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Here are all the things you get access to with a library card

It's more than borrowing books.
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Ashley Kulchycki shows off her big library card. While an actual library card is smaller, it gets the cardholder big access to lots of services offered by the Collingwood library. Find out more about it at the community Think Big event beside town hall on July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday

The library is giving Collingwood residents big reasons to get a library card.

“A library card is a passport to a wide variety of programs and services that can help people achieve their goals, be they big or small,” said Dorothy Gebert, public relations coordinator at the Collingwood Library. “The library’s tagline says ‘A visit will get you thinking,’ so we’re encouraging people to think big.”

Having a library card provides patrons with access to many resources including borrowing books, eBooks, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, iPads, and eReaders. You can also reserve items from other libraries, connect to the Collingwood Library wifi and public computers and access online databases.

“There are so many things happening at the library that people don’t know about,” said Ashley Kulchycki, supervisor of children and teen services. “We want to showcase the fact that there’s more to us than just books.”

Library staff will be spreading the word on Friday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the courtyard beside town hall, where they will be hosting a community event to showcase the Library’s services and resources.

At the event, you can register for a library card, get a photo taken with your new card, receive free books, take in some live music, enjoy a barbecue lunch and pedal a bicycle to make your own smoothie.

You can also get a library card anytime by visiting the library on Ste. Marie Street. Find out more online here.




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