Web maintenance: Aug. 5 to 6


Bibliocommons, our catalogue provider, will be performing system maintenance and will be inaccessible from Aug. 5 to 6 from 10 pm to 4 am. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Temporary closure: Alta Vista


Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 17. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 18 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches


Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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October is…Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!


“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” — John Grogan, Marley & Me


Adopt a dog month was founded by the American Humane Association in 1981, in order to draw attention to the number of dogs in shelters.  October is now referred to as Adopt a Shelter dog month, and a great way to encourage adoption of shelter dogs, and to spread the word regarding all the available dogs looking for a good home (National Day Calendar, 2020).

Not sure where to start on your dog adoption journey? There are many sites online for adopting shelter dogs  such as Petfinder.com or websites for specific rescues. Many groups on social media platforms such as Facebook offer shelter dog information, and groups for rehoming/adopting a new pet.

Several of the Beaverbrook team have adopted rescues (and couldn’t be more happy with their new pups!  --Just look at the pics above to see their smiling faces!) They came from Ottawa (The Ottawa Humane Society), Mexico (All Paws Matter), and Texas (Paws R Us).

Adopting a dog is a big decision!  Here are some tips to help if you are thinking of adopting a shelter/rescue dog: 

Adopting a shelter dog: 10 tips for a successful adoption (Ontario SPCA)

Tips for decompressing your new rescue dog (Dogtime)

Common Mistakes of first-time dog owners ( Cesar’s Way)

Tips for the first 30 days of dog adoption (Petfinder)

October is...Adopt a Shelter Dog Monthby charmaine_library

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