Newmarket Public Library


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Newmarket Public Library is open for limited services and hours, please see our website for more details.

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In keeping with the province’s move into Step 2 of its reopening plan we are excited to once again invite visitors into the Library on Tuesday, July 6 at 11 a.m. In accordance with health guidelines only 50 visitors will be allowed in the building at a time so we ask that you keep your visits short. And for the first time since the pandemic began browsing of library bookshelves will be permitted. Please see all the information on our Step 2 re-opening

Online Programs

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Superstar Storytellers Summer Series


  • Tuesdays, June 6, 20, 2021 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, August 3, 17, 2021 | 7 to 8 p.m.

Location: Streaming Live On Zoom / Cost: Free 

For information on the author events and to register
Join us for the Superstar Storyteller Summer Series, virtual visits from children’s authors Gordon Korman, Sayantani DasGupta, Tracey West, Justin A. Reynolds, and more. Get a Superstar Storyteller BINGO card when you pick up your TD Summer Reading Club reading log at curbside pickup. New cards will be available at each author event. Submit completed cards to or drop them off at curbside pick-up by Aug. 13 to be entered in a prize draw. And we’re calling all artists to send in artwork inspired by the visiting authors to by July 2 and Aug. 2 to be featured in our Superstar Storytellers pre-shows on July 6 and August 3. Kids can submit questions for any of the authors up to two days before their visits at @scholastic, @blueheronbooks. Get more information on the Superstar Storytellers Series

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It’s Party Time With Russ!

Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021 | 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Streaming Live On Zoom / Cost: Free / Register at

Popular children’s entertainer Russ is back with another concert series kicking off on Thurs., July 8 at 10 a.m. Due to health restrictions Russ will once again be bringing his fun-filled musical performances right into your home via Zoom. Children 6 months to 5 years old will have a great time. Sign up for one or all of the concerts. Register now and experience the musical magic of Russ. $2 a child per concert.

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TD Summer Reading Club 2021: Make Your Own Sports Games

Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 | 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Streaming Live On Zoom | Cost: Free | Register at
Calling all sports fans! Our next TD Summer Reading Club program is for children 6 to 8 years old who want to get creative and use craft materials to make sports games they can actually play. Learn to make basketball cup and ball, balloon tennis, and paper football. Craft kits available for pickup in Children’s Services prior to the program.

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Learn To Camp Part 4: Camping Safety, How To Protect Yourself and the Environment

Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2021 | 7 to 8 p.m.
Location: Streaming Live On Zoom | Cost: Free | Register at
Parks Canada’s online camping series continues with Learn To Camp Part 4: Camping Safety, How to Protect Yourself and the Environment. Learn tips and tricks on staying safe, and being respectful, in the outdoors, whether camping for a week, or hiking for a day. We will discuss important safety considerations, and how to enjoy the outdoors while respecting the ecological integrity of our natural spaces.

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Summer Cycling Series: Fixing On The Fly

Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 7 to 8 p.m.
Location: Streaming Live On Zoom | Cost: Free | Register at
Don’t let a broken bike strand you on the side of the road. Learn how to fix things on the fly in the next cycling workshop by the Centre for Active Transportation. Learn how to fix common problems you may encounter while out riding, and get handy tips to help prevent issues from occurring in the future.

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A great way to boost your physical and mental health is spending a day at one of Ontario’s provincial parks. NPL now has three 2021 day-use vehicle permits that can be borrowed for one week and will provide you with free entry into Algonquin, Killarney, Killbear, and more than 100 beautiful provincial parks. Get ready to spend some time relaxing, exploring, and communing with nature this year.


Online Library Resources 

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Borrow tools, appliances and more from the Lendery at Newmarket Public Library

Got plans for work around your home but not the right tools? Want to try something new in the kitchen but don’t have the appliance you need? Or do you want to try a new board game for family game night? NPL’s Lendery has tools, appliances, board games, sports equipment, and plenty of other items. Why spend money on something you may only use once when you can borrow it from the NPL’s Lendery. See all the items available

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Over 3,000 eMagazines now available in OverDrive

There are now over 3,000 eMagazines in OverDrive, many from the RBDigital collection acquired by OverDrive. You’ll find a wide variety of magazines from around the world, among them The Economist (much requested by NPL members). eMagazines are available in many different languages, including Chinese, French, Spanish, and more. Look for OverDrive in our Online Library under eBooks

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During the lockdown you can pass some time with a good book and NPL has plenty of those.  Choose from thousands of books in whatever format you prefer: print or digital. Our eBook collections can be found in our Online Library under eBooks And you can peruse our catalogue for print books to put on hold for curbside pickup.

If you want help choosing a book don’t forget to fill out our online form What Should I Read Next?

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Remote access for Ancestry Library Edition extended again
Once again there’s good news for anyone interested in genealogy, Ancestry Library Edition has extended its remote access until the end of 2021. Until then you can use this great online resource directly from home. Sign into your account and look for the link on the bottom right side of your page to access the database. Please contact us at or ASKNPL if you have forgotten your PIN number.

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Pressreader™ is a great new service that provides you with 100s of digital publications from around the world. Browse and read newspapers from different countries, and magazines in a wide variety of categories including parenting & family, sports, outdoors, business, music, health & fitness, gaming, and more. With automatic downloads that never expire, easy to use keyword search tools, and instant translation of up to 18 languages so you can read publications from different countries. Stay informed with Pressreader™ in our Online Library under eMagazines and eNewspapers

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Choosing the right career path is important, and Career Cruising can help. Find out about careers in business, health care, finance, IT, and much more. Select a job title to learn the level of education you’ll need, how much you can earn, the core tasks involved, and where you can find work. Start cruising for your new career in our Online Library under eResearch, Business and Careers

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Mango Languages

Now may be the time to learn a new language with Mango Languages. Choose from over 70 languages including English as a Second Language (ESL). Mango lets you learn at your own pace. Kids up to age six can learn too, with Little Pim, a fun way for them to discover words and phrases from 12 different languages. Discover both in our Online Library under eLearning.

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During lockdown you can still get your hands on the library’s extensive collection of magazines by placing them on hold for curbside pickup. Choose from a wide variety of titles for every interest and age. How many magazines does NPL have? Check out our collection to place a hold on any of the 163 different print magazines that are available.

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Last spring NPL created the online archive Together In Isolation COVID-19 to serve as a digital time capsule providing a first-hand look at events as they unfold in Newmarket during the pandemic. Since then, many of us are no longer in isolation but we are all still coping with life being affected by the COVID-19 virus. You can play a part in recording history now for future generations. Share your photos with comments or a story about your personal experiences at Look for Together in Isolation (COVID-19) in the column on the left. Thanks to all those who have already participated.

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