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NTPL is proud to be a partner library with CELA – the Centre for Equitable Library Access. CELA provides Canadians with print disabilities, and the libraries that support them, access to materials in a broad range of reading materials in the accessible format of their choice.
If you have a print disability, you can borrow Daisy Books – MP3 Audiobooks on a single disc – to listen to at home. You can also register to become a CELA member, which gives you access to a growing collection of books, magazines, newspapers & described videos for every age and interest. Through CELA, you can select from various formats – audio, braille, described movies, accessible e-books, and download them to your computer, handheld device or Daisy player, or have CD and braille items delivered by mail.
Visit the CELA website or drop by your local branch to find out more about our partnership with CELA and how it can benefit you.
Family Day weekend is fast approaching. Do you have any plans made? Here are some ideas of things you can do with your family next weekend:
Drop by your local branch of the New Tecumseth Public Library on Saturday to stock up on books, movies, magazines and more to get you through the long weekend! Bring some friends and enjoy a board game or play with our robot kits.
Join New Tecumseth for Family Day fun at the Tottenham Community & Fitness Centre, 139 Queen St. N., Tottenham on Monday, February 19 from 11 am-2 pm. Family fun for the whole family including games, gym activities, program samplers and free public skate times from 11 am-12:20 pm and 12:30 pm-1:50 pm
Nottawasaga Inn Resort is going Kid Crazy with a variety of Family Day Children’s Programs all weekend long. Festivities include their 4th Annual Family Dash Competition, inflatable jousting, movies, ice skating, a bonfire, treats and crafts! There are activities for kids of all ages.
The Gibson Centre has an art exhibit you may enjoy – Surfacing New Paintings by Graduating BMHS Students.
Drop by the Banting Homestead and learn more about Sir Frederick Banting, the man who discovered insulin.
Visit Bizzy Bee Indoor Playground at 169 Dufferin St. S.
Discovery more about our military at the Base Borden Military Museum.
Enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing or a nice long walk at Earl Rowe Provincial Park.
Enjoy the trails at Tottenham Conservation Area.
We’d love to hear your suggestions and ideas as well!
Welcome to CLASS!
The New Tecumseth Public Library started running monthly programs for CLASS in the fall of 2016. We noticed that many clients of CLASS were active members of our library – with individual and group visits happening on an almost daily basis. After getting the OK from the management team here at the library I approached CLASS and asked if they would be interested in attending a library program.
For those who are unfamiliar with CLASS let me introduce you to them. CLASS is an acronym for Community Living Association of South Simcoe. They service New Tecumseth, Essa, Adjala-Tosorontio as well as parts of Innisfil and Bradford West-Gwillimbury. They are a non-profit organization run by a dedicated group of volunteers. CLASS supports individuals with intellectual disabilities and their right to choose and lead lives within the community with dignity.
There are different programs and support groups that are offered by CLASS. FYI (Facilitating Youth Involvement) is one such group. This is an after school program for youth aged 13-21 which operates Monday to Friday. The attendees of this program are offered a range of recreation, leisure and educational activities aimed towards the youth to enhance their life and social skills.
Attending library programs was and continues to be a great way of supplementing the activities offered to the FYI participants.
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