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Fall 2019

Front cover. Page one.
London Public Library, Access library magazine
September, October, November 2019

This document contains the news and events section of London Public Library’s Access magazine. For the most up to date listing of Library programs go to our website at

Front Cover headlines: Look who's coming to LPL this fall!

Cover images: photos of Emma Donoghue, Kent Monkman, Drew Hayden Taylor, Kevin Sylvester, Lesley Livingston, Richard Scrimger and Ted Staunton

Other headlines: New! Library Cards, for Educators, page 6. Newcomer Day, page 42. Spectacular Science Show, page 18.

London Public Library logo

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Exciting line up coming to L P L this fall!
Images: Photos of authors and artists accompany descriptions of events.
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Emma Donoghue, author event
Speaking With Friends
7 p m, Thursday, September 5
Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library
Emma Donoghue joins us for a discussion of her new novel, Akin, at Speaking With Friends, an annual Friends of the London Public Library fundraising event that supports children’s and youth literacy programs. Admission is by donation. London Public Library and Emma Donoghue go way back! We feel so fortunate to have hosted Emma for author events at L P L for two decades! In the early days she held readings at Landon Branch, her neighbourhood library, and in more recent years at Central Library’s Wolf Performance Hall as her fame and audiences have grown, especially after the international success of her award-winning novel, Room, which she also adapted for the stage and screen. Emma values libraries for providing equitable access to reading materials, information and technology for everyone in the community. On a personal level, she and her family are avid readers and big library fans who have spent many hours at LPL locations. Emma has been a Speaking With Friends guest in previous years and we certainly appreciate her support for the Library through this event.

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Kent Monkman
Shame & Prejudice: A Story of Resilience
A Public Matters and the Museum Artist Talk
7 p m, Thursday, September 19
Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library
Kent Monkman discusses his Shame and Prejudice exhibition beginning with a brief background summary of his painting practice, followed by a description of his research and curation of museum objects in relation to his own artworks. Shame and Prejudice is a solo exhibition of Monkman's paintings and installation works that examines the impact of genocidal Canadian policies on Indigenous people since Confederation. The exhibition showed at Museum London from June 1 to August 25. This is a partnership program with Western University’s School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities and London Public Library. Free with online Ticket Reservation at or call 519-661-0333.

Photo credits for Kent Monkman photos. Photo of Kent Monkman in his studio by Aaron Wynia. Photo on front cover: still from the film Dance to Miss Chief, 2010, an Urban Nation Production.

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Drew Hayden Taylor Coming to Words Festival!
London Public Library is thrilled to partner with Words Festival in bringing award-winning playwright Drew Hayden Taylor to London for an Author Reading at Museum London and a Masterclass for Emerging Indigenous Writers at Central Library. Drew Hayden Taylor is an Ojibway from Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario who is proud to be a part of what he refers to as the contemporary Native Literary Renaissance. Among his accomplishments are writing more than 20 plays (resulting in almost 100 productions), authoring numerous fiction and nonfiction books, and being Artistic Director of Canada’s premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts.
Two events listed: Writing for the Stage: A Masterclass for Emerging Indigenous Writers with Drew Hayden Taylor. 11 a m to 12 p m, Sunday, November 3. Central Library. Applications to attend this free Masterclass are open to the entire community, though space is limited and priority will be given to emerging Indigenous writers. Interested participants can visit for information on how to apply for a spot in the Masterclass.

Drew Hayden Taylor, Author Reading. Saturday, November 2. Museum London. Time is still being confirmed. Visit to keep an eye on updates for authors and events coming to the Words Festival.

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The Almost Epic Squad. Family Event. 11 a m to 12 p m, Saturday, November 2. Central Library Commons.
Fasten your seatbelts! You’re in for a hilariously wild ride with the Almost Epic Squad book authors! The four masterminds behind the popular series about kids who develop very unusual superpowers are Kevin Sylvester, Lesley Livingston, Richard Scrimger and Ted Staunton (left to right in photo). Meet the authors after their show and join us for fun family activities, including magic tricks, button making and low cost pizza. This author event is a partnership with the Words Festival.

Story 3.
Words Festival description. Reimagining Souwesto Identities is the theme of the 2019 Words Festival, an annual celebration of literary voices and creative ideas of the Southwestern Ontario region. Visit for information on author readings, events and book fair with regional authors and small presses. London Public Library is proud to be a partner in bringing the Words Festival to London.
Words festival logo. November first to third.

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Images of children holding the new children’s library card.
New! Children’s Library Card. Sign Up! Trade Up! for kids age 12 and under
We want every child to feel the excitement of having and using their very own personalized Library Card. Children’s cards are fine free to make it easy for children and families to borrow from the library's huge selection of books, games, music, movies, online resources and more. Visit your neighbourhood branch to sign your child up for their first card or to exchange their old card for a new Children’s Card.

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Story 1. Meet Our New C E O
The London Public Library Board is pleased to announce Michael J. Ciccone as the new Chief Executive Officer of London Public Library, and looks forward to working with Mr. Ciccone as a collaborative leader who will build on L P L’s existing strengths and achievements and look ahead to future opportunities for library service. Most recently, Mr. Ciccone’s leadership as Executive Director of the Centre for Equitable Library Access, CELA, which launched in 2014, brought international recognition to this non-profit organization that supports public libraries in providing accessible collections to Canadians with print disabilities. More than 600 public library systems in Canada are now members of CELA, providing their patrons with access to 650,000 items in accessible formats. Mr. Ciccone has held management and administrative roles at Hamilton Public Library and the New York Public Library; is a founder of the Loan Stars readers’ advisory tool for Canadian library staff; and serves on the board of e Bound Canada, the digital arm of the Association of Canadian Publishers. He has earned Master’s degrees in Library Science and in Public Administration. Looking forward to immersing himself in the London community, meeting key stakeholders, and getting to know the staff, Board members and patrons of London Public Library, Mr. Ciccone says, “I’m assuming leadership of an organization with a wonderful reputation and my plan is to build on that foundation and the success and contributions of Susanna Hubbard Krimmer.”
Photo with caption: Left to right: Stuart Clark (Library Board), Michael Ciccone, incoming CEO, Mariam Hamou, Chair, Library Board. In back: James Shelley, Library Board.

Story 2. A Library Leader Retires
After a career of 29 years with London Public Library, including the past 11 years as Chief Executive Officer & Chief Librarian, we say farewell to Susanna Hubbard Krimmer who retired at the end of August. She says, “It has been an honour to serve the community as part of an organization that makes a difference in people’s lives, and to have worked with L P L employees and volunteers, including the Library Board and the Friends of the London Public Library for our shared passion and purpose.” Ms. Hubbard Krimmer led L P L through a period of facility renewal with renovations to London’s neighbourhood branch libraries, and the opening of Bostwick Branch Library in partnership with the City of London and the YMCA of Western Ontario. The revitalization of Central Library included extensive infrastructure renewal, supported with funding from the City of London, and the addition of new community spaces for studying, meeting and creativity, including The Labs, made possible through the 1.8 million dollars in donations raised by L P L’s Infinite Possibilities Campaign. Other highlights from Ms. Hubbard Krimmer’s time as C E O include expansion of the Library’s role in community development, initiatives for increasing access and removing barriers to library services, and the highly successful launch of C B C London’s new digital station in our Central Library. Ms. Hubbard Krimmer looks forward to continued involvement in her community through volunteerism and philanthropy. As part of her legacy at London Public Library, she has donated funds to create a Staff Training Room at Central Library to honour the many contributions of Library staff.
Photo with caption: Susanna Hubbard Krimmer, right, retired C E O and Chief Librarian at L P L, with Library Board Chair Mariam Hamou in the Rotary Reading Garden at Central Library. Ms. Hamou says Ms. Hubbard Krimmer has been a mentor to her and many others with her knowledge of library governance and policy.

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Educator Cards.
Supports teachers and early childhood educators by providing access to more books for their classrooms and daycare centres. The card is available to anyone working in a school, daycare centre or afterschool program in the City of London and the counties supported by our reciprocal borrowing agreement, see page 46. Educators from the surrounding Indigenous communities are also eligible. Borrow up to 60 items. 6 week loan period. No late fees.

A Boost for Educators. Providing a richer experience in classrooms and daycare centres.
We are excited to announce our new Educator Card, an initiative that supports teachers and early childhood educators in putting more books in the hands of children in the City of London. This card lets educators borrow books for their classrooms, daycare centres and afterschool programs for extended periods of time, providing them with additional resources and the opportunity to exchange books and refresh their collections. “This will provide a richer experience in classrooms and daycare centres,” says Lisa Manax Skikos, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services at London Public Library. “Teachers and daycare providers can change books without the cost of purchasing new ones. Now a teacher has more options for planning a module on a topic they may not have books for in their classroom.” Educators welcome the new service as a huge support for children and families. Deborah Gillis, Registered Early Childhood Educator and Program Manager at Early ON – Family Centre Argyle, says, “We will now have access to a greater selection of children’s books than an individual Family Centre may be able to provide on its own.” Deborah notes other benefits of this increased access to resources for Early ON Child and Family Centres. “The availability of more materials and new titles will support staff in their curriculum development and creation of dynamic programming,” she says, “and families and caregivers will be introduced to the Library’s wide range of resources through the books they are seeing.” Supporting reading and literacy is something the Library has in common with educators. We know that teachers and early childhood educators have a history of borrowing library books and resources to support the education of the children they work with every day. The Educator Card is a move to recognize and support their passion and enthusiasm for providing the children in our community with even more positive learning experiences through engaging books and activities.

Visit for more information.

Enhanced Children’s Collection
Thanks to Library Donors, we are able to support this initiative for educators with 6,000 new books, boosting our collections with additional copies to ensure availability of high quality books on a wide range of educational topics for different ages. Look for the label identifying these books on our shelves! We will be featuring special displays at our library locations and creating Library Spotlights on topics ranging from STEM and STEAM to maker activities, financial literacy and lots more. The books have been selected by library staff for their high educational value and can be borrowed by everyone.

Image of book spine label with light bulb that will identify these books.

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Community Baby Showers.
For Parents Expecting a Baby.
Image: Photo of two couples expecting a baby reading baby board books.
We invite you to a neighbourhood library to meet up with other expecting parents. We'll share ideas, information and conversation. You'll receive a free Baby's Book Bag and we'll tell you about all the free Library resources and services that support parents in giving their child the best start in life. Our party will include a Read to the Bump story time, a fun way to introduce you to baby books and encourage you to start bonding with your baby before birth! There will be interactive activities, light refreshments, information sharing and time to chat with others who are about to start on the exciting adventure of parenting.

You’re Invited! Register for one of our Community Baby Showers. You'll receive a FREE Baby's Book Bag. Crouch Branch Library, Saturday, September 28, 11 a m to 12:30 p m. Registration begins September 21. East London Branch, Saturday, October 19, 2:30 to 4 p m. Registration begins October 12. Landon Branch, Thursday, November 7, 7 to 8:30 p m. Registration begins October 31. Byron Branch, Saturday, November 23, 2:30 to 4 p m. Registration begins November 9.

Story 2.
Read to Your Bump! Yes, it’s a thing to read to your bump. Studies show that reading, especially in the mother’s relaxed voice, calms the fetal heart rate and that the bond between parent and child starts prenatally. Babies usually become familiar with mom’s voice first but dads are getting involved by talking and reading to baby before birth. It’s never too early to start!

Story 3.
Talk, Sing, Read & Play Every Day. Literacy, right from the Start is a short video explaining the hugely positive impact that talking and reading to your baby has on their brain development. You can watch it on our website.

Story 4.
Baby’s Book Bag. New and expecting parents can pick up a FREE bag of literacy resources at any London Public Library branch or Early ON Family Centre and receive 2 baby board books, a Sound Cloud song list, information on child development and free and low cost resources for families in the community, and more. Baby’s Book Bag is a community initiative of London’s Child and Youth Network Literacy Team.


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Story 1.
An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold. Image of movie poster for The Public, a film with Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling and Emilio Estevez, written and directed by Emilio Estevez.
Join us for film screenings of The Public during Ontario Public Library Week. Central Library on Monday, October 21 at 6:30 p m. Landon Branch on Tuesday, October 22 at 2:30 p m. Sherwood Branch on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 p m. A panel discussion on the issues raised by the film will follow the screening at Central Library.
list of film screenings

Story 2.
Banner ad with this text: Ontario Public Library Week. October 20 to 26, 2019. A visit will get you thinking. O P L W.CA. Hashtag, O P L W.

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Story 1.
A Book for Every Child. November 2 to December 14.
The Library's A Book for Every Child campaign begins in November and we need to raise a total of $18,000 to give a book to over 7,000 children in London. Help us reach our goal as we work with local agencies to select books to give to children and their families who would otherwise not own a book of their very own.
Give to A Book for Every Child.

Story 2.
Call Out for Submissions! Do You have an Activity or Program Idea You Could Share with Others? We are looking for dynamic programmers who want to offer programs for children, teens or adults at our library locations. Submit your idea using our online form and your program application will be considered by our programming teams.

Story 3.
Wolf Hall Presents Music Mondays. Music Mondays are a series of free concerts on September 16 and 30, October 7 and 28, November 11 and 25. Start time is 12:15 p.m. These concerts are held in the Library Commons at Central Library, 251 Dundas Street.

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Wolf Hall Concerts requiring the purchase tickets. Two events:

Whitehorse in concert. Tuesday, November 12 at Central Library. Duo Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland perform their brand of folk described as searing Americana noir. Buy tickets online at, or call 519-661-5120, or visit the Wolf Hall Box Office at Central Library from Monday to Friday, 9 a m to 5 p m.

Sultans of String, Christmas Caravan concert. Thursday, December 5 at Central Library. Buy tickets online at, or call 519-661-5120, or visit the Wolf Hall Box Office at Central Library from Monday to Friday, 9 a m to 5 p m.

Story 5.
Tech Tutors at the Library. Do you have questions about using technology? The Library’s volunteer Tech Tutors enjoy sharing their knowledge and can help with basic computer tasks and questions about using your mobile device. Use a computer at the Library or bring your device or laptop. Hours and Availability: Ask staff about Tech Tutor schedules and availability at library locations. Help with the Basics: set up and use email, download files and forms, understand your device or computer, send attachments, use social media, fill out online forms, create documents and more.

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Story 1.
One Book One London. Coming October 30.
One Book One London is back!
Join us at our launch on Wednesday, October 30 at 10 a m. In the Library Commons at Central Library, 251 Dundas Street.
One Book One London is generously funded by London Public Library donors.
Our social media tag is @londonlibrary

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Nurturing Inquiring Minds
New STEAM programs and resources will make an impact in children’s lives at neighbourhood libraries this fall, thanks to the generosity of Library Donors. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.
Children and families will be able to take part in dynamic, hands-on science activities and experiments at their neighbourhood libraries, thanks to the generosity of Library Donors. London Public Library's The Labs presents the Spectacular Science Show with experts from Mad Science at 13 library locations this fall. Look for the Spectacular Science Show programs on our website at
Starting this fall, we are supporting educators with access to 3D printing technology and design software at a library close to their school. As part of our new series of free education programs, teachers will be able to book a visit to a neighbourhood library for their class to learn about 3D printing and design. Find out more at

Help us to continue to provide essential resources to nurture inquiring minds and develop the skill sets our next generation needs for the future. Give To Our Inquiring Minds for Tomorrow Campaign. For information on making a community impact and donating to your Library, contact Colleen by email at or by phone at 519-661-5144.

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Story 1.
Making the Most of The Labs with
In The Labs at Central Library, Londoners have access to industry-standard computer software for their creative projects like producing and editing sound recordings, videos and photographs. Alan Thomson, our Digital Literacy Facilitator, regularly meets people who are teaching themselves to use that software to its full potential. Alan is always recommending as a simple and accessible way to learn programs like GarageBand, Pro Tools and Adobe Creative Suite, all of which are available on the computers in The Labs. is an online education service recognized for its high quality instructional videos and certificate courses by industry experts in technology, software, business and creative skills. Your Library Card provides you with free access to this amazing resource in L P L’s digital collection.
Alan has used himself and considers it a fantastic tool for learning software programs as well as other technologies and skills. To get started, he suggests searching for videos with the word Essentials in the title, saying those can take you from complete beginner to an intermediate level in using the resources in The Labs. He says there are even tutorials on using the Green Screen and lighting equipment available in the Media Lab. Beyond The Labs, has a lot to offer anyone looking to add to their existing skill base or go in a new direction with their learning, including web design, writing code, marketing products, business start ups and more. With more than 144,000 instructional videos, has something for everyone. 

Coming this fall, news about is changing to LinkedIn Learning this fall. The same high quality instructional videos by experts in technology, software, business and creative skills will be offered, but the number of courses will increase to 13,000, including new courses in seven languages. Library users will need to register again and create a new profile. Previous courses and certificates will still be available if you use the same email address for your new account.

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The Labs are turning one! September 29 is the first anniversary of the opening of The Labs at Central Library! These creative spaces provide access to technology, software, robotics, a recording Studio and Media Lab, sewing machines, a 3 D printer and more. For hours, events and programs in The Labs, visit

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New! Creativity Lab. The Creativity Lab is a new addition to The Labs providing resources for all types of digital creation. This collaborative space can be used for working on individual or group projects, practicing presentations, editing recordings and much more. Book one of our high-end iMacs or P Cs to access the same software available in the Media Lab or Studio. Or use the new coding software that lets you develop apps, computer programs and games.

Thank you to the Richard and Beryl Ivey Fund, within the London Community Foundation, London Life, B MO Bank of Montreal and Bronnenco Construction Limited for their generous major gift support of The Labs at London Public Library.

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Newcomer Day. Welcoming Newcomers in London! Thursday, October 10 from 1 to 5 p m. Central Library
Newcomer Day is an initiative that supports the City’s Newcomer Strategy. Our Central Library will be the site for great activities and experiences for all ages while an information fair, sessions on job searching for newcomers and tours will take place at City Hall. This event is a partnership with the City of London, London Public Library, Comité local en Immigration Francophone, and London and Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership.

Events in the Library Commons. Everyone is welcome!
Digital Photo booth.
Stilled Here. An interactive augmented reality exhibit facilitated by storyteller Mary Mcdonald.Human Library. Learn about newcomer experiences by booking a session in the human library with someone with lived experience.
Multilingual Storytime in the Children’s Library from 2 to 2:45 p m. For families. Staff will read from our Dual Language picture book collection in English, French, Arabic, Spanish, German and Portuguese.
Family Games and Crafts.
Citizenship Ceremony. A citizenship ceremony for new citizens and their families and friends will take place in the library. London Public Library is proud to host this event annually in our Wolf Performance Hall.

Events at City Hall. Information Fair, sessions on services and jobs for newcomers in London and tours of city hall.

Story 2.
Dual Language Picture Books. These books tell a story in two languages! You can borrow Dual Language picture books in Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish and more.

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Library Settlement Partnership. Celebrating 10 Years of Services to Newcomers.
Evelyn Diaz has been an L S P worker at London Public Library for the full ten years that we have been providing services to newcomers (with our community partners) in library locations. She finds it very rewarding to help newcomers integrate successfully into Canadian society, partly because she herself was new to Canada 16 years ago. She says, “I know how it feels to be in a new place where services, programs and people are so different from your previous home.”
Hind Omer has also been providing L S P services at the Library for almost ten years and has seen the positive results for the newcomers she has helped who are now established in their lives, working, raising families and fully participating in our community. She remembers a client, an electrical engineer in his country, who knew his skills were needed in the Canadian workforce, but was unable to work in his field because of the language barrier. She has seen his progress in working toward his goals and today he speaks English fluently, has graduated from Fanshawe College and is a successful electrician.
We hear from newcomers how much they value the L S P services in our libraries as they are finding their way in a new culture, learning a new language and navigating new systems. They tell us that our L S P workers have helped them understand processes for Canadian citizenship application, making refugee claims, evaluating educational documents, accessing community services and more. Ten years later, we are celebrating the L S P service and the many success stories of newcomers.
L S P Services are a partnership with London Public Library, LUSO Community Services and South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Photo caption for two photos: Library L S P workers Hind Omer at Beacock Branch (above) and Evelyn Diaz at Jalna Branch (below).

Part 2 of story.
L S P logo image with maple leaf.
L S P workers speak a variety of languages and help newcomers find services in London. They provide information about language learning, housing, healthcare services, immigration issues, library services and more. Services are available at two library locations. Beacock Branch, Tuesday to Thursday from 9 a m to 8 p m. Friday and Saturday from 9 a m to 5 p m. Jalna Branch. Tuesday to Friday from 9 a m to 6 p m. Saturday from 9 a m to 5 p m.

Story 2.
E S L Reading Groups. New Conversation Starters!
Exciting new English learning content is coming to our E S L Reading Groups, including resources from TED Talks and National Geographic, short stories for beginners, and Gateway to Canada. These volunteer-led groups share a reading, short video or even a song to start a discussion where participants can practice reading skills, comprehension, vocabulary and speaking with others.
For more information on services and resources for newcomers, visit

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Friends of the London Public Library News and information.
Friends of the London Public Library logo. Community support for your library.
Phone number: 519-661-2448.

Story 1.
Friends of the London Public Library Present:
Speaking With Friends. An Evening with Emma Donoghue.
Thursday, September 5 at 7 p m. Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library, 251 Dundas Street.
Join the Friends for an author event with Emma Donoghue discussing her new novel, Akin. Reception with book sale and signing to follow. Speaking With Friends supports children’s and youth literacy programs at the Library. DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR. 2 hours free parking in Citi Plaza during Library hours.

Story 2.
Friends of the Library Giant Fall Book Sale.
Centennial Hall, 550 Wellington Street.
Friday, October 18 from 9 a m to 9 p m.
Saturday, October 19 from 9 a m to 5 p m.
Sunday, October 20 from 10 a m to 4 p m.
Books, D V Ds and more! Cash only. Great prices!
Sunday only: fill a standard sized grocery bag for 3 dollars, we supply the bag!
Proceeds raised by Friends of the Library support value-added library programs and services.

Ad for The Friends of the Library Book Store.
The store is operated by Friends of the London Public Library, and run entirely by volunteers. It is located at the Central Library at 251 Dundas Street. Store hours. Monday to Thursday, from 10 a m to 5:30 p m. Friday, from 10 a m to 5 p m. Saturday, from 10 a m to 4 p m. Closed Sundays and Holidays.

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New in Our Collections.
Adult fiction.
Albatross by Terry Fallis.
Akin by Emma Donoghue.
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
The Difference by Marina Endicott.
Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline.

Adult non fiction.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier by Ree Drummond.
Me by Elton John.
Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton.
Inside Out by Demi Moore.
Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family by Mitch Albom.

Picture Books
Birdsong by Julie Flett.
The Phone Booth in Mr. Hirota's Garden by Heather Smith. Illustrator: Rachel Wada.
King Mouse by Cary Fagan. Illustrator: Dena Seiferling.
The Fate of Fausto by Oliver Jeffers.
Fairy Science by Ashley Spires.

Visit for more new books, music and movies.

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Information on using your library. Call 519-661-4600 if you have questions on how to use your library.
Get a Card. Library cards are free to London residents and to members of county libraries in Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford, except the town of Woodstock. Cards are issued on presentation of personal identification and proof of London or eligible county residency. Non-residents may obtain a Library card for 10 dollars a month, to a maximum of 50 dollars a year. Library cards are  renewed every 2 years.
New. Children’s Card. Sign up for our special library card for children 12 years and under, issued to children on presentation of personal identification and proof of address by a parent or guardian. You can trade in your old card.
New. Educator Card. For teachers and educators to borrow resources for their classrooms and daycare centres. Available to anyone working in a public or private school, daycare centre, Early ON Family Centre or afterschool program in London. Educators from the surrounding Indigenous communities are also eligible. Borrow up to 60 items. Loan period of 60 days.
Borrowing Periods unless otherwise noted. Limit of 20 D V Ds per card. Maximum of 60 items per card.
Books and C Ds, 21 days. E books and e audio, 21 days. Hot spots, 21 days. All other D V Ds, 21 days. Feature Film D V Ds, 7 days. Quick Picks and Magazines, 7 days. High demand material, 7 days. Games, 7 days. E Video, up to 5 days.
Returns. Return most materials to any London Public Library during open hours or in return chutes when we are closed. Return games to the location they were borrowed from during open hours, not through return chutes.
Renewals. Limit of 3 renewals on items. You cannot renew Quick Picks, high demand materials or items with holds. Renew in person at any library, online using My Account tab, or by phone at 519-661-4600.
Late Charges. Late fees on overdue items are charged by calendar day, including Sunday, at all locations. We send an electronic or phone message about overdue items 6 days after the due date. Give us your email address and we’ll send you an email reminder before the due date. You can pay fines online!
Late Charges for Adult cards. D V Ds, Quick Picks, Book Club in a Bag and Games. 1 dollar per item per day to a maximum of 10 dollars per item. All other materials. 30 cents per item per day to a maximum of 9 dollars per item. Late Charges for Teen cards. D V Ds, Quick Picks and Games. 1 dollar per item per day to a maximum of 6 dollars per item. All other materials. 15 cents per item per day to a maximum of 6 dollars per item. Late Charges for Seniors.  65 years and older. D V Ds, Quick Picks, Book Club in a Bag and Games, 1 dollar per item per day to a maximum of 6 dollars per item. All other materials, 15 cents per item per day to a maximum of 6 dollars per item. Children’s cards are fine free.
Accessibility. We want to be accessible to you. Call 519-661-4600 to ask about our resources and services.
Visiting Library. Home delivery for those with restricted mobility and materials for those with visual impairment. Call 519-661-6444 or visit for information.
Personal Picks. Use our online form to have staff create personalized reading lists for your interests.
Book A Librarian. Make an appointment at Central Library for one-on-one help with our online resources, databases and print collections.
Computers and Internet. All locations have computers to use with your Library card. Ask staff to set up a PIN to log in to our computers or wireless network. Computers have a variety of software programs. Print for a small fee. Connect to our wireless network on your laptop or mobile device at all branches.
Book a Meeting, Event or Art Exhibit through Wolf Performance Hall and Meetings and Events Services. Space is available in many locations. Let us help you plan your next event. Call: 519-661-5120, Monday to Friday from 9 a m 5 p m. Email: or visit
Program Registration phone number: 519-661-5122, Monday to Friday from 9 a m 5 p m.
London Public Library Board. Meets monthly on a Thursday at 5:30 pm in the third floor Board
Room at Central Library. All welcome. Find meeting dates, agendas, reports and minutes at
Mariam Hamou (Chair), Michelle Boyce, Stuart Clark, Brian Gibson, Councillor Shawn Lewis, Jeremy McCall, Councillor Elizabeth Peloza, James Shelley, Donna Vachon.
Do you have questions about using the library? Call us during library hours with your questions about our resources and services, or your library account. Call 519-661-4600 or email

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Call 519-661-4600 with any questions about library hours and locations.
Alerts! Holiday Closures: Central Library will be closed Labour Day, Monday, September 2 and Thanksgiving, Monday, October 14.
Dundas Street Construction. Pedestrian access into Central Library from Dundas Street remains available during construction. For updates on construction, visit
Questions? Call 519-661-4600 during library hours. Call for any inquiries or to be transferred to any library location.
Ramped, level, or elevator access to library materials is available at all locations.

Beacock. 1280 Huron Street. 519-451-8140. Bostwick. 501 Southdale Road. West. 519-473-4708. Byron. 1295 Commissioners Road West. 519-471-4000. Carson. 465 Quebec Street. 519-438-4287. Central Library and Spriet Family Children’s Library. 251 Dundas Street. General Information, 519-661-4600. Cherryhill. 301 Oxford Street West. 519-439-6456. Crouch. 550 Hamilton Road. 519-673-0111. East London. 2016 Dundas Street East. 519-451-7600. Glanworth. 2950 Glanworth Drive. 519-681-6797. Jalna. 1119 Jalna Boulevard. 519-685-6465. Lambeth. 7112 Beattie Street. 519-652-2951. Landon. 167 Wortley Road. 519-439-6240. Masonville. 30 North Centre Road. 519-660-4646. Pond Mills. 1166 Commissioners Road East. 519-685-1333. Sherwood. 1225 Wonderland Road North, Unit 32. 519-473-9965. Stoney Creek. 920 Sunningdale Road East. 519-930-2065.

Central and Children’s Library. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Sunday hours. 1 to 4 p.m. October 20 to December 8, 2019. January 5 to May 3, 2020.
Beacock. Bostwick. Byron. Cherryhill. Crouch. East London. Jalna. Landon. Masonville. Pond Mills. Sherwood. Stoney Creek. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Carson and Lambeth. Tuesday, 1 to 5 p.m., and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m., and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m.
Glanworth. Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon.

Call 519-661-4600 with any questions about library hours and locations.

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