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Summer 2019

Front cover. Page one.

London Public Library, Access library magazine

June, July, August 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:

Summer fun starts here

Cozy up and read together

Indigenous history month

Dementia friendly books

Rainbow reads

T D summer reading club and other free summer programs and events

London Public Library logo

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This summer, your family will fall in love with reading!

Free, fun summer reading programs for both younger and older readers.

Participate at the times and locations that work for your family, as often as you like, all summer long.

We make it easy and exciting for every child at every stage to find books they will love.

Register at our Get Your Summer Read On Day, June 22, or anytime this summer and continue until August 24.

T D Summer Reading Club 2019

For Pre-readers to Age 12

Stickers, prize ballots, a special booklet and our treasure chest make every visit fun and will keep your family reading all summer long. Supported by Friends of the London Public Library.


Get Caught Reading

For Ages 11 plus

Tween and Teen Summer Reading Challenge

Older readers will love our weekly challenges, prize ballots and branch parties. Help your branch become city-wide champs! Supported by Western Fair District.

Image: a graphic cartoon image of the Cherryhill Cheetah, the mascot for Cherryhill Branch Library. Each library branch has a fun graphic image of an animal that represents their location’s team for Get Caught Reading, also known as G C R.  Tweens and Teens are encouraged to make their library location the winner for number of books read and challenges met.

Text to go with image: Find all 16 GCR branch Mascots in this issue of Access and tell your branch staff for a chance to win awesome prizes!

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On June 22, come to our party! It’s Get Your Summer Read On Day at your Library!

It's a Registration Celebration at your local library! Join us for a fun-filled event with face painting, scavenger hunts, performers, crafts, activities, snacks, and more. Sign up for the free T D Summer Reading Club or Get Caught Reading programs during this event to receive a special prize.

Morning Branch Parties

June 22, 9:30 to 11:30 a m

Feature acts at 10 a m
Beacock: Featuring Music with Paul Droog. Cherryhill: Featuring Salthaven’s A Day in the Life. Landon: Featuring The Magic Lollipop Puppet Show. Pond Mills: Featuring The Magic Circus Show with Captain Corbin. Sherwood: Featuring Peter Mennie’s All Tricked Out Magic Show. Stoney Creek: Featuring Mad Science Spectacular Science.

Afternoon Branch Parties

June 22, 2 to 4 p m

Feature acts at 2:30 p m

Bostwick: Featuring The Magic Circus Show with Captain Corbin. Byron: Featuring Music with Paul Droog. Carson: Facepainting. Central Library and Spriet Family Children’s Library: Featuring Jack and the Beanstalk Puppet Show. Crouch: Featuring Peter Mennie's All Tricked Out Magic Show. East London: Featuring Mad Science: Spectacular Science Show. Jalna: Featuring Mad Science Spectacular Science Show. Lambeth: Facepainting. Masonville: Featuring Drumming with Baba Williams.

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The Benefits of Summer Reading.

Reading during the summer is a fun way to help kids maintain skills they gained over the school year and avoid what educators call the summer slide. Our staff are experts at finding books that your children will love and that will match their reading level and interests.  And don’t forget how important and meaningful reading aloud as a family can be, even as your children get older.

Image of father and daughter reading a book with a flashlight.

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They Grow Up in a Flash!

Graphic image of a flashlight.

This summer, we’re making family time extra special. Cozy up and read together in our new play tents. There’s one waiting for you at your neighbourhood library branch. Remember staying up late, reading by flashlight under the covers? That’s what summertime is made for! Starting on June 22, and while supplies last, children can drop by their branch to receive their very own little flashlight. We’d love to see photos of your family reading over the summer. In a tent. By flashlight. However your family reads together, share using hashtag read together l p l or tag
at London library on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Image of London Public Library’s newly designed library card just for children.

Pick up snazzy, new fine-free children’s library cards for your family. Trade in your old children’s card or sign up for your first card. They’re free, have no fines and are the key to unlocking a lifetime of reading for pleasure and learning.

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The Truth about Stories, written by Sara Mai Chitty.

Thomas King says that “the truth about stories is that’s all that we are.” He isn't the only one to say it, but he put it rather succinctly. Stories are how we transmit information and relate to one another, are remembered and how we learn and teach. Since Columbus first mentioned “Indians” in his travel logs, stories about Indigenous peoples have shaped what people know, think and believe about us. For many years the “authorities” on Indigenous culture and issues have not been Indigenous peoples. The people telling our stories told them through lenses we never saw ourselves under.

The Marrow Thieves by Métis author Cherie Dimaline is a different kind of story about “Indians.” It’s fictional, sure, but it is still full of our truths. It weaves traditional knowledge into a dystopian cautionary tale about surviving the impact of colonialism. The novel was selected for this year’s One Book One London initiative at London Public Library, encouraging every Londoner to read and come to understand one another through it.

When the OBOL Committee at the Library chose The Marrow Thieves, they approached local Cree-Ojibwe artist Jenna Rose Sands to create the marketing artwork and to offer zine making programs to get Londoners engaged with the book. Upon Jenna Rose’s suggestion, the committee invited me to collaborate on more programming. We wanted to create conversations around Indigenous issues and culture and to break down barriers in the community. We wanted to ask, “What do people know about Indigenous culture and issues in our city and how can we strengthen relationships?”

In the back of my mind I’d always wanted to do a radio show or podcast about “things you wanted to know about Indigenous folks but didn’t know how or who to ask.” We created the Bridging the Gap program, inviting Londoners to ask questions about things they’d read in the novel, or that they had wondered about Indigenous issues or culture, and have community members provide answers in a panel format. Jenna Rose’s zine workshops encouraged people to engage in creative dialogue with the text, and together the contributions tell their own story. We simply can't move forward if we don't understand where each other is coming from.

So often people ask “what can we do?” when it comes to Indigenous issues in Canada. The issues seem daunting, convoluted, and the “Indian problem” is presented in mainstream media as a blame game with the government. On March 4 at the One Book One London Meet the Author event, Cherie Dimaline shared a story about hearing her colleague, writer Lee Maracle, tell the Treaty of the Trees story to a public audience, a story not told outside of ceremony, or arguably, barely told publicly at all for at least a hundred years. When Dimaline asked Maracle later, “why share that story at that particular time,” Maracle responded that people need to hear our stories. It’s time.

The response to the One Book One London events at the Library makes me think people are more willing to listen. That they recognize these conversations, stories and dialogues need to come from and be guided by Indigenous communities. The OBOL project is an example of what can happen when institutions make space for Indigenous people to hold conversations about Indigenous issues and culture, when they employ Indigenous women to create programming and art, and ask us what we want to do, instead of telling us what they want from us.

Our stories are valuable. They come from and connect us to this land. And like land, our stories are meant to be shared, reciprocally. Meegwech for listening.

Photo caption: Sara Mai Chitty (right), who is Anishinaabe and a member of Alderville First Nation, develops and moderates Bridging the Gap panel discussions on Indigenous issues and culture. Jenna Rose Sands, who is Cree-Ojibwe, created the artwork for One Book One London and has led zine making workshops at the Library.

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Indigenous History Month

Join us for films and programs as part of our recognition of June as National Indigenous History Month.

Story 1.

Wampum String Creations

Métis artist Brenda Collins shares the Indigenous teachings of her maternal heritage and the significance of wampum belts. Learn more about the treaty relationship and how wampum strings can remind you of personal commitments and agreements. Drop in anytime during the program to make a wampum string to take home.

At Pond Mills Branch on Saturday, June 1 from 10:30 a m to 1:30 p m.

At Landon Branch on Saturday, June 8 from 10:30 a m to 1:30 p m.

Story 2.

Film Screenings

Documentaries and short films about Indigenous issues.

At Stoney Creek Branch on Saturday June 1 at 3 p m. Film title: My Name is Kahentiiosta.
At Central Library on Thursday, June 13 at 12 p m and 4:30 p m. Film titles: The Road Forward, Norma's Story and Ballads Not Bullets: Tom Jackson.
At Byron on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p m. Film title: Finding Dawn.
At Masonville on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p m. Film title: Our People Will Be Healed.

Story 3.

Continuing the Conversation: Discussing Indigenous Issues and Culture with Indigenous People

Thursday, June 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p m at Central Library.

Sara Mai Chitty returns as moderator as we continue the conversation we began with Bridging the Gap in February. She and a panel of local Indigenous guests will share knowledge and information based on questions submitted by our community. This evening’s discussion will be focused around the relationships between land, language and governance. Submit your question at

Story 4.

Library Spotlight: Indigenous Reads

See our website for Library Spotlights, staff selected reading lists on a variety of topics.

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Celebrating a Diversity of Stories in Our Collections.

Magazines on R B digital and Flipster

R B digital


Photos of magazine covers from the library’s digital collections: Curve, The Gay and Lesbian Review, The Advocate, Attitude, Gay Times.

L G B T Q Films on Kanopy


Images and photos of film titles and still images: Speak Out Against Hate, Gigola, Heartstone, The Revival: women and the Word, Forbidden, Reel in the Closet.

Library Spotlights: Rainbow Reads (Staff selected reading lists!)

Photos of book covers: Forward, a graphic novel, by Lisa Maas. Girl Mans Up by M.E. Girard. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin. Odd One Out by Nic Stone. Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community by Robin Stevenson.

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Story 1.

Popping Up!

Summer! It’s the season for Pop Up Library visits at celebrations and festivals in London neighbourhoods. Meet our friendly staff, browse for books and DVDs, and learn about Library resources and services. You will always find a fun activity, game or story for your family to enjoy!

Photos of staff with the Pop Up tent, Library van and the reading tent.

Visit us this summer at

Gathering on the Green at The Green in Wortley Village on June 1.
Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival at Fanshawe Conservation Area on June 8.

Indigenous Solidarity Day at The Green in Wortley Village on June 21.

Get Your Summer Read On Celebration at Boyle Community Centre on June 22.

Celebrate 60 at Fanshawe Pioneer Village at Fanshawe Pioneer Village on June 23.

Pawlooza at Plunkett Estate on August 17.

And More!

Story 2.

Winning at Science and Engineering!

Congratulations to the winners of the London Public Library Award at the 2019 Thames Valley Science & Engineering Fair, presented Sunday, April 7 at Faculty of Education, Western University.

London Public Library Award Winners and Project titles

Hempcrete: a Substitute for Concrete? by Mohammad Elayek

Smart Cat Feeder by Aly Soliman

What a Drag by Liam Mcqueen

Mud Power: Using a Microbial Fuel Cell to Generate Electricity by Bradley Hunter and Tian Yao

Photo caption: Left to right: Mohammad Elayek, Aly Soliman, Liam Mcqueen, Lisa Manax-Skikos from London Public Library, Bradley Hunter, Tian Yao.

Story 3.

Wolf Hall Presents

Music Mondays

Free concerts in the Rotary Reading Garden at Central Library.

June 10 to August 26 at 12:15 p m.

Ticketed Concerts in the Wolf Performance Hall.

Whitehorse. Tuesday, November 12. Sultans of String. Thursday, December 5.

For tickets and information visit

Story 4.

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 & Availability.  Ask staff about Tech Tutor schedules and availability at library locations. Get 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.
For information on using computers and computer classes at the library, visit
For information on wireless internet at the library, visit

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New! Ease Into Leisure kits.

Crafting, gardening, games.

Recreation and Leisure Kits with Assistive Devices to Encourage Active Aging.

Borrow the kits for three weeks by placing a hold in our catalogue. Search Ease into Leisure in our catalogue. for more information about Ease into Leisure kits, ask our staff in person or call 519-661-4600.

The kits are made available through a collaboration between London Public Library, Age Friendly London Network,
and Third Age Outreach, St. Joseph’s Health Care London.

Photos of gardening tools, large print Scrabble game, large print bingo cards, playing card holders with large print playing cards, crafting kit with vice, sewing kit, and magnetic dartboard.

Story 2.

Creative Spaces

Inspiring Interactive and Imaginative Play

This beautiful new interactive wall in the Spriet Family Children’s Library entrance invites children and families
to create and play together. The magnetic wall with moveable pieces is one of the finishing touches in our Infinite Possibilities campaign to revitalize Central Library with creative spaces for our community. Projects like these are made possible thanks to the generous support of Library Donors.

For information on making a community impact and donating to your Library, contact Colleen at or 519-661-5144.

Photo of the interactive wall and photos of children using the wall.

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For the Fun of Reading!

Fun is the first thing Dylan King mentions when he talks about volunteering as a reading partner with children. He enjoys everything about it: looking for books a child will love and engaging their interest in fun ways like using silly voices when he’s reading and encouraging the child to try it too. “At first,” he says, “they’re reluctant, but as I keep doing it and being silly, they start to get more expressive too.”

Dylan can tell he’s making an impact when a child becomes interested and he sees their confidence grow, explaining, “They start using strategies like sounding out words and following a sentence with their finger. They don’t give up as easily. They’ll try again when something doesn’t make sense at first.”

Even at age 16 when looking for a volunteer position to complete his high school hours, Dylan chose an after school program at Beacock Branch Library because interacting with kids seemed more fun than other options. That experience led to his first paid employment with the City of London’s summer day camp programs and started him on his current career path.

“I realized I really enjoy being a role model and seeing kids develop skills and become more confident,” he says. Eight years and many hours of working with children later, Dylan has just graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at Fanshawe College. He plans to continue as a Read volunteer with the Library because he finds it meaningful to see the difference he can make in a child’s life.

Making reading fun for children seems to come naturally to Dylan. Recently he set up a scavenger hunt for his Read partner, hiding slime ingredients all over the library and creating written clues for finding them. Combined with funny books and silly voices, how could any reluctant reader resist?

Photo caption with photo of Dylan King with Elephant and Piggy children’s books

Dylan King makes reading fun for children in the Read program.

About Read Volunteers

Our Read program matches children who are reluctant readers with volunteer mentors. These pairs meet weekly during the school year at library locations. Parents can ask about the program for their child at any library location.

Apply to Volunteer

Library volunteer positions will be filled in September. Submit your application by August 1 for positions starting this fall. Visit for information and to apply.

Library Volunteer Opportunities

Read Mentor
E S L Mentor
Tech Tutor
Program Volunteer
Wolf Hall Usher

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Reading for a Lifetime

Thanks to Library donors, we are introducing a small collection of new books to support people with Alzheimer’s and dementia in continuing their love of reading. Dementia-friendly books have features like C N I B approved fonts and a layout that helps readers navigate through the pages, and the stories are short but written to appeal to a mature audience.

Canadian government data shows that more than 402,000 Canadians aged 65 and older are living with dementia and Alzheimer’s, and this number is expected to increase with an aging population. Providing meaningful books and recreational tools is essential to supporting the abilities, dignity and quality of life for these members of our community.

Betsy Reilly, Adult Learning and Language Arts specialist at Western’s Faculty of Education, works in a field that looks at the importance of literature for adults experiencing cognitive decline as they age. “People with dementia and Alzheimer’s lose the ability to understand what’s on the page. They find it overwhelming when they open a book,” she explains, “and it’s a terrible loss in the lives of people who have been readers all their lives.”

Betsy is an advocate for the positive benefits of reading for anyone living with cognitive decline, saying the science shows that the release of endorphins has a calming effect on the brain. She knows that families of individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s are always looking for resources to help their loved ones stay connected to activities they have always loved, and for readers, dementia-friendly books are a wonderful new tool that can support reading for a lifetime.

Dementia-friendly books are coming this summer and a selection will be available at each library location. Our collection is small as the number of books available from publishers is still very limited, but we hope to add to it as this field of resources grows.

Story 2.

Marlena Books

A number of the books in our new collection are published by Marlena Books, a local company in Kitchener providing innovative resources for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Founder Rachel Thompson was inspired by her own grandmother’s experience to create beautiful and captivating books that would reintroduce reading into the lives of those individuals. Their books are printed in Canada and feature Canadian stories!

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Read All About It!

London Free Press Indexed Files Find New Home at Central Library.

Before the internet, newspaper clipping files were essential to meeting deadlines in newsrooms. The London Free Press, like many newspapers, once used an extensive library of indexed files, catalogued by staff librarians, to provide reporters with quick access to the background information needed to write breaking stories. When the Free Press made the decision to move from their York Street address, this collection of thousands of files was still intact and in need of a new home.

The files were offered to London Public Library and will become part of the local history collection in the Ivey Family London Room at Central Library. Plans are underway to provide staff-assisted access to this collection in the future.

It is the meticulous cataloguing of news stories that makes the indexes (stored on microfiche) a significant research tool for articles predating 1998 when the London Free Press began using a database. The publication dates of articles are noted on the files, directing researchers quickly to relevant material, and the extensive subject headings that include many London events, people and organizations make them a valuable resource for local history projects.

Local History Resource.

Anita McCallum (left in photo) and Mark Richardson, librarians at London Public Library, with books they authored on local history topics. Both used the news clipping files at the London Free Press library (as well as the Ivey Family London Room at Central Library) to research their books.

Anita was a librarian with the London Free Press from 1990 to 2006 and remembers working with three other full time staff cataloguing and maintaining the files that were essential to publishing the news. She says, “This was before the internet, but we could put decades of background information on a topic or person into a reporter’s hands within minutes.”

This level of comprehensive information in the clippings files has drawn many researchers working on local history projects. Anita recalls author Sheila Johnston coming into the Free Press library to research Let’s go to The Grand, her book on the history of The Grand Theatre published for its 100th anniversary in 2001. London Public Library sees many more stories coming from these files in the future.

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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.


Story 1.

Celebrating 14 Years!

The Friends of the Library Book Store celebrates its 14th anniversary in August. The store is located on the main floor of Central Library and carries a large selection of used books, magazines, DVDs, music CDs and more for all ages and interests, including many specialty books on topics like cooking, gardening, health and wellness, history, biography, travel and classic literature. Bargain prices and new inventory every week make it a delight for browsers!

Most of the items sold in the Store come from public donations. The Friends accept donations of gently used items that are sold through the Book Store or at the annual Friends Book Sale. You can drop off small quantities of gently used items at any library branch. For large quantities, call the Friends phone line, 519-661-2448, to make arrangements for pick up.

The Book Store is staffed by 42 volunteers, including co-managers Mary Blasl and Scott Curoe. This generous contribution of volunteer hours helps the Friends of the London Public Library to provide support to the Library for value-added programs and services as well as large community initiatives like the Library Commons area on the main floor of Central Library.

Photo caption. Mary Blasl and Scott Curoe, co-managers of the Friends Book Store at Central Library.

Story 2.

Photo of cheque presentation. Photo caption.

Friends of the London Public Library presented a gift of $70,000 to the Library on February 28. The generous contributions made by the Friends provide support to the Library for value-added programs and services. In photo, left to right: Library CEO Susanna Hubbard Krimmer, Library Board Chair Mariam Hamou, Colleen Harris (LPL Fund Development Manager), Arlene Thompson (LPL Customer Service & Branch Operations Manager), Friends of the Library President Carmen Sprovieri.

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, from10 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.

Big Sky by Kate Atkinson.

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris.

The Summer of Sunshine and Margot by Susan Mallery.

A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay. Canadian.

Bunny by Mona Awad. Canadian.

Adult non fiction.

Naturally Tan: A Memoir by Tan France.

The Latte Factor: Why You Don't Have to be Rich to Live Rich by David Bach and John David Mann.

The Canadian Manifesto by Conrad Black. Canadian.

Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting by Anna Quindlen.

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond.

Picture Books

I'm Worried by Michael Ian Black. Illustrator: Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Canadian.

This Book of Mine by Sarah Stewart. Illustrator: David Small.

Gargantua (Jr!): Defender of Earth by Kevin Sylvester. Canadian.

Nibi's Water Song by Sunshine Tenasco. Illustrator: Chief Lady Bird. Canadian.

The Pigeon has to go to School by Mo Willems.

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 ten dollars a month, to a maximum of fifty dollars a year. Library card renewal period has been extended to every 2 years.

Borrowing  Periods.

Limit of 20 DVDs per card. Maximum of 60 items per card.

Books and CDs, 21 days. E Books and e Audio, up to 21 days. Hot spots, 21 days. Feature Film DVDs, 7 days. All other DVDs, 21 days. Quick Picks and Magazines, 7 days. High demand material, 7 days. Games, 7 days. E Video, up to 5 days.

Returns. You can return most materials to any London Public Library location during any open hours or in our return chutes when we are closed. Return games to the location from which they were borrowed 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 items 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. DVDs, 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. DVDs, 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. DVDs, 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.

Interlibrary loan. Borrow materials from many other library systems through our library’s interlibrary loan service at

Visiting library. Home delivery for those with restricted mobility, and materials for those with visual impairment. Call 519-661-6444 or visit for information.

Book A Librarian service. Make an appointment for one on one help with our online resources, databases, and print collections, based on your research needs or question. Appointments take place at Central Library.

My Library App. Search the library catalogue and manage your account on your mobile device. Check out items, place holds, and download e Books and e Audio.

More than Books. Borrow hot spots, board games and more.

Library Computers and Internet. All locations have computers you can use with your library card. Ask staff about setting up a PIN to log in to our computers or wireless network. Our computers have a variety of software programs for you to use. You can print for a small fee. Connect to our wireless network on your laptop or mobile device at all library branches.

Book a Meeting, Event or Art Exhibit. 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. to 5 p.m. Or email  visit the website at

Program Registration. 519-661-5122. Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

London Public Library Board of Directors.

Meets monthly on a Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at Central Library.  All are welcome. Find meeting dates, agendas, reports and minutes online at

Board Members. Mariam Hamou, Chair. Michelle Boyce. Stuart Clark. Brian Gibson. Councillor Shawn Lewis. Jeremy McCall. Councillor Elizabeth Peloza. James Shelley. Donna Vachon.

Questions? Call us during library hours with your questions about our resources and services, or your account.

519-661-4600 or email

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


Holiday Closures: Central Library will be closed July 1, August 5 and September 2.

Rotary Reading Garden at Central Library: Open for the season. Enter through the Reading Lounge on the main floor.

Dundas Street Construction: Pedestrian access into Central Library from Dundas Street remains available during construction. Find updates at

Crouch Branch Library remains open during area road construction. Please check our website or call Crouch Branch for updates. Find closure information at

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. No Sunday hours at Central during the summer.

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 or visit

Get Caught Reading Player’s Guide. Images: Fun cartoon images of the Get Caught Reading mascots for each branch library location are superimposed over the map showing library locations. Beacock Bears. Bostwick Bucks. Byron Bunnies. Carson Cobras. Central Children’s Coyotes. Cherryhill Cheetahs. Crouch Koalas. East London Owls. Glanworth Goats. Jalna Giraffes. Lambeth Lions. Landon Labs. Masonville Monkeys. Pond Mills Pandas. Sherwood Foxes. Stoney Creek Tigers.

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Your digital library. – Learn new skills in business, software, technology, or creative skills from instructional videos by industry experts.

Over Drive – Choose from thousands of eBooks and audiobooks.

Libby – Use this app to access Over Drive on your smartphone or tablet.

R B digital – View and download dozens of popular and specialty magazines.

Flipster – Check out a diverse selection of magazines including many popular Canadian titles.

Press Reader – Read current newspapers and magazines from around the world. Publications in over 60 languages.

hoopla – Easily stream or download movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, comics and audiobooks.

Kanopy and Kanopy Kids – Stream thoughtful and entertaining classic films, world cinema, documentaries
and popular movies.

Auto Repair Source – Find step by step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labour estimates, service bulletins and recalls for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

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