educational challenges, brought to you by Best Buy’s Geek Squad. All challenges use freely available apps or open source software. Find learning challenges for youth aged 10 to 16 for a variety of STEM topics.

    Google Learn At Home (YouTube Learning)

    Explore free learning channels and playlists that offer a breadth of learning content for all different ages.

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    The Rose Brampton - This Is Brampton: Live Online

    The Rose Theatre is hosting free weekly live concerts via Facebook Live or Instagram Live, giving artists a platform to perform and connect with the community during this difficult time. Artists get compensated by the Rose Theatre and can find details on how to apply to perform here. Check the website and social media for artist performance announcements.

    National Film Board of Canada 

    Discover a collection of over 4,000 films, documentaries, and short pieces available to stream for free, including a rich library of Indigenous content.

    National Arts Centre - Canada Performs Series

    A weekly entertainment series with live by Canadian musicians, dancers, comedians, and theatre artists, brought to you by the National Arts Centre and Facebook Canada.

    Hot Docs at Home on CBC

    A small selection of exclusive first-run feature documentaries that would have debuted at the 2020 Hot Docs Festival will now premiere on CBC Thursdays at 8 p.m. and are available on the free CBC Gem streaming service. 

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    AtoZ World Food 

    For a limited time, access thousands of international recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and other essential culinary resources. Explore flavors around the globe, and try out some recipes too.

    Chrome Music Lab

    A website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments. Check out the Song Maker experiment, which lets you make and share your own songs.

    Code.org

    Try out fun computer science tutorials, watch videos about computer science concepts, and even build your own projects! You can sign-up for a free account to save your projects and progress, though an account is not required. 

    Hour of Code 

    Develop your coding and computational thinking skills with free online activities for all ages. 

    Kids Code Jeunesse - Virtual Events

    Due to the developing COVID-19 situation, KCJ programs are now online so kids, teachers, parents, and caregivers can keep learning. All sessions introduce coding projects using Scratch, a drag-and-drop block-code program – perfect for beginners. 

    Tinkercad 

    A collection of online tools that help people all over the world think, create and make. Learn 3D design, electronics programming, and coding.

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    Booklist Online

    Booklist, a resource developed by the American Library Association, gives you free access to more than 25 years of recommended print and audiobook reviews, features, interviews, and more. This tool for librarians to keep up with book trends and develop library collections is also a  great tool to help readers decide what to read, view, or listen to.

    Crabtree Digital

    For a limited time, get access to Crabtree Digital’s complete online library, featuring quality curriculum pre-K to 9 ebooks, for free. Choose from over 2000 digital titles to enhance learning and build a love of reading while at home. To login, use the following:

    Username: read

    Password: free

    Scholastic Bookflix - A fun way to explore fiction and non-fiction books, and a great tool for reading aloud with your child. The resource reinforces reading skills while introducing children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

    Storyline Online - Stream videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

    TumbleBook Library - Get instant access to your next great reading experience, with no checkouts, holds, or downloads. Read books from your web browser anytime, anywhere, and on any device. For a limited time, the following Tumblebook resources are available:

    TumbleMath features math picture books, with animation & narration for reluctant learners, designed for pre-K to 6 students.

    RomanceBookCloud features a collection of romance fiction in categories including contemporary, historical, time travel, paranormal and inspirational, designed for adult readers and romance fans. 

    Explore 

    Google Arts & Culture 

    Engage in virtual tours to experience artworks, collections, and stories from over 1200 leading museums, art galleries, and historic sights across the globe. You can go on an international tour and explore places across the globe, experience 360 videos, and discover collections from renowned institutions of history, culture and art (including the ROM and AGO). 

    VirtualMuseum.ca 

    An entirely digital museum managed by the Canadian Museum of History, featuring virtual exhibits from Canadian museums and heritage organizations. Find diverse stories and unique experiences in Canadian history.

    Canada’s Wonderland - Virtual Roller Coaster Experience 

    You and your family can take a virtual roller coaster ride, experiencing the rides & attractions of Canada’s favourite theme park. Try out over 16 coasters, 11 thrill rides, and 6 family rides from a first-person point of view.

    ROM at Home

    Experience the Royal Ontario Museum online with engaging activities, virtual gallery tours, collections highlights, and live events.

    Toronto Zoo - Zoo School to You

    Tune in live for daily events and learn about animals with the Toronto Zoo.

    Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada at Home 

    Tune in for daily live events of underwater creature feedings and educational spotlights, and check out live streams of sharks and penguins.

    Parks Canada 360 Playlist 

    Explore the great outdoors, from coast to coast! Experience the snow-capped peaks of Banff, the sandy dunes of Prince Edward Island, and more from the comfort of your home

    Casa Loma - Experience the Castle 

    While the Casa Loma is closed, this interactive tour lets you meander through the countless floors, rooms and hallways of this beautiful and iconic historic site. 

    Health + Wellness

    Calm: Meditation 

    Enjoy this curation of content hand-picked to support your mental and emotional wellness through this time. 

    GoNoodle 

    Help your kids get moving, engaged, and motivated throughout the day with short,  interactive videos. Designed for kids grades K-5.

    We Meditate 

    At a time when you can’t go outside, go inside and experience live-streamed guided meditations. Whether you have 5, 10, or 15 minutes to spare, you can also access a library of online meditations for free. 

    YMCA Online Classes 

    Check out free online video classes, no membership required. Take a break with a number of online health tutorials, be it moving mindfully along with a yoga instructor, or firing up your body with an intense bootcamp workout.

  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Ancestry Library Edition

    For a limited time, Ancestry Library Edition is available to Brampton Library cardholders remotely.

    Click here to go to the login page.

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